December 18, 2019 Insider: Merry Christmas, Saints!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS
We wish you and your families a very peaceful and joyful Christmas and holiday season. Please take a few moments to enjoy our annual Carroll Christmas video featuring some familiar faces. Happy holidays from our big Carroll family!
Carroll College: 12 Days of Christmas
Student News
NATIONAL PRESENTERS
Carroll students Gretchen Farkas (senior, public health), Madysen Hachler (junior, anthrozoology and public health), Rachel Ladd (senior, public health), and Hope Welhaven (senior, health sciences and public health) traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, in November to present “Be Kind to Your Mind” at the National NASPA General Assembly for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The NASPA General Assembly is the leading association for the advancement of the health and sustainability of the student affairs profession and it focuses on college efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for students.

The students' work addressed the cultural trends of depression and suicide among college students. The research in the presentation included a literature review, an outlet density scan, focus groups, interviews, a readiness assessment, environmental scans, and community education. 
There were over 50 people attendance for their presentation and they entertained dozens of questions. 
Rachel Ladd, Gretchen Farkas, Hope Welhaven, and Madysen Hachler
SAINTS IN SERVICE
Carroll College’s Engineers Without Borders is currently holding their holiday fundraising campaign. Your past support has enabled our students to make a positive difference in people’s lives and your continued support will allow them to keep up their good work.
 
You can make a donation to Carroll College EWB through this link https://support.ewb-usa.org/CC_2019. If you wish to donate in the new year, the web page will still be active in January.

Here is a brief summary of CC-EWB’s current projects:
 
In Guatemala, they are working hand-in-hand with the Helena Diocese mission to implement structural projects to strengthen a local school and medical clinic against earthquakes. The Guatemala team will be traveling from January 4 – 11 in order to finish reinforcing the last three walls on the second floor of the library at La Asunción while also assessing the damage to other buildings. 
 
 In Uganda, a team is traveling December 29 – January 12 to install a solar-powered pump into the well that they previously drilled which will provide the first piped water at the Holy Trinity School in Kawango Village. 
 
In Mexico, they have plans to add an infiltration gallery to the agricultural irrigation system at the Santa Maria Home for Children.
 
In St. Lucia, they have completed improvements to the domestic water system at the Marian Home for the Elderly so that the residents have better quality care. They are now in a monitoring stage as they have finished their projects at the Home.
 
All of these projects are made possible through your support. Thank you to all who donate – your contributions ensure these projects, and the students who run them, can continue to help these communities. 
THE PROSPECTOR
Check out the final issue of the semester for Carroll College's student newspaper, The Prospector. Read and see what our Carroll students have been up to including a photo gallery by students in Garrett Thompson's ART-113 Digital Photography class reflecting on what "My Carroll College" looks like to them. Enjoy!
Saints Athletics News
HONORS & ACCOLADES
Carroll College has had a few more All-Americans announced these past few weeks!
Academic All-American – Alex Hoffman

Carroll College junior Alex Hoffman was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-American. The 2019 Academic All-American Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. 

Hoffman, a junior offensive lineman from Draper, Utah, has been a standout in the classroom and on the field. Hoffman was a stalwart on the offensive line, helping the Saints go 6-4 in head coach Troy Purcell's first season at the helm. 

Hoffman becomes the latest Saints football player to win the award. Last season, Drew Melton also earned the prestigious honor. 
Academic All-American – Jenna Starke

Carroll College volleyball player Jenna Starke was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Starke was selected to the Second Team and is the first Saints volleyball player to ever receive the award. 

Starke has been a strong contributor each season with the Saints and carried a 4.0 GPA all along the way. Her commitment to the community, through hours of volunteer work, and her various dedications beyond Carroll athletics and academics make her one of the most accomplished award winners. 
Honorable Mention All-American – Shane Sipes
 
Carroll College Fighting Saints junior wide receiver Shane Sipes was named an NAIA honorable mention All-American. The junior from Newbury Park, California, had 56 catches for 972 yards, an average of 17.4 yards per catch, and six touchdowns. He averaged 97 yards per game.  

Sipes is the first Saint to make the NAIA All-American list since Chris Emter and Tucker Johnson did so in 2017. 
Development News
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS
We are so grateful to all our donors who help make a Carroll education possible for so many students. If you are considering making a year-end charitable gift, please visit www.carroll.edu/give for details.
 
In addition to being open regular office hours December 18-20, the Office of Advancement in St. Albert’s Hall (#11 on map) will be open during winter break on December 26, 27, & 30 from 8:30-4:30 pm and on the 31st from 8:30-12 pm.
 
Our staff is happy to assist with your 2019 charitable gift, please contact us here.
Class Notes
SAINTS IN THE NEWS
Photo courtesy of KXLH TV.
Colleen Brady '78, outgoing president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena, has been honored by BBBS of Helena with a new building in her name the "Colleen K. Brady Center for Big Brothers and Big Sisters." 

As was shared in the Helena IR, Peter Strauss, a big brother and board chair for the Helena and Great Falls chapters of BBBS, said the following about Colleen, "Back in 2012 I had the honor of hiring Colleen Brady. She is a force of nature, she is a fierce proponent for our kids, and she is a fearless leader for her team, our organization and our community."

Read the full article in the IR here. View the television coverage on KXLH here.
CAREER NEWS
Nicholas G. Smith ‘14 – Physician Assistant, St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
IN MEMORIAM
Dr. William M. "Bill" Callaghan, class of 1950 – read more about his life here.
Donna (Reardon) Foley ’54 – read more about her life here.
Dr. John H. "Jack" McLaughlin, class of 1950 – read more about his life here.
Margaret J. “Maggie” (O'Malley) Long ’93 – read more about her life here.
Donald J. Shaughnessy, friend of Carroll College – read more about his life here.
Upcoming Events
Winter Break, Dec. 16-Jan. 10
Carroll College will be on winter break from Monday, December 16 through Friday, January 10. While most administrative offices will be closed December 23 – January 1, Carroll College staff will be available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm December 26, 27, 30 and through noon on December 31 in St. Albert’s Hall (#11 on map) to answer questions about admissions, year-end giving, and more. Or call us at (406) 447-4300. Classes resume Monday, January 13. The Insider will publish again on January 15. Happy Holidays!