Your Gifts at Work

  • Joe Soonthornsawad '15, recipient of 2013-2014 Gillette-Pike Scholarship Fund

    Though he came to Carleton wanting nothing more than “good grades in general,” Joe Soonthornsawad soon found so many fields of study that appealed to him that it was difficult to choose just one. Now a music and sociology/anthropology double major, Joe says his learning and life is all about where his passions intersect.

  • Issa Wilson '18, recipient of 2013-2014 Herb '73 and Barbara Fritch Scholars Program

    As a top swimmer and a top student in high school, Issa Wilson got used to people telling him he was special. In fact, he often agreed with them.

    That’s what made his first term at Carleton so rough.

  • Alexandra Mayn '15, recipient of F. Keith Underbrink '56 Endowed Fund for Global Initiatives

    Alexandra Mayn, better known as Sasha, always knew she’d need to leave home to get the education she wanted. A native of Kazan, Russia, Sasha loves the classics, Latin and linguistics. But in Russia, she says, education emphasizes memorizing facts over cultivating skills.

  • Grace Sassana '16, recipient of 2013-2014 Alice Dau Han, R.N. Scholarship Fund

    Grace Sassana ’16 always knew she wanted to help people. Working with monkeys—and loving it so much—came as a complete surprise to her.

  • Sociable Cider Werks

    The Career Center’s Scholars Week program—built around “taste of industry” tours that introduce students to a variety of organizations for site visits, panel discussions and networking—selected 28 students on two tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship. Any number of cities could have served as this year’s spring break destination. But Sarah Wolfe, program director for parent and alumni engagement, wanted to tap—no pun intended—into a special branch of the Carleton family tree just 40 minutes north on I-35W.

  • Marielle Foster ’16

    Responsible Spending

    December 19, 2014

    Carleton’s Budget Committee members take their charge to be good stewards of the college’s resources seriously. “We always think about our decisions in terms of what their implications will be five or ten years from now,” says dean of the college Bev Nagel ’75, current chair of the committee. “We want to strike a balance between the present and the future.”

  • Don Frost ’83

    Common Values

    December 19, 2014

    Don Frost ’83 believes the same spirit of community that infuses life and learning at Carleton is what drives alumni support for the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF). “It’s in our DNA,” he says. “We give back.”

  • Amelia Campbell

    CAI Gifts at Work

    December 16, 2014

    Athletics have a broad and profound impact on student life at Carleton, with 90 percent of Carleton students participating in intramural, club, and varsity sports. The Carleton Athletic Initiative (CAI) supports the full range of sports and recreation programs at Carleton.

  • Michael Habermann '15

    In the words of one student financial aid recipient:

    Words could never do justice the gratitude I feel towards my donors, but I would like to tell them that I am truly grateful for their generosity, and that their investment will be paid forward.

    Financial aid support is a critical part of the College’s mission to welcome talented students from all economic backgrounds. More than $43.5 million in financial aid was awarded to Carleton students in 2013-14, with an average Carleton grant amounting to $31,848. Donor support for financial aid makes many students’ experiences at Carleton possible.

  • In the words of one student financial aid recipient:

    Words could never do justice the gratitude I feel towards my donors, but I would like to tell them that I am truly grateful for their generosity, and that their investment will be paid forward.

    Financial aid support is a critical part of the College’s mission to welcome talented students from all economic backgrounds. More than $43.5 million in financial aid was awarded to Carleton students in 2013-14, with an average Carleton grant amounting to $31,848. Donor support for financial aid makes many students’ experiences at Carleton possible.

    Billy Moua '15 

    Billy Moua ’15 from Saint Paul, MN
    Recipient of Nini's Scholarship

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    Mari Ortiz '13 and Professor Adriana Estill collaborated on a research project that examined how Hollywood and the American press influenced Latina beauty in the ‘20s and ‘30s. This project was one of nine student research assistantships funded by the Carleton Humanities Center, which was founded in 2008 and is now housed in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Initially made possible by a New Directions Grant from the Mellon Foundation in 2005, the Humanities Center’s work is currently funded by a gift to Carleton from David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones and by discretionary funding from the dean of the college.

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    Lauren Linde '14 (Atlanta, GA) and Amelia Piazza '14 (Arlington, MA) surveyed the Hamar tribe in southwest Ethiopia last summer as part of a six-week internship with Global Team for Local Initiatives (GLTI), a small nongovernmental organization. Their trip was the first of three student trips to Ethiopia as part of a program funded by Carleton’s Initiative for Service Internships in International Development, which supports student internship experiences.