January 12, 2018 Insider: Welcome to the New Year

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Have friends and family with students looking into colleges? We’d love to meet them! Carroll College is hitting the road and will be in Spokane, Portland and the Seattle area in late January to meet with all interested prospective students and their families. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Carroll College - each program will feature highlights from admission and financial aid representatives, as well as a professor. Plus, there will be desserts! Share your love of Carroll and let folks know about these upcoming information programs.
While most of us have taken down the tree and put away the stockings, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the 12 Days of Carroll Christmas which were highlighted on Facebook and Instagram (@carrollcollegemt) over the holidays. An interesting fact about the 12 days is that it is not, as generally thought, a countdown to Christmas Day but rather in Western Christianity, "Christmas" actually begins on December 25 and ends on January 5. This year we celebrated each of the 12 days by highlighting some of the special gifts found at Carroll College. View them here.
Student News
The Fall 2017 Dean's List has been announced. These students achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of 12 graded credits taken in a semester. Dean's List recipients can be viewed online - sortable by name, city, state or zip code. Congratulations to the students on the list for their academic achievements!
The Carroll Engineers Without Borders Holiday Campaign has been a great success. Their goal was to raise $27,500 and to-date they have raised $31,700 including the $10,000 matching donation from Willis and Nancy Wetstein. Thank you to all who have donated. Your support will help Carroll EWB in their mission to serve people in developing communities and to prepare future leaders in these endeavors. There is still time to donate as the campaign doesn't end until January 15. Three teams spent time over winter break visiting EWB projects in Guatemala, St. Lucia, and Uganda, and EWB is planning a trip to their Mexico project in May. You can learn more about each of the four projects at Carroll EWB.
Several Carroll College women’s basketball players were recently in the right place at the right time. After returning home from a team dinner this past Monday night, sophomores Dani Wagner, Taylor Salonen and Oona Harrington rescued a woman who was caught out in the snow. The trio found the woman, who had been out in the elements for several hours, assisted her into their car, and brought her to God’s Love Shelter, averting what could have been a tragic outcome. Thank you Saints for helping our neighbors in need. View the story here: Carroll College women’s basketball players rescue woman.
Faculty & Staff News
We are saddened to share that on New Year’s Day, beloved colleague and dear friend, Marie Vanisko ‘65, former professor in the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science and Professor Emerita, passed away after battling cancer for nearly two years. Read more about her life here.
Shared by John Scharf ‘73, Ph.D., Roberts-Nix Professor of Engineering: 
“Like many alumni and former students of Marie, I have cherished memories of her loving care and unwavering support. I have had the distinct privilege of knowing Marie over many years as one of her students, as a professional colleague, and, most importantly as a true friend. As many of you already know, she was always warm and inviting, she accepted everyone for who they are, and she supported all of us to become better people. She lived her Catholic faith, bringing God’s grace and love to everyone she encountered, and she was a great mathematician and educator too. Like many, I will miss her immensely. I pray that she enjoys perpetual joy and happiness with her Lord and Savior, and that she will intercede for all of us who have benefited from the grace of her presence in our lives.”
Class Notes
Joseph H. Harrington '79, Interim U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Washington - read announcement here.
Mark Siegler '99, CEO, Ecessa Corporation, Plymouth, MN - read announcement here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Lecture: “Why Community Banking Matters,” Loren Brown ’04, President/CEO of First Security Bank of Helena, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Simperman/Weigand Auditorium

Saints Paying It Forward Blood Drive, Jan. 24-25, 9:30-4:30 pm, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College