Graduating Greyhounds 2015: Gabe Carter

By Brigid Hamilton  |  Photo courtesy of Gabe Carter, '15

Spotlight on

Gabriel Carter


Clinton, Maryland


Communications (Digital Media) Major, Photography Minor

Campus involvement

GreyComm Studios, Magic Club, Student Government Association (Director of Communications), BSA Fashion Show Graphic Designer, FAC employee

Plans after graduation

I plan to use this next year to work for a design agency in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia metro area. I also want to keep up with my business, which I started my junior year, doing graphic design work.

Then I plan on attending the Maryland Institute College of Art for graduate school.

How I chose my path

Ever since high school, I was captivated by art and design and the way in which it grab people’s attention and made them feel. I wanted to create amazing pieces of art that had the same effect…

Upon my entrance to Loyola, I applied for a graphic design position at GreyComm Studios, and the rest is history. I participated in a contest to design the Fashion Show logo my freshman year and did it each year after. To top it all off, I became the Director of Communications of the Student Government Association my senior year, and I spent the year creating designs for events attended by the entire student body.

Even though I knew what I wanted to do, I wouldn’t have made it as far as I have without the friends and teachers who inspired, taught, and supported me.

Favorite Loyola memory

I have so many, ranging from even before the start of my freshman year, at a pre-orientation program called MAP (Multicultural Awareness Program) to now as I finish my senior year…

Since I have to choose one, it would be having my teachers tell me to apply to the Loyola undergraduate research colloquium and to the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and then being accepted to and attending both.

It was such an experience to be around so many passionate individuals who wanted to share their ideas and passions, describe projects, and start conversations about things that excited them. Flying to Washington State to represent Loyola at NCUR was a beauty all in itself.

The professor who had the biggest impact on me and why

Jon Malis, assistant professor of fine arts/photography, because not only did his classes teach me so much; not only did he inspire me to create and develop strong photographic projects; not only was he there constantly to answer my questions and concerns; not only was he my mentor, but he was also a good friend.

Time after time I spent an hour or two in his office discussing ideas and thoughts on projects and he spent many hourswhich he did not have tohelping me on projects, staying late and assisting me because he believed in my vision as an artist. It is beautiful to be understood and beautiful to have someone stand beside you and support your way of thinking.

My strong truth/how the Jesuit college experience shaped me

My education at Loyola shaped me to understand servant leadership: to lead by example and to lead passionately and strongly with others is far more important than ordering others around.

Shout outs to…

Professor Jon Malis, Professor Mary Skeen, Professor Dan Schlapbach, Jay Dunmore, Isabel Figueroa, and Clair Shaw

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