Engineering Students Volunteer to Help Make Community Chalkboard a Reality

Thursday, November 2, 2017

On October 11, 2017, two Carroll College Civil Engineering students, Wyatt Roberts (Junior, Environmental Emphasis) and Harrison Clement (Sophomore, Broadfield Emphasis) installed anchor brackets for a concrete structure that will be used as a Community Chalkboard. The chalkboard structure is located at Helena’s Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and is the end product of a senior design project by 2016 Carroll students Cody Noffsinger and Dawson Solly. 

The project holds special significance for Carroll College. Midway through the 2015-2016 academic year, Dawson passed away suddenly due to complications from diabetes. Cody committed to having the design portion brought to completion. It is now almost completely constructed, thanks to the persistence of Cody, Jay Noffsinger (Cody’s father who has provided pro bono construction services), and Kendra Wilde, pastor at Our Redeemer’s.

The chalkboard is Pastor Kendra’s vision of soliciting community interaction by posting provocative questions related to current issues or spirituality and allowing members of the community to respond. The structure will be dedicated to Dawson for his role in its development and by being a beloved member of the Carroll College and Helena communities. Wyatt and Harrison, who are officers in Carroll’s ASCE student chapter, have added their efforts to the project and its completion.