January 15, 2020 Insider: Welcome Back, Saints!

Friday, January 17, 2020
The Fall 2019 Dean's List has been announced. These 487 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 our students on their academic achievements!
Rakiah Grende, a first-year at Carroll College and a member of the women’s basketball team, had a nice surprise waiting for her back home in Kalispell over winter break. As a cancer survivor, Rakiah took up the guitar in the midst of battling the disease as a form of therapy. Make-A-Wish Montana knew she had her eye on a special instrument and they helped make that a reality. View the KPAX-TV story here: Make-A-Wish Montana makes guitar-loving teenager's dream come true.
Photo courtesy of MTN News
Sandra Parda was an exchange student who came to Carroll last spring semester as part of the college’s exchange program with the National University of Ireland, Galway. Having lost her faith years before, Sandra had a spiritual transformation during her time at Carroll.

“It was clear that God had a very distinctive plan for me as I was sent to a Catholic university – Carroll College in the state of Montana, where the faith of the people was very strong and was flourishing on a daily basis,” said Sandra.  “I was blessed to make friends with the most incredible people who were strongly rooted in their Faith and lifted me up each day that I spent there.”

Sandra's story was featured in the Irish Catholic newspaper. Read the article here: The truth, goodness and beauty of Faith.
Alumni News
Join your former Carroll classmates and friends on Thursday, January 23 at the Lewis & Clark Brewery in Helena! 

Food, fun and a lot of reminiscing will make you glad you attended this event. Lewis & Clark offers a wide variety of microbrews and wine if you are interested in purchasing refreshments. We will begin at 5:30 pm – we look forward to seeing you there!

Let Cynthia Thornquist know if you'll be at the gathering on the 23rd by calling her at 406-447-5185 or emailing her at alumni@carroll.edu.
Class Notes
Nate ‘15 and Ashley (Smith) ‘15 Kavanagh’s new business Rose Petal Floral, Café & Supplies in Cut Bank, Mont., is featured in the December issue of Montana Woman Magazine. Ashley shares a bit about why they took on the adventure of business ownership and what they hope to achieve in her article titled: believing in magic: Rose Petal Floral, Café & Supplies, beginning on page 10 of the magazine.
Photos courtesy of Rose Petal Floral Facebook page
Joseph Foy '99, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI – read announcement here.
Jordan (Pfau) Hansen '14 – Head Girls' Basketball Coach, Big Sky High School, Missoula, MT – read article here.
William Burke Anderson ‘64 – read more about his life here.
Kenneth "Ken" L. Everett '55 – read more about his life here.
Robert "Bob" Hensleigh '69 – read more about his life here.
Dolores (Scheeler) Holdsclaw '54 – read more about her life here.
Maryanne E. (Flynn) Murray '70 – read more about her life here.
Beverly Ann (Zupan) Opitz ‘61 – read more about her life here.
Shirley May Collins Sheets Palmer, non-traditional student 1982-87 – read more about her life here.
Student News
Carroll students Connor Hague and Sarah Swingley were two of just eleven Montana college students statewide to receive the 2020 George M. Dennison Civic Engagement Scholarship by Montana Campus Compact for volunteering significant time, energy, and resources to projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
A senior double major in biochemistry and molecular biology from Tucson, Ariz., Connor Hague shared the following, “I want to live in and contribute to a global community that is adamantly meeting everyone's basic needs…Survivors of domestic abuse often have to flee with nothing, and start their lives anew. But when scaled down to a community, these basic needs can often be met with basic solutions. I can't give every survivor a home, car, and job – but I can provide one pair of shoes and food for the night.”
Sarah Swingley, a sophomore from Helena, Mont., is a double major in public health and psychology. “I have always had a heart for the little, the least, and the lost," said Sarah. "I truly believe that every person I interact with has value and worth which deserves to be recognized and appreciated…My vision for my community is that no one would ever feel alone, but rather that they would have someone in their life who cherishes them.”
Read more to learn about the many ways they have both volunteered their time.
Connor Hague and Sarah Swingley
Carroll College students Karissa Dykstra and Courtney Schroeder were recently announced as recipients of the IMPACT Melanoma winter 2019 Your Skin Is In Ambassador scholarship program.

"To be a Your Skin Is In ambassador, is to have the knowledge and capability to share the importance of being UV safe with my peers,” said senior health science major Courtney Schroeder of Livingston, Mont. “The Your Skin Is In program provides realistic and interactive information targeted at the young adult demographic, most at risk for sun damage."

“For me, being an ambassador for the Your Skin Is In program means I am one step closer to changing how our society views health and beauty,” said junior health science major Karissa Dykstra of Bigfork, Mont. “Being a part of this program means that I can now spread awareness to how beautiful protecting your skin can be and embracing your imperfections.”

Dykstra and Schroeder were also instrumental in Carroll College being awarded the Skin Smart Campus Platinum Award by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention during the Council’s fall conference in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Carroll’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of our students by providing a safe, healthy learning and living environment on and off campus. Read more.
Courtney Schroeder and Karissa Dykstra
Saints Athletics News
Several more accolades came in over the holiday break honoring our fall athletes.
USC Scholar All-Region – Leo Georgiades and Paolo Georgiades
Carroll College men's soccer players Leo and Paolo Georgiades were recognized by the United Soccer Coaches as NAIA Men's Scholar All-West Region winners

The Saints were just two of 10 players to earn the first-team distinction. 
Junior Leo Georgiades of Johannesburg, South Africa, was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-District pick and earned honorable mention all-conference honors this season. 

His brother, junior Paolo Georgiades was an honorable mention all-conference pick this fall. 
USC Scholar All-Region – Charly Clements
Carroll College women's soccer player Charly Clements was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches as an NAIA Women's Scholar All-West Region winner, earning a second-team distinction. 

Clements, a senior from Nederland, Colorado, previously was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American as well as a second team all-conference performer this fall. 
To be eligible for selection, the student athlete must be nominated by his or her head coach and meet the following criteria:
  • Have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career
  • Start more than 50 percent of all games and be an elite player as supported by playing honors (i.e., all-conference) or contributions to the success of his/her team.
  • Plays for a current United Soccer Coaches College Services member institution.
  • Be a junior or above in athletic standing at the current institution
  • Be in his or her second year at the current institution if a transfer student.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College really has a treasure in Campus Chaplain Fr. Marc Lenneman. But it is not just in the chapel that he does his best work, he’s known to really tear up a basketball court as well. Ryan Kuhn from 406mtsports.com wrote a fun story about our basketball playing chaplain. Read it here: Holy Hoops: Carroll College chaplain Fr. Marc Lenneman keeps basketball close to his heart.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Kuhn, 406mtsports.com
Donald "Don" Hurd, former adjunct professor of mathematics – read more about his life here.
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:

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life and Housing
Admission Counselor
Upcoming Events
Prospective Student Information Programs, Jan. 25-26, Seattle/Bellevue, Portland, Spokane

Carroll College Blood Drive, Jan. 30, 9-4 pm, Lower level, Campus Center, Carroll College

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

What is Catholic Studies? A Discussion and Lecture by John Boyle, Feb. 6, 7 pm, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Carroll College Theatre Presents “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet,” Feb. 7-15, 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

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