Student Government

2014-15 ASCC Officer Candidates

Below, you will find profiles of students that are running for ASCC Office for the 2014-15 school year. Profiles are listed by position and sorted by alphabetically by last name.

Monday, April 14: A presidential candidate forum will be held in the Upper Cube starting at 5:30pm.

Wednesday, April 16: Elections are online on MyCarroll from 8am-10pm.

Presidential Candidates

LINDSAY GARPESTAD

Lindsay GarpstadWhat previous leadership experiences have prepared you for the position you are applying for? After two years of serving as an ASCC Senator and one year as ASCC Executive Treasurer, I believe my time spent on the academic integrity committee, presidential inauguration committee, budget committee, parents weekend committee, and Enactus club has prepared me for the office of Executive President. Outside of school, I own a photography business which has helped develop my communication and management skills. Each of these experiences has allowed me to develop strengths in the areas of leadership, organization, personal integrity, and communications.

What values and characteristics would you bring to the Carroll College ASCC? My values are strongly rooted in my faith and have helped shaped me into the woman I am today. My work ethic and passion for Carroll will help keep ASCC productively serving its peers. I have worked to develop my communication skills and feel they are necessary in all ASCC leadership positions. While I am very motivated, my sense of humor is difficult to suppress and is one of my unique qualities that I would bring to ASCC.

Personal Biography Hi Saints, I am going to be a senior next fall and love getting involved and meeting people here at Carroll. If I am not studying or socializing, I am usually riding horses or taking photos for my photography business. I am running for ASCC President because I want to get stay involved with student activities. This year, I had the opportunity to serve as ASCC Treasurer and feel that Carroll is in the midst of major changes (new sport teams and new buildings) and I want student’s opinions to be heard regarding all aspects of Carroll life. Hope you enjoyed my attempt at chalk art (AKA campaign signs)!

JENESSA MCELRATH

Jenessa McElrathWhat previous leadership experiences have prepared you for the position you are applying for? Some people love championships and friendship, but I am all about leadership (though I also love winning and my friends). My love for serving through leadership cam in high school, where I served in high school as the Associated Student Body president and implemented new fun programs, including lunchtime BBQs and an intramural kickball tournament, among other things. At Carroll College, I have been Vice President of three clubs and the secretary of one. These clubs have allowed me to travel to various conference and participate in countless service learning opportunities that have given me some awesome insight into programs, events and student life programs that I think Carroll students would greatly benefit from. Furthermore, I have worked under the student life activities director, Pat Harris, for 3 years and have been an integral part of the implementation of some of the schools most loved events (aka Softball Weekend) and know the importance of maintaining traditional events, but also of adding innovative events and moving forward with those suggested by students.

What does Carroll College need to improve upon to enhance the student experience? From a student life point of view, I would like to see more low-key additions to daily events happen for students that the school makes possible. Things as simple as the coffee pot in the library are what keep students going through the semester and I would love to put more attention into those small details. I think the current ASCC administration has done an awesome job with hearing student feedback and I would want to expand on that, as well as open up a clearer channel for students to communicate with administration on things like Academic Calendar changes and faculty appointments. This would allow students to better understand why certain changes are made and feel more a part of the campus.

Personal Biography: From Central Washington to Central Montana, my life and my college experiences thus far have made me the perfect candidate to be your ASCC president. My work and club experiences, combined with that one time I was first-team All-State for high school volleyball, have helped me develop skills in leadership, organization, responsibility, and winning, all of which I will put toward benefiting the Carroll College student body. I am running for President because I truly do not think there is anyone who has been more entwined in Carroll activities. I have seen what the students love and I want to help make more of that happen. I pride myself on being a social butterfly and know that this outgoing spirit will help me connect with students and serve them in the best possible way.

Vice President Candidates

BOB EAGLE

Bob EagleWhat does Carroll College need to improve upon to enhance the student experience? While I think Carroll is a great school with an awesome student body, I see ways to improve. It would be great to involve the students more, whether that is in clubs, intramurals, or even ASCC, I see it as necessary. There is room for improvement in our campus facilities, and I think the proposed Hunthausen Student Activities Center will help make Carroll better. I think student input is crucial in designing such a facility, and I would love to take on that responsibility so it is what the name says—a student activities center.

Personal Biography My name is Bob Eagle, and I am currently a junior biology major from Spokane, Washington. You may recognize me from my appearance on ESPN, the SPEED Channel, and as that really short kid on campus, but I want to be known as your next ASCC Vice President (but seriously, I was on ESPN).

I am running for Vice President because I feel that it is important for students to have a good leader for our college. I am experienced, with two and a half years as an ASCC senator, and this semester as ASCC secretary. I see the value in the role I bring to the students, and I have big plans for the coming school year. I want students to know they are represented, and for all students to know they are important to our college. I look forward to the year ahead, and I would be honored to receive your vote!

RYAN LIBERG

Ryan LibergWhat does Carroll College need to improve upon to enhance the student experience? I believe that attending Carroll College will prove to be one of the most influential times of my life. The city of Helena has been very supportive of the college and I believe that acts of service in giving back to the community have greatly enhanced my experience as a student. We currently have students working as mentors to youth in the Helena school district, hospice and hospital volunteers working with the elderly and ill in our community, volunteers serving the underprivileged at various food shares in town, participants of the big brothers big sisters program, and many other local services. I have had the opportunity to experience many of these and it is incredible to see the life that our students bring to the people of Helena. I can say with confidence that if Carroll College were to make an even greater push towards increasing the participation in these local activities, the experience of every student on campus would be enhanced.

