Bubba Bartlett, Health Sciences major from the class of 2012, spent his four years at Carroll working hard both in the classroom and on the football field. While he helped to produce four national NAIA championships (2007-11), he also was among the first graduates in the Health Science major.
"The degree helped me find a wonderful opportunity that I just couldn't pass up," he said.
Hired right after graduation, Bubba became a medical and surgical sales consultant for Physician Sales and Service headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. He is responsible for the Montana region, and travels the state assisting independent clinics with efficiency and cost controls as well as providing innovative medical supplies and services from medical disposables to diagnostic medical equipment and everything else in between.
"I never thought I'd be doing this, but I love the job and I love the chance to stay in Montana."
As a member of the women’s soccer team, Taryne Ela spent hours both on the field and on the road. Even with her busy schedule, she was able to complete her degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Psychology and Anthrozoology and graduated with the class of 2012.
"Carroll really allowed me to tailor my classes so that they suited my interests in psychology and hippotherapy as well as take all the pre-request classes for physical therapy school," she said.
While at Carroll Ela volunteered for Food Share and held an internship with Special Olympics of Montana as a Training Coordinator for the Tri-Counties Area. She worked as the Head Equine Instructor at Eagle Mount of Montana for two years, as well as Fisher Physical Therapy for a semester. She was accepted to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of New England in Portland, Maine and will begin classes in August.
"I am very excited to pursue my career in hippotherapy (using horses to provide physical therapy to people with disabilities); after PT school I want to conduct research on hippotherapy and eventually own my own practice."
After graduating in May of 2011 with a degree in Community Health, Rachel Franklin completed a CDC funded internship for Helena that focused on improving the health of a whole community. Her work entailed a complete community health assessment and action plan for the Helena area.
After moving back to Washington, Rachel found employment with Healthways as a Health and Wellness Coach and Lifestyle Management. She works with hundreds of people each month helping them make SMART goals for themselves based on the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model.
"I had no idea these types of jobs were out there. It’s so fulfilling to see my members improve their health and meet their goals. Some have even gone off their medications due to the lifestyle changes they have made and sustained!"
Christy Neiffer, had earned a Carroll College Nursing Degree in 2007, but injuries kept her from the rigorous hours that nursing demanded. After much thought, she chose to return to Carroll to work on a degree in Community Health. After graduation in 2011, she worked in public health for small nonprofit agencies in the area. She currently works on the Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies’ cribs program which provides free cribs for at-risk families throughout Montana.
Christy was recently invited to attend the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Champion Training in Detroit, Michigan for the unveiling of the new “Safe to Sleep Campaign.” She was also recently hired to work in Montana’s new state run Health Clinic in Helena.
Christy says, "Since graduating, these degrees have taken me places and introduced me to wonderful opportunities that I never dreamed possible."