February 12, 2020 Insider: Alumni in the News

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Once again Carroll College was well-represented in the Helena IR’s latest Best of Helena poll with 18 Carroll alumni voted within the top 3 of 13 different Best People categories (of which 9 were in health/medicine related fields). Congratulations to our Saints!
  • Best Accountant #1 – Mari Williams ’96 
  • Best Accountant #2 (tie) – Anna Stitt ‘11 and Spencer Marks ‘09
  • Best Dentist #1 – Dr. April Schauer Walsh ‘08
  • Best Dentist #3 – Dr. Nate Ahlers '98
  • Best Dermatologist #2 – Dr. Kara Addison ’09 
  • Best Law Enforcement Officer #3 – David Gleich ‘99
  • Best Mortgage Loan Officer #2 – Cuyler Tonkovich ‘08
  • Best Nurse #3 – Amanda Evans ‘16
  • Best Optometrist #1 (tie) – Dr. Bill Hasquet '93 and Dr. Rob Simons '09
  • Best Pediatrician #1 – Dr. Michelle Danielson ‘97
  • Best Physical Therapist #2 – Kyle Cicero '06
  • Best Physician #1 – Dr. Andrew Gilbert ’99 (Board of Trustee Member)
  • Best Realtor/Broker #1 – Jolene Lloyd ‘09
  • Best Realtor/Broker #2 – Mary Ahmann Hibbard ‘04
  • Best Surgeon #2 –Dr. John Michelotti '90 (Board of Trustee Member)
  • Best Veterinarian #1 – Dr. Mandy McGowan ‘03
The Carroll College Theatre Department is hosting the first-ever TEDxCarrollCollege in the FLEX Theatre on March 14, 2020, and the selection committee is excited to announce their line-up of speakers for this inaugural event. Speakers include students, faculty, and local professionals.
  • Brynn Shewman, Anthrozoology and Psychology Student
  • Katy Wright, Educator
  • Anna Wurzer, Anthrozoology and Psychology Student
  • Madison Fernandez, Content Strategist, Communications and Public Relations Student
  • Jeanette Fregulia, Associate Professor of History
  • Rachel Carroll Rivas, Co-Executive Director of the Montana Human Rights Network
  • Rachel Bechtel, Disability Rights Advocate, Psychology and Spanish Student
  • Marie Bourgeois, Civil Engineer and Biomimicry Professional, Educator
  • Erik Escobar, Comedian and Educator
The mission of TEDxCarrollCollege is to promote local ideas, and advances in research and academia to the Helena and Carroll community.
Tickets go on sale February 15th! Like and follow on Facebook or Instagram or by visiting our official TEDx Website for more details. Thank you to our sponsor SMA Architects!
Class Notes
After a 40+ year career in higher education, Fr. Thomas R. Flynn ’58, PhD, professor of philosophy at Emory University, is planning to retire at the end of this spring semester. Fr. Flynn is a former Carroll trustee (2009-2017) and current Board Fellow. In addition to being a professor of history at Carroll early in his career, Fr. Flynn also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Carroll in 2006. He is also a very generous benefactor of the college. Read his story in the Emory Wheel here: Flynn to Retire After 40 Years at Emory.
Photo courtesy of Angela Choski, Emory Wheel
Jed Thomas ’07, a resource and special education teacher at Burley High School in Idaho, is making a difference in the lives of his students. Twice a week before classes start for the day, he delivers speeches on relevant and impactful issues facing teens to the students gathered in the high school foyer. Read the article here: Burley teacher speaks to teens on tough issues twice a week.
Photo courtesy of Magicvalley.com
Sgt. 1st Class John Proulx ’13 was able to surprise his son U.S. Army’s Brayden Denman during his promotion in Bulgaria recently. Father and son are both currently serving overseas, Proulx in Poland and Denman in Bulgaria. Powers that be helped make the surprise happen. Read the story in the IR here:
Helenans in Service: Helena-area father, son soldiers partake in military ceremony in Poland.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Reserve MSG Ryan Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group
Carter Sapphire ’16, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member for Montana Legal Services Association, was the February featured member of Helena Young Professionals. Read her spotlight feature here: February Member Spotlight: Sapphire Carter.
Photo courtesy of Helenayoungprofessionals.org
Former Carroll quarterback Tyler Emmert ’06 will be inducted by the Montana High School Association into the Montana Athletes Hall of Fame on Monday. In addition to an outstanding high school career, Emmert led the Saints to four-straight national titles, was a NAIA first team All-American three times and was twice named the NAIA Player of the Year. He was also a two-year captain for the team. Read the IR article here: Former Capital, Carroll QB Tyler Emmert going into MHSA Athletes Hall of Fame.
Emmert during his Carroll years and working with wide receivers during his time as assistant coach for the Saints - photo courtesy of Troy Shockley.
Chase Fossum '19, Accountant, JCCS, P.C., Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Jim Lewis '95, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Montana Rail Link, Missoula, MT – read announcement here.
Joe Racicot '03, Vice President, Administration and General Counsel, Montana Rail Link, Missoula, MT – read announcement here.
Rosemary Selle ‘06, Vice President of Marketing, Oak View Group & Seattle Hockey Partners (NHL Seattle), New Arena at Seattle Center – read announcement here.
Francis Dean Bosworth, class of 1952 – read more about his life here.
Vern Sidney Byrd ’60 – read more about his life here.
Mary Murphy Dean ’70 – read more about her life here.
Student News
Carroll’s first Prospector of the semester is available online. The student-run and produced newspaper is published on a monthly basis during the school year. Read what has been happening on campus the past month and what our students have in store this spring. Here's your February issue of the Prospector!
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks:
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:
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Nursing Faculty

Dean of Students & Retention
Registrar Assistant
Technology Help Desk Specialist
Upcoming Events
Carroll College Theatre Presents “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet,” Feb. 13-15, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

The Roeben-Raunig Lecture in Social Justice and the Human Animal Relationship with Fr. Daniel Horan, Feb. 13, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

President's Scholarship Recognition Weekend, Feb. 16-17, Carroll College

Zinnstarter Pitch Event, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Corette Library, Carroll College

Saints Around Town, Feb. 20, 5:30 pm, Brewhouse Pub & Grille, 939 Getchell St., Helena

Carroll College Math Debate: Who was the Most Influential Mathematician?, Feb. 20, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

7th Annual Carroll's Got Talent Show, Feb. 20, 8 pm, Campus Center, Carroll College

Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: The Not-So-Innocents Abroad – The Travels of Animal-Borne Disease, Feb. 26, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Carroll College Spring Break, Mar. 2-6
Carroll College will be on spring break Mar. 2-6. Classes will resume on Mon., Mar. 9. Administrative offices will be open Mon.-Thurs. but closed on Fri., Mar. 6.

Denver Alumni Gathering, Mar. 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Empower Field at Mile High Party Suite, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, Colorado
Portland Alumni Gathering, Mar. 12 - Portland, Oregon, Save the Date! Check back for event venue and details!
TEDxCarrollCollege, Mar. 14, 7 pm, Campus Center, FLEX Theatre, Carroll College
Seattle Alumni & Friends Gathering, Mar. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club, 5464 119th Ave, SE Bellevue, WA