February 6, 2015 QuickNotes: Supporting Our Saints

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

Your Investment. Their Education. Our Future.

The 2015 IMPACT Annual Fund Business Campaign kicks off Monday, February 9. Twenty-five business leaders in Helena will be contacting Helena businesses requesting support for student scholarships through the IMPACT Annual Fund.  

Jeff Arbizanni, president of US Bank and father of three current Carroll students chairs this year’s IMPACT Business Campaign. “Carroll College is an integral part of our community, providing the leaders of our future,” said Arbizanni. “By supporting the IMPACT Business Campaign to benefit student scholarships at Carroll College, we are supporting ourselves, our business and our own future.”

The goal of this year’s IMPACT Business Campaign is $65,000 to help Carroll students pursue their dreams of a college education. 

Carroll is deeply appreciative of the support shown to our students through scholarship support and is very grateful to the Helena community for their generosity over the years.

Calling All Saints

Spring IMPACT student supervisors Jessica Perry '16, Jessica Simkins '17 and Kiana Howerton '15

In addition to the Business Campaign, Carroll’s spring IMPACT phonation to alumni, parents and friends of Carroll is happening through February and March.  Our 2015 IMPACT callers are current students of Carroll who truly understand and appreciate the impact of donor contributions for student scholarships.

Kiana Howerton is one of three spring IMPACT student supervisors. She is a senior majoring in communications and public relations, with a minor in marketing. 

“We are excited to talk with you and our hope is you will answer our call and consider donating to support our Carroll education,” shares Kiana.  “Thanks for all of the continued support you have given to Carroll students, it never goes unnoticed.” 

Learn more about Kiana and her experiences at Carroll.

Puppy Love

Carroll College’s Anthrozoology program has dogs available for adoption. Student handlers have been working and living with each available dog during the school year and serve as foster caregivers for shelter dogs while they train them in one of several disciplines such as service, narcotics detection, or search and rescue. Each dog was chosen from and belongs to a regional shelter.

The dogs are selected based on their personalities and capacities to learn their particular discipline and their handlers’ interests. Some dogs are high-drive and energetic, others are calmer and a bit less active.

Though they have been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as pet/family dogs. 

To learn more, check out the Adoptable Dogs webpage on the Carroll website.

Student News

Saints and Scholars

This past fall season, Saints athletes were not only successful on the field and course, they also excelled in the classroom.  

During the fall semester, Saints student-athletes had a combined GPA of 3.23. Highlighting that number were 54 student-athletes that tallied perfect 4.0 GPAs. Additionally, 140 student-athletes made the Dean's list (3.5 GPA or above) and 24 student-athletes were named Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes, the equivalent of being an NAIA Academic All-American.

"We have amazing student-athletes at Carroll College and the academic numbers from last semester are indicative of the kind of students we have and want to continue to attract to Carroll," Athletic Director Curt Apsey said. "Our coaches continue to attract the right kind of student-athlete who excels both academically and athletically."

Ten Carroll football players, seven soccer players, four volleyball players, two women's cross country runners and one male cross country runner received Scholar Athlete recognition.

Every Carroll team carried a GPA over 3.0. Women's Cross Country led with a 3.54 team GPA followed by Volleyball at 3.47.

Click here for a full list of Carroll’s fall season Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes. 

Proud of our Saints – on all levels!

 Alumni News

Guler Legacy in Turkey

Sinan Guler, a former Carroll Fighting Saint basketball player, graduated with a degree in business administration in 2004. He is currently playing professional basketball in Turkey. 

Sinan has provided generous financial support to the men’s basketball program here at Carroll and he is also doing wonderful things on behalf of the sport for children in Turkey. Sinan, along with his father and brothers, runs a camp which enriches the lives of children from a variety of socioeconomic communities in Turkey.

Check out this fun YouTube video featuring Sinan and their camp – Guler Legacy – that emphasizes the universality and transformational powers of basketball…plus some pretty cool basketball and team building drills.