Personal Biography I am running for Vice President because Carroll College has served me well in the past 3 years, and I would like to take the opportunity to show my gratitude through service back to the students who have been a huge part of my experience. As a member of ASCC I believe it will be my role to be active in my outreach to students in figuring out what changes could be made to better their experience. I would like to use the relationships I have built with various students of many different groups during my time at Carroll, including athletes, students of campus ministry, and a variety of academic studies, to build camaraderie across the campus and enhance the community feel that brought us all to this college. I have seen firsthand the life that our students bring to this city of Helena and would like to take advantage of the opportunities that students have to serve this community that has been so supportive. With the experiences and leadership abilities I have accumulated throughout the recent years, I would be honored to have the opportunity to represent and serve our students as the Vice President of Carroll College.

Treasurer Candidates

NATHAN BOLLAR

Nathan BollarWhat previous leadership experiences have prepared you for the position you are applying for? I have served in many leadership roles in my life, starting with my involvement in Boy Scouts and progressing through high school student council and eventually 2 years in the ASCC Senate. Carroll is very open and receptive to trying to meet the needs of their students, but something that could improve is the ability to voice their suggestions. I bring a good work ethic, kindness, and a good, level headed outlook on life. A way to incorporate the mission of Carroll is to make decisions not solely based on you, but by having the entire student body in mind, which is what the role of ASCC should be, it should be about making decisions for the good of the student body.

Personal Biography My name is Nathan Bollar and I am a junior Chemistry major from Soda Springs, Idaho. I like to ski, snowmobile, spend time in the outdoors, listen to music, and cook. I am running for ASCC Treasurer to get involved in ASCC again, and be someone who the rest of my fellow students can bring concerns to. I would be very appreciative of your vote, and I look forward to potentially serving you in the upcoming school year!

TYSON BOSTROM

Tyson BostromWhat do you believe the roll of ASCC should be in association with Carroll College as a whole? My belief is that the ASCC is a representative body of the student population. Because of this designation, I believe that the ASCC is both a student governing body and a mitigating party between students and the school administration. Therefore, the ASCC has the responsibilities of organizing events, allocating funding to appropriate student clubs, and creating an unbiased, communicational-bridge between students and administrators. To accomplish these tasks, I believe that the ASCC must be transparent in its actions and accountable to the students that elected its officers and senators.

Personal BiographyRaised in Spokane and attending a small, non-denomination, private secondary-school, I chose to stick close to my roots and study biology at a small, private, liberal arts institution, Carroll College. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, sports photography, playing the piano, and running.

Providing excellence in leadership, integrity, and fiscal responsibility, I believe that I could preeminently represent the student population as Executive Treasurer. Because I will be a graduating senior, I figure this will be my last opportunity as a student to greatly contribute to the direction Carroll is moving. Being a tuition paying “investor,” I would like to voice the opinion of my peers and my own as the primary fiscal officer of the ASCC. If given the honored opportunity, I would endeavor to establish the necessary communicational lines between students, administrators, and the Executive Council. If you have any questions regarding my candidacy, please feel free to email me at tbostrom@carroll.edu.

ELLA GOODWYN

Ella GoodwynWhat initiatives would you undertake to better Carroll College? I want to improve activities on campus so students are inspired to participate, creating the long-lasting memories and relationship that are so important to the Carroll family. I believe there are many resources and advantages of attending a small college that our student government and programming boards have left untapped. I will focus my attention on improvements throughout campus life that will create a more fun and functional college experience.

Personal Biography I am running for ASCC treasurer because I want to represent and serve my peers at Carroll College. I want to enhance the college experience to benefit Carroll students and make their years here as positive, memorable and meaningful as possible.

Secretary Candidate

MEGAN MCINNIS—RUNNING UNOPPOSED

Megan McinnisPersonal Biography Hi Carroll College! My name is Megan McInnis. I am junior biology major, Spanish and Gender Studies double minor from Bozeman, Montana. I am running for the position of ASCC secretary because I would like to serve my Carroll community and ensure that the student body is informed of decisions about the future of Carroll College. During the past two years I have served as secretary and as president of the Circle K service club and this leadership experience has prepared me for the role of ASCC secretary. I am a strong communicator, an active listener and very organized. I believe that ASCC is and should continue to be a necessary link between students and directors of Carroll College. I would take the initiative to continue future planning for a student activities facility on campus. I believe that as Carroll College grows our campus needs such a facility to enhance the student experience for years to come.

Current ASCC Officers

Emily Dean
President

Emily Dean
406-447-4590
Fax 406-447-5552edean@carroll.edu
Hometown: Butte/Missoula, MT
Year: Junior
Major: History and International Relations

Iguidbashian
Vice President
John Iguidbashian
406-447-4591
Fax 406-447-5552
jiguidbashian@carroll.edu
Hometown: Portland, OR
Year: Junior
Major:Biology 
Minor: Chemistry

Bob Eagle
Executive Secretary
Robert Eagle
406-447-4592
Fax 406-447-5552
reagle@carroll.edu
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

Lindsay Garpstad
Treasurer
Lindsay Garpestad
406-447-4593
Fax 406-447-5552
lgarpestad@carroll.edu
Hometown: Great Falls, MT
Year: Sophomore
Major: Political Science and Business Admin.

Class Senators

Freshman Class

  • Christian Dresback
  • Chase Farrell
  • Alyx Morris
  • Colton Welhaven

Sophomores

  • Luke Fecteau
  • Nicole Munoz
  • Lauren Scofield
  • Lauren Snodgrass

Junior Class

  • Lexi Bremer
  • Bob Eagle
  • Elyse Ramirez
  • Geena Tyler

Seniors

  • Eric Noel
  • Stuart Allyn
  • Brus Layson
  • Emily Zweber

Non-Traditional

  • Cristina Beldarrain
  • Subin Sapkota