Carter Crow graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. His Kappa Sigma tenure included serving as House Manager, as well as the Pledge Educator. Today, he and his wife, Julie, live in Plano, Texas with their twin 14-year-old sons, Carter and Trammell. Carter also has two stepsons, Curtis and Nathen.
After graduation Carter began working for Wyndham Hotels at the Bel Age Hotel in Los Angeles, California as an Assistant Manager. In 1998, he began working at Wyndham Jade Travel in Dallas, Texas as a Sales Manager. In 2000, Carter went to work for Holt Lunsford Commercial, also based out of Dallas where he served as a Marketing Associate and then Marketing Director. In 2003, Carter went to work for Billingsley Company as a Marketing Director and shortly after as the Senior VP of Marketing. Finally, in 2013, Carter began working for Younger Partners where he is still currently employed and serves as Principal. Throughout his career, Carter has been recognized numerous times as Dallas Business Journal’s “Real Estate Rookie of the Year, Dallas Business Journals “Heavy Hitters” for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 and placing second in Industrial Deals Closed.
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. Two years ago, Nathen, Carter’s stepson, was severely burned with 4th degree burns over 36 percent of his body. This was a catastrophic injury. Two weeks into recovery, Nathen has a cardiac arrest and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Carter was at the hospital day and night over the course of the first year. Nathen had over 22 surgeries and nearly died on several occasions.
Carter has done everything to help care for Nathen, from helping to keep his wounds clean, to caring for his tracheostomy and much more. Nathen is a 28-year-old, 6’3”, 180-pound man, so this was not an easy task for Carter. Carter has also maintained a job and takes care of he and Julie’s two teenage boys for the last two years by himself.
Many of us know Carter as the house manager, the brother, the friend, and the man. Even though he has not been around the last few years, you now know more about Carter as a father and a husband. He exemplifies so many of the qualities that Kappa Sigma Strives for.
On a lighter note, Jeff Ross ‘91 says “if it wasn’t for Carter, the pledges would never have known character building experiences like cleaning up the volleyball court, cleaning up the pool and memorizing the 2nd paragraph of the 24th page of the Bononia Docet. And neighborhood cleanups.”
Carter’s advises undergraduates to focus on their academics but step out of their comfort zone and go talk to that older Alumni. They will be amazed how much they’ll learn talking to someone with experience.