February 23, 2018 Insider: Super Saints

Monday, February 26, 2018
This past week, Carroll hosted its two finalists for President of Carroll College, Dr. John Cech of Helena, Montana, and Dr. Thomas Powell of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
“We were very pleased with the caliber of applicants we received for this position and are excited to introduce these two highly-qualified individuals to the campus community...,” said Tom Walsh ’81, chair of the search committee and Carroll Board of Trustees member, in advance of the visits.
Each candidate spent their day on campus visiting with students, administrators, faculty, staff, the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Trustees and the selection committee. The Board of Trustees is expected to make a final decision on the presidential selection within the next several weeks. Read more.
“I was deeply moved by the graciousness of our welcome, the exuberance and beauty of the kids, and the deep commitment to social justice and service on the part of the staff,” explained chemistry professor Dr. Kyle Strode who accompanied six Carroll pre-med students and three alumni medical practitioners to Santa Maria del Mexicano orphanage in Colon, Mexico, this past January, as part of the Montana Outreach Clinic.
For senior Kerri McInnis, this was her third trip to Santa Maria in three years, "Although I’m graduating in May, I’m excited to see the future of Montana Outreach Clinic. I know it will continue to serve the community at Santa María, while also providing invaluable opportunities to the students of CC."  
Read more about her impressions of the progression of the program. Plus, hear more from Professor Strode including a chemistry lesson in Spanish.
Student News
Sophomore sociology major Kaia Roberge from Frenchtown, Mont., was recently awarded a Civic Engagement Scholarship by the Montana Campus Compact for her tireless and selfless work with the Friendship Center in Helena.
“Volunteering with the Friendship Center is an eye-opening experience that has changed the way that I see our world and interact with those who are struggling. I am so thankful for the financial assistance Campus Compact has provided for me, allowing me to continue serving while taking away some of the financial struggles of a college education,” said Roberge. Read more.
Congratulations to the Carroll Biology class of 2018!  As a cohort, they scored in the 94th percentile on the ETS Major Field Test.  The test is administered at about 500 colleges and universities across the country. Carroll College Biology seniors have scored in the 90th percentile or above since we started administering the exam over 20 years ago.
Saints Athletic News
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 women’s basketball team, who with a win over Lewis–Clark State Thursday night, secured the outright Frontier Conference title! This is the first regular-season title the team has won since the 2004-2005 season and the first under the tenure of six-year coach Rachelle Sayers. Go Saints! Read more.
Class Notes
Garry Brayko ‘71 of Archie Cochrane Motors in Billings, Montana, is the Montana TIME Dealer of the Year award winner for 2018. He is in the running to compete for the national title among 46 other nationwide winners. Read announcement here.
Shanna (Burke) Miller '13, Nurse Manager of the Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, CO - read announcement here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

"Where do Native Americans, and their religious practices, fit in the US Constitutional system?" Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Math Debate: Impossible Math Problems, Mar. 1, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Hunthausen Citizenship Award Deadline, Mar. 2, 5 p.m., Career Services Office, Carroll College

Carroll College Spring Break, Mar. 5-9
Carroll College will be on spring break Mar. 5-9. Classes will resume on Mon., Mar. 12. Administrative offices will be open Mon.-Thurs. but closed on Fri., Mar. 9.

Religious Liberty and the American Constitution, Mar. 13, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Women at the Well Conference, March 16-17, Carroll College