August 10, 2018 Insider: Gearing Up

Friday, August 24, 2018


Carroll College, in collaboration with University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, is offering a new Master of Science in Nursing Leadership. “With Carroll College planning to expand our graduate education outreach in both nursing and allied health in the future, this special collaboration between Carroll College and UIW is an exciting first step in offering distance learning graduate-level education opportunities to Montana’s nurses,” said President John Cech. This program, which is the very first graduate program of its kind in Montana, provides Montana nurses with the unique opportunity to acquire an MSN in Nursing Leadership at a reduced tuition rate while continuing to work in their full-time jobs. Through a combination of online coursework, clinical hours and video conferencing held on alternate weeks, students are able to complete this fully accredited 31-credit degree plan in just 24 months. Learn more at and read about it in the Helena IR.
Congratulations to Carroll alumna Melissa Moore ’04 and Carroll Sports Information Director Jerek Wolcott for being recognized in the Helena IR’s annual “Moving Helena forward: IR's 20 Under 40 winners for 2018” special issue. Over the past five years, close to 20 Carroll alumni and staff have been selected for this honor.
Melissa Moore ’04: Director of Human Resources, Shodair Children’s Hospital
Jerek Wolcott: Sports Information Director, Carroll College
The 20 under 40 awards are meant to honor those who, through their industry and hard work, are moving the Helena community forward toward the future. The winners of this award are nominated by citizens of Helena and the surrounding valley.
Perhaps it was divine intervention that the city installed the new Hunthausen Way sign at the Carroll College entrance on Lyndale Avenue Wednesday morning – the very same day as Archbishop Hunthausen’s funeral. Hunthausen Way replaces the formerly named Learning Street and joins with the segment of campus road named for the Archbishop in 2012. The photo above shows the Archbishop at the original dedication ceremony in August 2012. Read more in the IR.
This week, Carroll opened applications for the Fall 2019! High school seniors can apply now and relax during their senior year knowing they will get the most up to date information and access to resources to make their transition to college. Encourage those you know to apply at using the Carroll College Application.
Faculty/Staff News
The transcript and audio recording of Fr. Ryan’s homily for Archbishop Hunthausen in Seattle are available here.
Vincent Robert "Putter" Petrino – While we announced Coach Petrino’s passing in our July 27 Insider, you can read more about his life in his obituary here.
Saints Athletic News
The Carroll College volleyball team recently received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 season. The Saints were among 49 teams from the NAIA to receive the award. The list includes 973 teams from all levels of college volleyball. The team had a cumulative 3.56 GPA, the highest among the 15 Carroll teams. 
Carroll Athletics is bidding farewell to our Sports Information Director of the past four years, Jerek Wolcott. Wolcott has accepted a new position as Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communication for NCAA Division I University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. "Jerek has been a valuable asset to Carroll athletics for the past four years," said Carroll Director of Athletics Charlie Gross. "We appreciate his numerous contributions to the department and he will be missed. We congratulate him on this next step in his career and we wish him and his family the best of luck in Iowa.” Read more in the Helena IR.
Class Notes
Jason Neiffer '97 and Mike Agostinelli '00 were part of a team which won the Blackboard Catalyst Award in the teaching and learning category in July for their work at the Montana Digital Academy. The annual Catalyst Awards have recognized innovation and excellence in technology within the Blackboard global community. Read more.
Patricia Ann "Pat" Guy '57  - Read more about her life here.
Thomas Arthur Nicholas Jr. '45 - Read more about his life here.
John Stanley Romasko '56 - Read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Featured Job:
Digital Marketing Manager - Social media savvy? Strong writing skills? Excited about higher education? The Marketing & Communications office is hiring a Digital Marketing Manager for digital content development for, social media and other e-communications. Bring your passion for Carroll, your story-telling talents and your people skills to our collaborative marketing/enrollment office on the hilltop.
Nursing Faculty
Upcoming Events
EWB & The Julius Foundation Dinner, Aug. 23, 5 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College
All Helena community members are invited to a dinner co-sponsored by Carroll College Engineers without Borders (EWB) and The Julius Foundation, in honor of Fr. Julius Bwowe from the Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda, Africa. The event begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 and presentations at 7:00 pm. 
Fall Semester Schedule:
Aug. 19: Students arrive
Aug. 22: Classes begin

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018 – Sept. 21-23