Carroll College, Helena Montana

Student Successes

Where our graduates are now...

Rhianna Curtis, 2015. Graduate Student studying Gerontology at the University of Northern Colorado. 
Lauren Fulton, 2015. Accepted to a Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy at Touro University.
Vance Lavinder, 2015. Graduate Student studying Social Work at the University of Southern California online. 
Carly Schwickert, 2015. Graduate Student studying Couples and Family Therapy at The University of Oregon.
Megan Cox, 2014. Residential Program Manager at Florence Crittenton, Helena, MT.
Tenika Garteiz, 2014. Applying to Graduate Programs in Neuroscience.
Matelyn Joseph, 2014. Working at Florence Crittenton in Helena, MT. 
Logan McLean, 2014. Working with Americorps as a domestic violence shelter advocate. 
Ariel Tange, 2013. Graduate Student studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The University of New Haven.
David Lewallan.  Graduate Student studying neuropsychology at Portland University. 

* Elizabeth Moore,’91, Family & Community Manager at Head Start in Helena.
* Amy Nikolaisen, ’95, middle school counselor in Seattle.
* Kendra Baran, ’97, program coordinator at Synopsis, Inc. in California.
* Kathy Kinskey, ’95, marriage & family therapist at the Mental Health Corporation of Denver.
* Erin Rand, ’95, worked for the Peace Corps and is now working toward an MA in Women’s Studies at University of Washington.
* Shona Geier, ‘96, office manager for a doctor’s office.
* Vern Kramer, ’96, customs inspector for the US Treasury Department.
* Jeanne Ritterson, ’97, a grant writer for the Children’s Hospital & Clinics Foundation.
* Michael Wood, ’97, works at a diabetic research lab.
* Patrick Keane, ’97, a consultant in San Francisco working with commerce exchanging products in Japan.

Student Undergraduate Research Festival

2015. Four students represented the psychology department at Carroll College's 4th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).

Carly Schwickert The Effects of Objectifying Statements on Women's Self-Esteem, Happiness, and Body Image
Ariel Tange Helping Behaviors toward Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Melanie Vert Why is There Discrimination in Helping Situations? The Effects of Negative Affect and Prejudice in Emergency and Nonemergency Interracial Helping Situations
Sarah Jo Willcockson Dog and Pony Show



Psychology Alumni!

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Greatest Strengths

“One of the greatest strengths of the psychology department at Carroll is that the professors all have very different backgrounds and are all very willing to help you outside of class. They have all shown a dedication to providing us with the education and experiences we need to get into graduate school or find a job after Carroll.”
Ann Gillette, ‘02

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! 

Kendall Abney
Toby-Jeanne Almy
Brittany Byrd
Madison Caldwell
Peter Cataldo
Matthew Christiaens
Megan Cox
Rhianna Curtiss
Lauren Fulton
Forrest Gresser-Baker
Catherine Harrington
Victoria Heutmaker
Matelyn Joseph
Vance Lavinder
Jorge Lopez
Demi O'Neal
Kelsey Parisi
Carly Schwickert

The best part

"The best part of my experience at Carroll College studying psychology was the professors. I truly feel that Downs, Perkins, Hamilton and Holloway were dedicated to developing our understanding of the material and honing our skills for the future. Their passion was contagious."

-Kateri Chiu '99