June 16, 2017 Insider: Returning to the Hilltop

Monday, June 19, 2017
Following Dr. Tom Evans’ announcement that he will be leaving Carroll at the end of July, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Father Stephen C. Rowan, Ph.D., as the interim president of Carroll College, effective August 1, 2017.
This will be the second time that Father Rowan has been the interim president for Carroll College, having served as our 13th president in 2000-2001. Since that time, Father Rowan has continued and deepened his relationship with the college. He taught a course with Dr. Jeff Morris in 2015 and most recently in March, he served as the keynote speaker for Carroll College’s Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason. He is an accomplished and proven professor, administrator, and fundraiser who cherishes Carroll College. 
“The Board is most grateful to Father Rowan for his willingness to serve Carroll College in this capacity,” said Dannette Sullivan, Chair of Carroll’s Board of Trustees. “He is just the right person to continue the wonderful work started by Dr. Evans during this time of transition. He knows and loves the college and has a proven track record of successful leadership.”
“Guided by a clear and vital mission, and blessed by wise leadership, dedicated faculty, exceptional academic programs, and high-achieving students, Carroll is poised for an exciting future. I am impressed with what President Evans, his team, and the campus community have accomplished through the Mind Body Spirit capital campaign and am honored to be asked to serve as interim president. I look forward to being a part of Carroll's bright future. Go, Saints!” said Fr. Rowan.
Welcome back to Carroll, Father Rowan!
Read the full release.
Student News
Fifteen Carroll Anthrozoology students recently returned from studying abroad in South Africa with with the program "Wildlife Conservation, Economic and Care: Anthrozoology in South Africa," led by Dr. Marie Suthers. Check out the Facebook album where they are shared photos and descriptions of their unique experiences.  
On May 25, students of professor of political science, Dr. Alex Street, conducted an exit poll in Lewis and Clark County following the special election for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The students designed a survey of 11 questions and collected responses from 759 voters. An analysis of the results can be found here.  In addition, the Helena IR ran a post-election story about the polling: Quist picked up votes from November non-voters, third-party voters, poll shows.
Nine Carroll College psychology students attended the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this past April. RMPA is an advocate for all levels of professional development in the field of psychology, with membership and conference participation open to both professionals and students. 
Senior Leah Henningsen, who also attended the conference last year, was invited to present her honors thesis project during an oral presentation session. Leah was also awarded a regional research award at the convention through Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.  
“Something I found really valuable this time around was being able to observe how certain people gave their presentations. It's really important, at a conference like that, to really take note of what makes a presentation a great presentation.,” said Leah. Read more.
2017 Carroll graduate Alex Kurtz was awarded the “Laurie Henneman Outstanding Student Presentation Award for Best Undergraduate Student Research Oral Presentation” at this year's Montana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting held at Montana Tech this past April. Kurtz, who will attend the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall, received the honor for his presentation, "Amphibian risk assessment in Montana" under the guidance of Dr. Brandon Sheafor. Congratulations, Alex!
Saints Athletic News
Nineteen Carroll College spring sports student-athletes were named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes. Highlighting the selection is junior Jaylin Kenney who was named for both softball and golf. Nine Saints track and field athletes, nine golfers and two softball players were named to the list. 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 have achieved a junior academic status. Read more.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College Sports Information Director Jerek Wolcott earned first-place and three of the top five honors in the Feature Story category for the NAIA-SIDA Dr. Jack Bell Writing Contest. 

The contest is an annual celebration of the best work by sports information directors from across the NAIA. Read more to find links to the stories that earned Jerek these honors. Congratulations, Jerek! Job well done.
Class Notes
John James McBride Jr., class of 1955 – 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
Upcoming Events

Carroll College Blood Drive, July 6, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Symphony Under the Stars – ROCK ON!, July 15, 8:30 p.m., Carroll College Lawn


Homecoming 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.

Alumni & Friends Travel Opportunity: Spain & Portugal, Oct. 14-26
Details are available online but city highlights include: Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and an optional tour extension to Barcelona! Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.