Career Moves

Anna Stitt '11, an accountant with Anderson Zurmuehlen in Helena, was selected as the 2015 Outstanding Young CPA of the Year by the Montana Society of CPAs – read the announcement here

Gettin' Hitched

Kimberly Hilton '10 and Kolby Manderie '07 – read the announcement here


Thomas Francis Duffy – class of 1960 – read more about his life here

Father Richard "Dick" Sodja – class of 1961 – read more about his life here

Upcoming Events

Deities - the Sacred of the Hindu and Buddhist Exhibit, Jan. 26 - Mar. 6, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This exhibit features sacred artworks from Tibet and India. Included are a collection of Tibetan Thangkas plus sculptures of gods and goddesses from India. The Tibetan Children's Education Foundation and their project manager's private collection have generously loaned art for this show.

There will be a public lecture presented by Valerie Hellermann, program manager for the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation, along with a reception with light refreshments on Fri., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302. 

Saints Athletic Association (SAA) Shindig, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College 

This is a casual fundraising event for Saints athletics and is open to the public. Come mingle with the coaches in this fun and informal setting. 50/50 drawing, Blackout Bingo and silent auction items will also be available. The theme is "Saints Tailgate" so attend wearing your favorite Carroll College Saints gear!

For questions, contact Associate Athletic Director Bennett MacIntyre, bmacintyre@carroll.edu, 447-4374.

Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets, Guest speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine, Ed.D., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College 

Animal lovers, or even just those who are curious about the role animals play in our lives, should come to hear psychologist, professor, animal assisted therapy expert, author, and popular speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine. He will tug at heartstrings with stories of working with companion animals in his practice. His affinity and skill working with children and animals earned him the nickname by the L.A. Times of being the living Dr. Doolittle.

Dr. Fine is considered one of the grandfathers and founders of animal-assisted therapy. He authored the Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy, Our Faithful Companions and Afternoon with Puppy: Inspirations from a Therapist and His Animals, among other books and articles.

First Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason: "Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict," Guest lecturer Dr. Stephen Barr, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware, Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

 Sponsored by the Carroll College Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, the Physics Program, the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Annette Moran Center and Student Activities

Professor Barr will argue that the supposed conflict between science and religion has really been a conflict between "scientific materialism" and religion. He contends that the science-versus-religion myth is based on an outdated view of scientific history and a skewed interpretation of what science has actually discovered. He will begin by telling the story of the relation between Christianity and science, including some dramatic facts that are relatively little known. He will then discuss five great discoveries of the twentieth century, primarily in physics, and argue that they are more consonant with the traditional Jewish and Christian view of the cosmos and of human beings than with materialist philosophy.

Shamrock Soiree, Annual Fundraising Event for Carroll's Engineers Without Borders, Mar. 27, 6:30-11:30 p.m., Great Northern Hotel Ballroom, 835 Great Northern Boulevard, Helena

Come join Carroll's EWB and celebrate St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Engineers, as they dance the night away in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The Soiree will feature hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, live music, dancing, and a cash bar.

Proceeds will be used to support the Engineers Without Borders-USA Carroll College Student Chapter and their service projects in Mexico, Guatemala and St. Lucia. Tickets are $25 each and $15 for Carroll students. Contact Morgan Spear at mspear@carroll.edu for more information.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni Lunch with President Evans: March 16, 12 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Dr. Evans will be providing a campus update. A lunch buffet will be served. $15 per person. RSVP by March 10 to Kathy Ramirez, kramirez@carroll.edu or 406-447-5185.

Purple and Gold Jubilee Reunion: May 15-16

Make plans to join your classmates - classes of 1945, 1955 and 1965 - and be part of Carroll's 2015 commencement weekend festivities in May.

Alumni & Friends Marian Shrines of France Tour: May 21-June 2

Join President Evans and his wife Lisa on a tour of the Marian Shrines of France.

Highlights include: Paris, a dinner cruise on the Seine River, Notre Dame, Versaille, Giverny – the house and gardens of Monet, the home of St. Terese of Lisieux, the beaches of Normandy, St. Michael Abbey, Contreau Distillery, an overnight in a chateau, Lourdes and much more.

View the complete itinerary here or contach Kathy Ramirez, 406-461-3214 or kramirez@carroll.edu.

Alumni & Friends Gathering at New Glarus Brewery, New Glarus, Wisconsin: June 27

Homecoming 2015: September 18-19

Mark your calendars and plan to return to campus this fall for Homecoming. All alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for all former ASCC officers and the classes of 2005, 1995, 1985, and 1975. Stay tuned for more details.

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