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Hometown: Winthrop Harbor, Ill.

High School: Christian Life School, Kenosha, Wis., 2011.

CLC degree: A.S.

Transfer schools: B.A., biology,Carthage College, 2015; D.D.S., Marquette University Dental School, 2019.

Hobbies and interests: Playing soccer, chess and the violin.


Caleb Town

CLC not only made great financial sense, I knew it would afford me unique educational and professional opportunities that I would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. As an example, I learned a lot about the dental profession while working in the Dental Hygiene Clinic at the Lakeshore (Waukegan) Campus. The professors there are a joy to work with and are very knowledgeable about the dental profession. I learned a lot about patient care there, and I enjoyed keeping mouths healthy.

I decided to enroll at CLC after hearing about the Honors program from a friend of mine. CLC turned out to be a really great option. I was very well-prepared by the science courses I had at CLC to succeed in my major at Carthage. I did not feel as if I was playing catch-up.

Additionally, at CLC I learned how to prepare a presentation and speak in front of a group. Learning to articulate an idea was very helpful.

An ethics class lent itself to deep conversations and self-reflection. It inspired me to buy a couple of ethics books to continue exploring how great thinkers approached the complex subject of ethics in years past. The professor facilitated great conversation and learning by challenging our ideas, helping us think through the implications of our answers. He also encouraged us to try out new ideas, but never let us get away with lazy thinking.

Outside of class, I made friends within the Honors program as well as serving as president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. I spent a lot of time working with other Honors students. It was a great group of students who were all taking different paths. I also enjoyed interacting with other students in the Student Government Association.

I am currently a dental student at Marquette University’s dental school, soon to be a dentist in the U.S. Navy as I prepare for a residency at Walter Reed Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Eventually, I would like to own my own dental practice.