June 10, 2020 Insider: Summer on the Hilltop

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Construction on the new Perkins Call Canine Center is complete and Carroll’s anthrozoology faculty are eager to share the space with their students and dogs this fall.
The Perkins Call Canine Center is named in honor of ANZ founder and retired Carroll professor Anne Perkins, Ph.D., and alumna Whitney Call '08 and her family, whose gift of $1,250,000 for construction and a canine center director transformed the dream of a home for the anthrozoology program into a reality.

Carroll College offers one of the only undergraduate majors in the U.S. in anthrozoology, the study of interactions and relationships between human and non-human animals.

The Perkins Call Canine Center is located just east of the Civil Engineering Laboratory, overlooking Helena’s Centennial Park. It includes a 2,600 sq. ft. canine training room, a 37-seat classroom, ANZ faculty offices, research rooms, a veterinary treatment room, wash rooms, and both indoor and outdoor kennels.
Marie Suthers, DVM, Professor and Chair of the Anthrozoology Department, recently provided a tour of the new facility and explained the curriculum for students interested in pursuing anthrozoology. View Marie's video here.
Anthrozoology Professor Dr. Marie Suthers takes us on a video tour of the new Perkins Call Canine Center on the Carroll College campus.
Several weeks ago, Carroll released their preliminary plans for the fall semester. Taking into account the health and safety of our community, and by instituting a number of new initiatives on campus, college officials are optimistic about the plan to resume Carroll’s signature personalized in-person, on-campus experience this fall.
The Academic Calendar for 2020-2021 has been updated to reflect the changes to the fall 2020 term dates. Fall classes will begin on Monday, August 17, and final exams will end on Tuesday, November 24. 
The web version of the academic calendar, as well as a PDF print view, are available on the academic calendar webpage: https://www.carroll.edu/academics/academic-calendar

As more details become available, they can be found on the Marching Back website at www.carroll.edu/marchingback.
Alumni News
More than 25 Carroll College alumni who now work as healthcare providers in the Oncology Division at St. Peter's Health were treated to a free lunch June 2 to thank them for their work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Saints Serving Saints" event was organized by alumni Shannon Isakson '05 and Matt Roberts '03, who now work for the Oncology Lung Division of Astra Zeneca.

“This is in support of all the challenges that have arisen during COVID for not only patients but the nurses and doctors who have changed not only the environments they work in but also the ways they share in creative thinking and caring for lung cancer patients,” said Isakson. “The event was a way for those who graduate from Carroll now and in years to come to remember the ways Carroll unites us as alumni to bring forth healing and peace to all.”
Donations were provided by MacKenzie River Pizza, Albertsons, Balloonatics and Benny's Bistro.
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Torgerson, Independent Record
Class Notes
Parker Stenersen ‘20, Civil Engineer, Great West Engineering, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
In 2015, Greg Johnson ‘04 co-founded the company, AquiPor, to develop a new type of hard surface “paving” material that cities and developers can use to eliminate the impacts of stormwater runoff pollution. You can learn more about his business here and view his video here.
Jill Topel-Bold, class of 1976 – read more about her life here.
Eugene "Gene" Danicich '58 – read more about his life here.
Lucille (McElhaney) Howe '51 – read more about her life here.
Student News
The Spring 2020 Dean's List has been announced. These 552 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 during this unprecedented and challenging semester!
Carroll College Talking Saints senior Michael Fuller has been named to the 2019-2020 Individual Events All American Team. Fifteen students from across the United States were named All Americans, based on forensics achievement, academic achievement and community service. Fuller was one of only two students from the western United States to make the team.
The recognition might be seen as a sort of a welcome “apology” for Fuller’s lost nationals, which would have been his fourth trip. He qualified in four events, but COVID-19 canceled the April tournament.
“The award lessens the blow, a little,” said Fuller. “But it would have been nice to receive it at nationals with my family. And it’s not the same as competing at nationals for four years – but it’s nice.”
This is the second major award Fuller received this year, having also won the Megan Gaffney Award from the Northwest Forensics Conference for his efforts “to make our community more inclusive and welcoming, thereby enriching the educational environment for everyone.” A coach from Linfield College wrote a letter nominating Fuller for the Gaffney award.
“Michael is a strong competitor and undoubtably, a great teammate,” wrote Una Kimokeo-Goes, “but more importantly he makes our forensics community feel personal and connected even as we are pitted against one another through competition. It is a very rare person who can be both ambitious and conscientious, confident and kind.” Read more.
Photos (l to r): Michael Fuller now and Michael with his brother Joshua (on left) on Carroll's campus in 2010
Carroll in the News
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