April 6, 2018 Insider: Saints Shine

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Through the enduring generosity of Roy F. Simperman, class of 1962, Carroll College was able to award $200,000 in scholarships this week to seventeen deserving and grateful students through the Elsie P. Corette Memorial Scholarship and the Roy F. Simperman Science Scholarships. Read more here.
Over the years, the Simperman Math, Science and Nursing Scholarships and the Corette Scholarships have provided over $1,812,868 in aid to deserving students. This year’s average award was $11,000. View the full press release here.  
Student News
Four Carroll students joined Dr. Eric Sullivan, assistant professor of mathematics, for the Intermountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Carroll students Daniel Olszewski, Erica Wiens, Lizzy Younce, and Marcellus Randall presented their research projects to attendees.
"Going to a conference like the MAA Section Meeting allows students to network with other students, show off the research that they've done, and to learn about other math research projects that students and faculty have done around the intermountain west. It is a great catalyst for students thinking about graduate programs or pursuing careers in the mathematical sciences,” said Sullivan.
The Talking Saints won two awards at the 2018 United States University Western Debate Championships hosted by Pacific Lutheran University on March 24-26. The senior Carroll team of Tori Hill of Sidney, Montana, and Becca Poliquin of Hamilton, Montana, advanced to the semifinals of the open division. The first-year team of Teigen Tremper of Whitefish, Montana, and Josh Mansfield of Pocatello, Idaho, won the novice division. “As my debate career winds down, it becomes incredibly obvious that what I'll miss most is the community I've found, both on this team and in this region,” said Poliquin. “But winning is fun, too.” Read full release here.
Professor Gerald Schafer’s Gardening and Community Health class, which is partnering with Shodair Children’s Hospital and Helena Food Share to harvest and share vegetables from the Helena Food Share garden, was recently featured in the Helena IR. In this new course, students learn about nutrition, community health and growing in a difficult climate. Read the article here.
Carroll's Sigma Theta Tau International nursing students concluded their successful Stuffed Animal, Sweatshirt, Sweatpant and Flannel Drive at the end of March. New stuffed animals were given to a neonatal intensive care unit as "grow buddies" for infants and gently used stuffed animals were given to the Helena fire department and ambulance crews. Sweatshirts, sweatpants, and flannels were donated to those in need through several local organizations. 
The appointment of Carroll College's 18th president, campus events, Headlights service trips, student profiles, spring athletics updates, and more in the latest issue of The Prospector!
Saints Athletic News
The Fighting Saints basketball teams continue to rack up honors following their successful seasons but this time it was for what they accomplish in the classroom not on the court. The women’s basketball team had a conference-high 11 Saints named to the Frontier Academic All-Conference Team while the men’s team had six. To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters. Every player on the Carroll women's team that met the semester requirement, earned the honor.  Nice work, Saints!
Alumni News
Emily Speranza ’13, a biology and mathematics double major, who recently received her doctorate in Bioinformatics from Boston University, was recently featured in an article in the Boston Globe about her research on the Ebola virus. Read the article here - BU study raises prospect of earlier diagnosis of deadly Ebola virus.
Casey FitzSimmons ’03 was one of eight Treasure State athletes to be selected for the 2018 Montana Hall of Fame. Talking about his time as a Fighting Saint, Fitzsimmons said, "Anytime you can represent your state, hometown and last name at a high level like that is rewarding, not only personally but for the school, the state and your family." Read his story here.
Class Notes
After 30 years, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital CEO John Bartos '74 will retire at the end of June. Read story here.
Tim McMahon ‘88 has been hired as the Helena School District's new Activities Administrator. Read story here.
Helena Activities Director Jim Opitz ’71 is retiring after 25 years. Read announcement here.
Jason Veltkamp ‘96 has been hired as the new strength and conditioning coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team. Read announcement here.
Dona (Kamerad) Hill, class of '51 - read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

One Man Play: “York,” Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Carroll FLEX Theatre

Social Justice & Human Rights Film Festival, Apr. 9-11, 6:30 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Religious Freedom and the American Experiment, Apr. 11, 7 p.m., Lower level Campus Center, Carroll College

Earth Day Lecture: Montana Climate Assessment, Apr. 12, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Perspectives of a Gay Catholic Man, Apr. 12, 7 p.m., O'Connell Room 107, Carroll College

Downsy Day, Apr. 15

SURF Keynote Address: W. M. Keck Observatory: Portal to the Universe, Apr. 19, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Student Undergraduate Research Festival, Apr. 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Carroll College

Carroll College James J. Manion Symposium, Apr. 20, 9 a.m., Campus Center & Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Carroll College Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid”, Apr. 20-29, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

NAMI Program – Our Greatest Failure is the Failure to Try – Command Sgt Major Delta Force Tom Satterly, Apr. 23, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College 

36th Annual Saints Athletic Association Auction, Apr. 27, 6 p.m., Carroll College PE Center

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, Apr. 28, 1 p.m., East Helena City Hall 
Night of the Talking Saints, Apr. 29, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge