June 15, 2018 Insider: Splendid Saints

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Carroll is once again on @BuzzFeed's list of the most beautiful college campuses in each state. You’ll hear no argument from us! 
The Carroll campus is quiet once again as we said goodbye to our 500+ Rossiter students and staff last week. We enjoyed sharing the college with them for several weeks this spring and hope that the students all know that they are now “Honorary Saints!” Rossiter Principal Doug Baker penned a heartfelt thank you to the community for all the support and assistance provided to their students and staff.
Honors & Accolades
The Spring 2018 Dean's List has been announced. These 517 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!
Carroll College held its annual Honors Convocation ceremony at the end of the spring semester to recognize the academic accomplishments of Carroll students. View the program listing honorees here.
On May 11, Carroll’s ROTC program held their Commissioning Ceremony in the Montana State Capitol rotunda where three of Carroll's graduating cadets took their oaths of appointment and became commissioned Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. Sawyer Linke and John MacFarland will serve in the Montana Army National Guard and Elizabeth McKenna will serve with the Army at Fort Hood, Texas. View the KXLH TV coverage here.
Cadets and cadre from the University of Montana and Carroll College at Montana Hall during the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Competition, April 2018.
Photo courtesy of University of Montana ROTC Grizzly Battalion
In late April, seven of Carroll College’s ROTC cadets and two cadre competed alongside 145 other ROTC cadets and Army Soldiers from the Northwest United States in the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) in Bozeman. In the United States Military, the GAFPB is one of the few approved foreign awards, and it is one of the most sought after awards to achieve. In the physically and mentally challenging test, four Carroll cadets were awarded gold (including highest overall male score in the contest) and two cadets and two cadre were awarded silver. Read more.
Saints Athletic News
Twenty-two Carroll College spring sports student-athletes were named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes. Highlighting the selection is senior Jaylin Kenney who was named for both softball and golf. Fifteen Saints track and field athletes, six golfers and two softball players were named to the list. The spring honors combine with the other seasons to bring the total of athletes honored to 60.  
To be nominated for the honor, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. Read more.
Carroll College outfielder Jaylin Kenney’s hard work in the classroom continues to receive accolades. Last Insider, we reported on Kenney's selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and this week she has moved up to the 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team. She becomes the first softball player in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Read more.
Faculty/Staff News
Political Science professor Dr. Jeremy Johnson, who is frequently consulted by the media about Montana politics, recently weighed in on the Republican primary race for a nationally televised program. Correspondents from Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier were in Montana both prior to and on Election day. They sought out analysis of the political landscape from Johnson. You can view Professor Johnson’s appearance at the 27:38 minute mark.
Class Notes
Austin Egan '18 – Engineer, Great West Engineering, Helena. Read announcement here.
Deedra (Prevost) Moe '01  Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs for ExxonMobil, Guyana. Read announcement here.
Brian Donahue ‘73 and CarolAnn Eckermann ‘73 were married on the Big Island of Hawaii on May 21, 2018.
Peggy (O’Malley) Fink ‘74 - Read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
As part of Carroll's efforts to assist transfer students, the Admissions Office will be hosting  "Transfer Tuesdays" on campus this summer (June 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.
The 15th annual Symphony Under the Stars will be held Saturday, July 21 on the campus of Carroll College. This year’s concert will feature the award-winning music of the Star Wars franchise. The event is free and open to the public.