Mind Body Spirit

A Special Message from the Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Hello Saints,

As many will have seen in Dr. Cech's newsletter this past Friday (view newsletter here), Carroll College is celebrating the career of a beloved Carroll "Saint." Candie Cain '82 will be concluding her formal service to Carroll on May 29.

Those of us who serve in the Office of Institutional Advancement will miss Candie so much, especially the joy she brings to our office. We are grateful that she will be remaining in the Helena area, and has graciously agreed to allow us to reach out to her following her transition, as we are eager to maintain access to her wisdom.

In a particular way, I have benefited personally from Candie's steady guidance and counsel, as I stepped into the Vice President role where she served as interim for 21 months. Candie's encouragement and support have been such a gift to me, that I will never find words to appropriately thank her.

As Dr. Cech mentioned, it will come as no surprise to those who know Candie's humility that she desires no gifts. Rather, Candie agreed that we might invite those who desire to show their appreciation of her service to contribute to the Candace Cain Endowed Scholarship for Student Persistence, which Candie generously established some years ago.

Saints, please join us in sharing with Candie our heartfelt gratitude for her devoted service to Carroll College, and best wishes in her next adventures. Share a message with her at ccain@carroll.edu.

God Bless,

Michael McMahon
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

With many states lifting restrictions on activities and the nicer weather of late spring/early summer upon us, we have decided to move to an every other week publication of these Mind, Body, Spirit emails. We have had such great response to this communication and are committed to continuing it for as long as we can provide interesting and useful information and activities. Please share your ideas, knowledge and talents with us so that we might include them in future MBS publications. Just send you ideas to alumni@carroll.edu.

This week we are proud to share these resources:


Dr. John Rowley, a faculty member in our Chemistry Department, shares an intriguing presentation regarding chemical reactions. You can also enjoy some of the great photos from the Chemistry department.


What are you doing to stay active and healthy as you socially distance? We here at Carroll encourage you to get out, get moving, and care for your physical self as best as possible. Hopefully, you are also sleeping well. Listen to this Ted Talk about how important sleep is, especially as we need our immune system to become stronger and fight off diseases – of any kind.


In the spirit of joy in which she brought to so many, share a message with Candie.

Peace & Blessings, Saints!

Cynthia Thornquist
Events & Communication Manager
Office of Institutional Advancement

PS:  Are you on the Carroll Connect platform? If not – sign up at carrollconnect.com. This platform is a great way to connect with your classmates!