December 8, 2017 Insider: Season of Saints

Monday, December 11, 2017
Carroll College is launching a new Master of Accountancy  (MACC) program. This is the first graduate program at Carroll and it will be delivered in a hybrid format with 90% of the classes conducted online with several in-person residencies. Full-time students are able to complete the program in one year. The MACC degree is designed to be accessible to both full-time and part-time students, as well as those who are already professionals in their communities, by providing a comprehensive program that is flexible for students in various geographic locations. 
“The market and need for strong certified public accountants cannot be understated. As an internationally recognized and respected credential, high-quality CPAs are in heavy demand in the workforce in both the state of Montana and throughout the nation,” said Dr. Ashley Hope, assistant professor of accounting. Read more.
We are very saddened to share the news that former trustee, dear friend and generous supporter of the college John “Shaun” Corette III passed away on Saturday, December 2, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, at the age of 81.
Mr. Corette served on the Carroll College Board of Trustees from 2007-2015, chaired the Investment Committee, and joined the Board Fellows in August 2015. He and his wife Mary Ann were very generous benefactors to the college over the years providing for student scholarships and funding for several significant projects in the library named in honor of his parents Jack and Sallie Corette, among other gifts.
“It was my extreme honor and privilege, and always entertaining, to work closely with Shaun while he served on Carroll’s Board of Trustees,” shared Lori Peterson, ’87, CPA, VP Finance & Administration. “Shaun provided Carroll with a wealth of financial expertise along with sound and forthright counsel. He pushed Carroll to strive for excellence in every area with a sharp eye for detail and common sense. Shaun's greatest passion was for the students of Carroll, often going out of his way to engage in conversations and always ensuring decisions were made in their best interest. Through our conversations, it was apparent Shaun was a master storyteller, possessed an innate sense of humor, and deeply loved his family, Montana, and Carroll College. As an alum, the parent of an alum, and as a longtime employee, I know Carroll is a special place defined by the people and relationships that develop here. Shaun tirelessly served Carroll College, became a one of a kind friend and mentor to me, and because of that he will always hold a place at the top of my list of special ‘Carroll People,’” said Peterson. Read more about his life here.
Carroll College has begun a national search for its 18th president. The Carroll Board of Trustees has appointed a 13-person presidential search committee comprised of a cross-section of representatives from the college community including faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and a current student. In addition, the college has retained the services of AGB Search and SRP Consulting to facilitate and assist with the process.
"Carroll College has been experiencing transformational growth and unprecedented philanthropy. Subsequently, we feel well-positioned for the future. We are excited to find a leader for the college who is knowledgeable and passionate about our mission, and ready and energized for the challenges ahead," said board member and presidential search committee chair, Tom Walsh ‘81. Read more.
As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for considering Carroll College for a year-end charitable gift. Your 2017 year-end gift to Carroll College is an investment in a formative education for our promising students. To ensure that your gift is posted in the 2017 calendar year, please visit for details. 
Our staff will be available through the end of the year to assist with any questions or concerns you may have with your 2017 charitable gift. Please contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Candie Cain at (406) 447-4388 and or Interim Associate Vice President for Advancement Dan Minor at (406) 447-5528 and Thank you for your generosity now and always!
Student News
The Talking Saints finished up the semester with 38 awards and a third place finish in sweepstakes at the Mahaffey tournament at Linfield College in Oregon on November 10-12. First-year Josh Mansfield of Pocatello, Idaho, led a strong frosh showing by winning six awards, with his debate partner Teigen Tremper of Whitefish winning five. Carroll dominated extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking, winning 14 awards in those events. The Talking Saints advanced five teams to the championship rounds of debate, and won eight speaker awards.
“We were pleased with the showing, especially by our new team members,” said coach Brent Northup. “I personally was happy with all those extemporaneous speaking awards since my license plate says ‘Extemp.’ Assistant coach Mark Schmutzler poured his heart into providing extra hours of practice for our students.” Read more.
Congratulations to Ashley Jazayeri, a sophomore from Helena, for being Carroll’s first student to be awarded the IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant in the amount of $2,000 to help pay for the travel costs to participate in her study abroad program. 
“I am so grateful to have been selected for the IIE Travel Grant. With the grant funding, I plan to travel to Meknes, Morocco, and participate in intensive Arabic language classes. Without the help of Carroll College’s study abroad faculty, especially Shannon Ackeret, this would not have been possible. Shannon was absolutely fantastic to work with and instrumental in my journey to study abroad. I would also like to thank Dr. Street and Dr. Parsons from the political science department, both of whom have been incredibly encouraging, supportive, and invaluable in helping me to pursue my academic goals,” said Jazayeri.
The Carroll EWB Holiday Campaign is now underway to support their current projects. Donations can be made at their 2017 Holiday Season Campaign web page. As they have done in the past, Willis and Nancy Wetstein will match donations dollar for dollar up to a $10,000 total match. Thank you Willis and Nancy!
It is through the generosity of others that CC-EWB is able to travel to Guatemala, Mexico, St. Lucia and Uganda, to continue their service in partnership with local communities and make a positive impact on the lives of the people living there. Thank you for your continuing support.
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KTVH-TV recently did a segment on Carroll nursing student Kim Johnson who juggles family and school after making the choice to leave a 20-year career to earn a degree in order to become a hospice care nurse. “...I do feel blessed. I really feel called to be a nurse. I am so thankful for this process. And I’m really hoping I can impact someone when I become a nurse, in a positive way,” said Johnson.
View it here: Nontraditional Carroll nursing student juggles school and homelife
For your reading pleasure, Carroll’s student-run newspaper is hot off the presses. Read it here first: The Prospector – December issue.
Faculty & Staff News
Congratulations to the following Carroll faculty that have been recommended for tenure and promotion:
TENURE: Meredith Krutar, MSN, FNP-BC, Nursing; Julia Mull, MBA, Finance; and Stefanie Otto-Hitt, Ph.D, Biology.
PROMOTION TO PROFESSOR: Kelly Cline, Ph.D, Mathematics and Physics; Jennifer Glowienka, Ph.D, Biology; and Alan Hansen, Ph.D, Communications.
PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Amanda Francis, Ph.D, Mathematics; Ed Glowienka, Ph.D, Philosophy; Nikki Honzel, Ph.D, Psychology; Jessica McManus, Ph.D, Psychology; Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D, History; John Rowley, Ph.D, Chemistry; and Eric Sullivan, Ph.D, Mathematics.
We are also pleased to announce two Professor Emeriti: Lynnette Zuroff, Ph.D, Education and Nathalie Caulliez, French.
Following Thanksgiving break, the Admission and Financial Aid staff came together for their annual day of service. As they did last year, they devoted their day to assisting Habitat for Humanity prepare a home for a deserving family. Helena Area Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent and affordable homes for families living in the Helena area with low incomes. The recipients of the Habitat for Humanity home, the Petersen family, hope to be in their new home by Christmas. 
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

“She Persisted” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department,” Dec. 8-9, Carroll FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Carroll Choirs Christmas Concert: Full Circle, Dec. 10, 4 p.m., Cathedral of St. Helena

Winter Break, Dec. 18-Jan. 15
Carroll College will be on Winter break from Monday, December 18 through Monday, January 15. Administrative offices will be closed December 22 – January 1. Insider will resume on January 12. Happy Holidays!

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