April 7, 2017 Carroll Insider: Spring on the Hilltop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Honors & Accolades
Carroll College student Kelly Taft from Seattle, Washington, was recently selected as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for her demonstrated investment in serving others. She was one of only 273 students in the country identified for this honor.
“I am grateful to attend a school where I am challenged intellectually and spiritually. Because of my conversations at Carroll, I have a greater understanding of what it means to give back to society,” said Taft in response to receiving this award. Read more about her selection here.
Carroll’s burgeoning theatre program was recognized by OnStage as the #6 most underrated college theatre program in the North West. The program was lauded for its all-inclusive curriculum giving graduates a very well-rounded and employable background in theatre.
 The Top 10 Most Underrated College Theatre Programs for 2017 - North West Region
Student News
Through the enduring generosity of Roy F. Simperman, class of 1962, Carroll College was able to award $156,684 in scholarships this week to thirteen 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 $1,656,184 in aid to deserving students. This year’s average award was $12,000. View the full press release here
Four Carroll debate teams will head to Denver University in Colorado April 14-16 for the United States Universities national championships. Two upper class teams will be joined by two first-year teams to compete at one of the largest debate tournaments in North America. Close to 200 teams are expected to compete where the favorites will include Harvard, Yale and Stanford.
In addition, first-year student Michael Fuller of Helena competed at the National Individual Events Tournament in three events last weekend in Illinois: prose interpretation, program oral interpretation (POI) and impromptu speaking. Fuller did not advance in his events but gained valuable knowledge from the experience. Read more about their experiences here.
Carroll junior biology/health science major Hannah Sylvester of Spokane, Washington, has received a $1,500 Reverend Frank Lawrence Harrington (ANAVICUS) Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award is in recognition of academic achievement, leadership potential and spiritual conduct in keeping with the best traditions of The American Legion and Carroll College. Read more here
Carroll's student-run newspaper, The Prospector, is out once again. Read it online.
Faculty & Staff News
This captures last year's winners during a lighter moment of the awards ceremony
Carroll Computer Science Department will host the 5th annual Montana NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Aspirations in Computing Awards this Saturday in the Fortin Scola. Read more here.
Computer Science Professor Steve Harper is excited to host the banquet again this Saturday to honor these promising Montana high school girls. "It always fun to read through the accomplishments and aspirations of these young women. The group this year is particularly talented, and two of them were National Honorable Mention, a first for Montana." Read the full release here.
Alumni News
John Etchart, class of 1967 – Former Board of Trustee member and Board Fellow, John Etchart passed away on April 5 in Helena. “There may be someone that loves Carroll as much as John did but there isn’t anyone that loved it more than John did,” said Carroll President Tom Evans upon learning of John’s passing. Details of the memorial service can be found here. The Insider will include a link to his obituary when it becomes available.
MTN Sports featured a lovely story on John, interviewing his brother, Joe Etchart '70 and close friend, Governor Marc Racicot '70.
Former Carroll College football player, long-time supporter John Etchart passes away
Carroll canine graduate, Ruger, class of 2014, is once again receiving national recognition for his incredible detection skills. Ruger was recently featured in a USA Today article about rescue dogs who now work in Zambia helping capture wildlife - American rescue pups take down poachers in Africa.
Connecting with fellow alumni just got easier!
With the Carroll Connect mobile app you can access the Carroll alumni network in the palm of your hand. Connect with fellow alumni, search jobs, check out upcoming events and stay connected.
Class Notes
Greg McCormick ’80 with Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington, was honored as the 2017 Washington State DECA Advisor of the Year - read announcement here.
Tori Jasmin-Carter '08 and Jason Walker - Jason is the sports director at ESPN Montana and is the Voice of the Carroll College Fighting Saints - read announcement here.
Patrick Majerus ‘15  Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc., Helena – read announcement here.
John Matthews, class of '61  recently retired after a 48-year career with Madison Teachers, Inc., Madison, WI – read announcement here.
Margaret 'Murel' O'Connell – friend and supporter of Carroll, read more about her life here.
Maureen Yelenich, '56 – read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? You should, we are pretty nice folks at a pretty great place. Check out our current openings
 Staff: Charitable Giving and Stewardship Assistant
Upcoming Events

Admitted Student Open House, Apr. 10

Fake News: A Panel with Carroll College Faculty and a Local Journalist, Apr.11, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College 

Yellowstone Ice Melt Lecture by Dr. Craig Lee, Associate Professor of the Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Apr. 11, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

NW/MET 2017 Conference, Apr. 12-14, Great Northern Best Western Premiere, Helena
Astronomy Lecture: Gravitational Waves, Apr. 13, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Film Screening: Mama Rwanda, Apr. 13, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College
Carroll College Blood Drive, Apr. 12 & 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
Anthrozoology Canine Graduation, Apr. 19, 5:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Magnanimous Stories Tour with Fayezeh Haji Hassan and Fatima Heravy, Apr. 20, 1 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College
Carroll College’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program – Ray Zinn: Tough Things First, Apr. 20, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

70 Years and Beyond of Nursing at Carroll College, Apr. 20, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

SAA Auction, Apr. 21, PE Center, Carroll College

“The Big Magic” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, April 21-22 and 28-30, Carroll College FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

Student Undergraduate Research Festival, Apr. 25, 1 – 5 p.m., Carroll College

NAMI Program – Invisible Wounds - Deputy Mark DiBona, Seminole County Sheriff’s Dept., Apr. 26, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College 

Philosophy Symposium: Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines, Apr. 27, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Upcoming Alumni Events:
Class of 1957 & 1967 Purple & Gold Reunion, 
May 12 & 13.
If you did not get your registration packet in the mail, please contact the alumni office at alumni@carroll.edu.
Homecoming 2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.

Alumni & Friends Travel Opportunity: Spain & Portugal, Oct. 14-26
Details are available online but city highlights include: Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and an optional tour extension to Barcelona! Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.