June 1, 2018 Insider: New Starts

Monday, June 4, 2018
Today marks the first day of Dr. John Cech’s tenure as the 18th president of Carroll College.
Prior to Carroll, Dr. Cech worked for the Montana University System under Commissioner Clayton Christian. Upon Cech’s departure, Christian penned the following remarks reflecting on his accomplishments and impacts to the Montana University System: Montana University System will miss John Cech.
In addition, President Cech will be sharing his observations and insights in a weekly newsletter to the Carroll community. You can find his Friday Morning Update here.
Welcome Dr. Cech, we are excited to have you onboard!
In response to the high demand in the workforce for data scientists, Carroll has introduced a new undergraduate degree in Data Science through its Math, Computer Science and Engineering Departments.
“Data science is not just restricted to the technical fields such as math, statistics, and computer science. There are very few industries these days that have not been impacted by big data analysis and data science. Companies are gathering massive amounts of data on their customers and their products and they need people with the proper skill sets to analyze it. This is precisely what we're preparing our students for,” said Eric Sullivan, associate professor of mathematics. Read the full release here.
Read coverage in the Helena IR including an interview with recent graduate Lizzy Younce ‘18 who will employ her data science skills in her summer research at the Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health at Washington State University:  Carroll College's new data major aims to make students more marketable
To learn more about the Data Science degree at Carroll College, visit www.carroll.edu/academic-programs/data-science.
Carroll College is the #1 college in Montana for supporting transfer students. Carroll's transfer-friendly policies earned them a place on the 2018 Transfer Honor Roll and made them one of 112 colleges and universities awarded this distinction nationwide and the only institution from Montana.
 “Carroll has worked hard this past year to become a very transfer-friendly institution. Part of this commitment is due to our new policy whereby students who have earned a transferable AA or AS degree from a two-year college in the U.S. have fulfilled our core requirements except for Introduction to Theology and a philosophy course,” said Transfer Student Coordinator and Director of International Admission Michelle Lewis. Read the full release here.
As part of Carroll's efforts to assist transfer students, the Admissions Office will be hosting five "Transfer Tuesdays" on campus this summer (June 5, 19, July 10, 24 and August 7) from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in O'Connell Hall. Counselors will review financial aid, scholarships and the admission process. Find more information at www.carroll.com/transfer.
Saints Athletic News
Carroll’s Track & Field program completed their successful spring season at the NAIA Track and Field National Championship held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in late May celebrating 12 athletes who earned 14 All-American honors. Read more.
All-Americans included: Hannah Porch – Long Jump¸ 4x400 Relay; Bethany Lacock – Heptathlon; Chance Hyatt – 4x800 Relay, 1,500-meter; Darren Hecker – 4x800 Relay; Jack Dunley – 4x800 Relay; Kyle Nickol – 4x800 Relay; Janie Reid – Marathon; Keaton Brady – Pole Vault; Samantha Mundel – 1,500-meter; Monica White – 4x400 Relay; Keely Ehmann - 4x400 Relay; and Brooke Endy - 4x400 Relay. Congrats Saints!
The Carroll College men's track and field team was named the Buffalo Funds Five Star Award for the overall team Champions of Character.
The Saints were honored for their hundreds of hours of community service, which includes working with middle school students with the Helena Skills Clinic which exposed many kids to track and field for the first time, including kids from low-income families. Read more.
Carroll College golf athletes Jaylin Kenney and Greg Jones were named to the CoSIDA At-Large College Division Academic All-District 4 team. Kenney was second on the team in season average and carried a 4.0 GPA with a double major. Jones has a 3.98 GPA in civil engineering. He took second in the Frontier Conference championship, losing the title by just one stroke. Read more.
Alumni News
Natalie Kassa ’17, who launched Lola’s Granola with help from Carroll’s Entrepreneurship program, was recently featured on KREM2 TV in Spokane, Wash., talking about her business:
Class Notes
Kolter Kukes ’16 – Engineer, Morrison-Maierle, Bozeman. Read announcement here.
Mike Strekall, MD, '77  - Joined St. Peter's Health Medical Group, Helena. Read announcement here.
Father Bernard P. Byrne '51 - Received Carroll College's Borromeo Award in recognition of outstanding service to the world community in 2013. Read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Transfer Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7, 4-5:30 p.m., O’Connell Hall, Room 125, Carroll College
Symphony Under the Stars, July 21, Guadalupe Lawn, Carroll College