July 28, 2017 Insider: Summer Blessings

Monday, July 31, 2017
Carroll College is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Gregory V. Roeben and Susan F. Raunig Endowed Professorship in Social Justice and the Human-Animal Relationship. Funded by former Helenans Greg Roeben and Susan Raunig of Kirkland, WA, the professorship will be awarded to an Anthrozoology Program faculty member.
The professorship was established to promote both the Anthrozoology Program and the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, and to embrace multiple disciplines including ethics, sociology, psychology, theology, and Catholic Social Teaching. 
Candie Cain, Interim Vice President for Advancement, says, “The Anthrozoology Program and the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice represent exactly what Carroll College is about: love and service. We are blessed not only to have this support for Anthrozoology faculty and the Center, but to have the opportunity to know Greg and Susan and to welcome them into the Carroll family.” Read more.
Honors & Accolades
Congratulations to Carroll track & field/cross country runner Leah Esposito ‘17 who was named the 2016-17 College Division Academic All-America of the Year! She is just the second athlete ever, from any division, to earn the honor twice. The College Division Academic All-America teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
"It feels great," said Esposito. "I am kind of shocked that I received the award a second time. There are a lot of people to thank honestly. It means a lot to me, not only does it validate all of the hard work that I have put in here, but it is a great recognition for the great coaches and the more than fantastic professors here.” Read more.
Student News
Carroll once again hosted a Montana GEAR UP Academic Summer Camp this past June. As part of the 7-day camp, participants from Montana’s Indian reservations learned about horses through Carroll’s anthrozoology program. One of the activities involved painting one of the Dr. Suthers’ horses, Scarlet, in war paint. Each student was given an opportunity to select a color and a symbol to paint on her. The colors and symbols all have meaning. Read more.
Saints Athletics News
For the third year in a row, all 15 Carroll College teams were named to the NAIA Scholar Team list. For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). The Saints surpassed the mark by a significant margin. The lowest team GPA was a 3.19, eight of the 15 teams surpassed a 3.3 GPA and five teams notched a 3.43 GPA or higher. Women's cross country led the way with a 3.58 team GPA followed by volleyball with a 3.48 team GPA. Read more.
Class Notes
Congratulations to Nicole R. Derden ’01 of Eagle, Idaho, for being awarded the 2017 Idaho State Bar Service Award. Nicole is a private attorney who specializes in the field of immigration law. In addition to managing her law firm of nine employees, she is also an adjunct professor of immigration law at Concordia School of Law in Boise, and the Vice-President of the Idaho chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Read more.
Thomas Roy "Tom" Madden '59 – read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? You should, we are pretty nice folks at a pretty great place. Check out our current openings
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Upcoming Events

Fall Semester Schedule:
Aug. 24: New students arrive
Aug. 26: Returning students arrive
Aug. 28: Classes begin


Summer Picnics 2017
Connect with fellow Carroll alumni, parents, and students for an evening of lawn games, dinner and fun! Remaining dates and locations:

  • August 1- Portland, OR - Willamette Park, Picnic A - SW Macadam Ave. & Nebraska St. with Women's Soccer Coach Dave Thorvilson
  • August 2 - Seattle, WA - Gas Works Park, Shelter #2 2101 N. Northlake Way with Women's Soccer Coach Dave Thorvilson
  • August 3 - Billings, MT - Riverfront Park Shelter #3, 8001 S. Billings Blvd.

Please RSVP to Kristin Williams at krwilliams@carroll.edu or call 406-447-4447.

Homecoming & Family Weekend  2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.