Will Wright

Portrait of Will Wright, Class of 2013

Will Wright
  • Social Studies for Secondary Education
  • History

Class of: 2013

What were your majors?

While at Carroll, I majored in HistoryHistory & Political Science for Secondary Education, and Social Studies for Secondary Education. I spent five years at Carroll College to play football, so I wanted to get the most out of my degree.

What did you love about Carroll?

There were so many things that I loved about Carroll College. I enjoyed the opportunity to be surrounded by the outdoors, whether it was hiking Mount Helena, fly-fishing on the Big Blackfoot and Missouri Rivers, or cross-country skiing on MacDonald Pass. I cherished all of the faith activities available to grow in my spiritual life. Campus ministry provided numerous opportunities to develop my innermost character through Mass and Search retreats. Lastly, I treasured what is known as the “Carroll family.” To be able to develop the personal connections that transcend way beyond the classroom and campus was truly special, not to mention meeting my wife, Carly, at school.

What are you doing now?

Now, I am currently living in Helena with my wife, Carly. She works at St. Peter’s Hospital as a registered nurse on the Women and Children’s Unit. I am presently working at Helena High School teaching U.S. history. I also was an assistant coach for the HHS freshmen football team during the fall.

What do you plan on doing in the future?

My experiences with the Carroll history department and its distinguished faculty of Professors Bob Swartout, Gillian Glaes, and Jeanette Fregulia affirmed my passion for history. Furthermore, the opportunity to write a senior honor’s thesis and to intern at the Montana Historical Society strengthened my desire for historical research.

I have been accepted into Colorado State University's graduate program and will begin my studies there starting in Fall 2014. I will be specializing in the history of the American West and environmental history

What was your favorite experience or event at Carroll?

I can’t choose one favorite experience at Carroll College, but I can narrow it down to my top three. Saturday afternoon football games at Nelson Stadium, the annual spring Softball Weekend tournaments (we were back-to-back champions), and the Search retreat weekends through campus ministry were all amazing experiences.