Founder's Day Dinner set for November 8

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Please join us on Saturday, November 8th at 6:00 PM in the Carroll Campus Center as we remember our past, celebrate the present and look forward to the future. The following awards will be presented at the Founder's Day Dinner:

Alumni Academic Achievement Award to Dr. Gerald Harrington '57

Dr. Gerald Harrington served as a full time faculty member in the University of Washington Department of Endodontics from 1969 to 2001, and as Chair of the Department from 1993 to 2001. In addition, he served as the Director of the Graduate Endodontics Program from 1972 to 2001. Under his leadership, the Department enjoyed an international reputation for excellence that was surpassed by no one. Dr. Harrington earned his DDS degree from St. Louis University in 1959 and practiced general dentistry until 1967 when he entered the UW Graduate Program in Endodontics. After earning his MSD in 1969, he joined the Endodontic faculty. In 1976, he achieved the rank of full professor.

A gifted and dedicated teacher, he received 17 awards from various dental classes for excellence in teaching. In 2001, he received the very prestigious I. B. Bender Lifetime Teaching Award from the American Association of Endodontics, and the Washington State Dental Association Faculty Award for outstanding contributions to the School of Dentistry.

Jerry recruited an outstanding clinical faculty and inspired them to strive for the highest professional standards. He is respected for personal characteristics that include integrity, honesty, a wry sense of humor, modesty, hard work, and compassion for students and patients.

Dr. Harrington was a member of eight dental associations and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Endodontics. At the time of his retirement, Dr. Harrington along with his colleague Dr. Eugene Natkin, were presented with the Natkin and Harrington Endowed Fellowship in Graduate Endodontics.

Alumni Hall of Fame Award to Mike Hurley '63

Mr. Mike Hurley has been volunteering with the Volunteer Lawyers Program since 1992.
He advises and provides legal help through the Family Lawyers Assistance Project (FLAP) to guide people who are representing themselves in family court because they cannot afford to hire an attorney. For the past 21 years, he has donated over 2000 hours in pro bono service at FLAP. He also volunteers to provide direct representation to victims of domestic violence who have complex family law cases and need pro bono legal help to protect themselves and their children. He has represented 10 victims of domestic violence with difficult cases that often require a year or more of legal assistance.

Young Alumni Award to Luke Berger ‘04

After graduating from Carroll, Luke served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer at Our Daily Bread in Baltimore, Maryland. He coordinated donations of food and gifts while scheduling and training over 13,000 volunteers while leading the volunteer program at Maryland’s largest soup kitchen. The organization served over 275,000 meals during his period of service.

Luke attended University of Montana School of Law and served as President of the Student Bar Association. He has served as Clerk for the Montana Supreme Court, Deputy City Attorney and Deputy County Attorney of Lewis & Clark County. He was elected by his peers to serve on the State Bar of Montana Board of Trustees.

Cuban Alumni Honored

Mario Toca ’68 will be presented a plaque which will be hung in the St. Thomas Aquinas Dining Hall along with the Cuban flag in honor of all those from Cuba who attended Carroll as part of Operation Pedro Pan.

Please RSVP

Cost of the dinner is $35 per person. Please RSVP for the dinner by November 4th to Renee Wall at or by phone 406-447-5169.