November 4, the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo, is an important day for members of the Carroll community. After Bishop of Helena John Patrick Carroll founded this institution in 1909, he named it Mount St. Charles College in honor of St. Charles Borromeo. While college leaders changed the school’s name to Carroll College in 1932, St. Charles remains Carroll’s patron saint.
The college’s first course bulletin, published for the 1910-11 school year, declared November 4 St. Charles Day. For the next fifty years, students and faculty joined together on November 4 to honor the college’s patron saint, founders, and community. The program for the day typically included a High Mass and then a campus dinner complete with speeches and other entertainment. Often a football game that pitted the freshmen against the upperclassmen, a dance, or a movie night rounded off the celebration. Classes were cancelled for the day.
Starting in the 1960s, St. Charles Day and its associated celebrations began to fade from both Carroll’s official calendar and its activity schedule. By 1970, November 4 was known on campus as Founder’s Day. Substantial campus-wide celebrations on the feast day of St. Charles occurred infrequently over the next four decades.
Last year, we marked this significant day with the inauguration of President Evans and began a new student tradition with the Founder’s Day Flurry, a campus adventure race. This year, we will build on that invigoration of Founder’s Day by honoring exceptional alumni at the Founder’s Day Dinner and Academic Achievement Lecture. We hope you will join us for all the Founder’s Day weekend events as we celebrate St. Charles Borromeo, our founders, and the Carroll community.
The 2013 Alumni Academic Achievement Award will be presented to JANEL KEATING, MA, Carroll class of 1986, superintendent of White River School District in Buckley, Washington. Janel has been recognized nationally for her work creating collaborative culture within school environments with an intense focus on clarifying what each student must learn, monitoring each student’s learning, providing systemic interventions, and enrichment for students who master learning standards. She has co-authored several books and written numerous articles on leadership and school improvement.
Ms. Keating will present the Alumni Academic Achievement Award lecture - Is it good enough for my child: Closing the knowing-doing gap - on Monday, November 4 at 7:00pm.
The Alumni Academic Achievement Award is given to Carroll College alumni who have distinguished themselves academically or artistically. The awardees are accomplished in their chosen field as evidenced by publications, research or honors.
TERRI (TROUPE) TEMPLE, RN, Carroll class of 1979, will be the 2013 inductee into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Terri works in post-anesthesia recovery at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Montana. She has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a testament to the quality of care she provides for patients and their families, and she volunteers her time to provide grief support for those who experience the death of a newborn. For over 30 years, Terri has mentored Carroll nursing students, teaching them how to blend the skills and values learned in Carroll’s nursing program to provide extraordinary patient care in the course of their own careers.
The Alumni Hall of Fame Award honors alumni who have given outstanding contributions of time, talent and treasure in distinguished service to his or her community or Carroll College. Eligible alumni include those Carroll alumni who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours, faculty members—past or present, or honorary degree recipients.
Friday, November 1
Saturday, November 2
Sunday, November 3
Monday, November 4