June 17, 2016 Carroll Insider: Saint-sational

Friday, June 17, 2016

News about our fellow students, faculty, alumni, and staff has been rolling in at a brisk pace this summer. This Insider shares what we’ve heard, learned and seen about our vast community of Carroll Saints.

Honors and Accolades

BusinessExcelling in Business
For the last three years, the Carroll Business Department, as a requirement of IACBE accreditation, has administered a national, comprehensive business test to all graduating senior students covering 13 topics in Business. Of those 13 topics, Carroll Business majors exceeded the national average over the three year period in 11 of the categories when compared to all other IACBE, AACSB and ACBSP accredited schools. Leading the list was Microeconomics at 17.8% above average; Macroeconomics at nearly 15% above average; Strategic Management at nearly 13% above average; and Leadership at 9.4% above average. Congratulations on the hard work of both the students and faculty!

Scouts Honor

Scouts Honor
Honoring his very active role in the Boy Scouts of America and his collective work over the years advancing scouting, President Tom Evans received the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout Association. The award is a prestigious recognition granted by the Montana NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, and regional level. Congratulations Dr. Evans! Read more.

Faculty and Staff News

New Vice President

New Face on Campus
Carroll has hired a new leader for the Office of Institutional Advancement – Mr. Michael Larkin.
Mr. Larkin comes to Carroll with 30 years of fundraising and development experience, predominantly in Catholic education. He will begin his role as Vice President for Institutional Advancement on July 1.
Please join us in welcoming Michael to the Carroll community. Read more.


SID Nominee

SID Nominee
Carroll College Sports Information Director Jerek Wolcottwas named the Frontier Conference Nominee for NAIA SID of the Year. He is entering his third year at Carroll and among his duties, he manages all of the media relations duties, statistics, maintains CarrollAthletics.com and is the primary marketer for Carroll Athletics. Read more.


Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year
Carroll College head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach David Morris was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Outdoor Track West-Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year. The Saints men and women earned a third-place combined trophy at NAIA Cross Country Nationals and the Carroll women's track and field and cross country program finished third in the nation when combining cross country, indoor and outdoor track. Read more.


Student News

Philosophy ConferenceTwo recent Carroll graduates, Juliana Forte ’16 and Anna Horner ’16 presented papers at the Eastern Washington University Student Philosophy Conference held May 20-21. The conference included presentations by graduate and undergraduate students from six institutions. Forte presented a paper entitled “Shorty Doesn’t Wanna Be a Thug: An Analysis of the Moral Responsibility of Street Gang Members.” Hoerner presented a paper entitled “Does God Survive Modern Philosophy? An Examination of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant on God.” The papers were very well received. The students were accompanied by Dr. Edward Glowienka, assistant professor of philosophy.

Nurse of the Year

The Montana Center to Advance Health Through Nursing (MT CAHN) awarded Amanda Roberts, class of 2016, the Student Nurse of the Year for the state of Montana. Amanda is an active member of the Carroll College Student Nurses Association as well as the Montana Student Nurses Association. In addition, she is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and a four year student-athlete on the Carroll women’s golf team. “We in nursing are very proud that one of our own received the award and feel that Amanda is well deserving of the honor,” said Barbara Schaff, Interim Chair of the Department of Nursing. Read more.


Dental Outreach TeamKTVH-TV recently profiled Carroll first-year student and member of the men’s basketball team, Oliver Carr of Bozeman, MT, upon his return from Uganda as a participant in Montana Dental Outreach Team. View the coverage here.




Saints Athletic News

Track and FieldCarroll’s Track & Field program had a stellar spring season with many honors and accolades bestowed upon a number of team members. Highlights include having a school-record 17 student-athletes earn All-American status at the NAIA Track and Field National Championship held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in late May. Carroll All-Americans were led by National Champion David Barnett in the javelin as well as Kara Barth and Sandy Torres, who both earned All-American honors in two events. Read more about all the achievements of the track & field program here.



Freshman catcher Tianna Sell was named to the NAIA National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Second-Team. "Being named NFCA All region is a well-deserved honor for Tianna," head coach Aaron Jackson said. "As a freshman she demonstrated her ability to lead from the catcher position and at the plate. Being named one of the best in the west region is a great honor." Read more.



Southern Oregon University's coaches and student-athletes pick an outstanding opponent who best embodies the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, which are respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship and present them with the Raider Rival Award. The SOU women’s soccer team selected Caitlin Walter ’16, a defender on the Saints women’s soccer team as this year's recipient. Read more.

Saints in the News


Ray Kuntz, class of 1977, Carroll Board of Trustees member, and CEO of Watkins & Shepard Trucking, Inc., recently sold his trucking business to Schneider National Inc., one of the largest business-to-business trucking companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, Watkins & Shepard was founded in 1974 and has more than 1,300 employees, including nearly 800 drivers based out of 20 terminals across the country. The Wall Street Journal recently covered the acquisition.

Alumni News

InjuryConrad Addison, a 2011 graduate of Carroll College and current medical student, was involved in a mountain bike accident on Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham, WA, on May 29 that resulted in a C4 and C5 spinal cord injury. Conrad’s wife, Lauren (Vansickle) Addision, who is a 2011 graduate of Carroll and a nurse, and two friends were with him at the time of the accident. Conrad was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A Caring Bridge webpage has been posted which allows friends and family to post messages of support and receive updates. The webpage can be accessed at:
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/conradaddison. Cards of support can be sent to Conrad and Lauren Addison in care of Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Read more.

Award Nominations

The Office of Alumni Relations is currently seeking nominations for the following alumni awards:
Alumni Hall of Fame Award
Young Alumni Award

Alumni Luminary Award.
For details about these awards and how to submit nominations visit www.carroll.edu/alumni or email alumni@carroll.edu.



Miss Montana

Lauren Scofield ’16 was recently crowned Miss Montana 2016. Lauren just graduated this spring with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. The platform issue she is endorsing is “Planting the Seeds of STEM” which has the mission of presenting motivating and interesting STEM ideas to students. She won a $5,000 scholarship and will compete in the Miss America Pageant in September. Read more.



Miss Rodeo

Lindsay Garpestad ’15 was crowned Miss Rodeo Montana 2016. Lindsay graduated from Carroll in 2015 with degrees in political science and business administration with a concentration in marketing. She is sixth generation rancher and third generation rodeo queen. Read more.




Rachel Mattern '00, PA-C, a certified physician assistant employed by Lewis & Clark Emergency Physicians at St. Peter’s Hospital, was recently awarded a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Read more.


Bill '65 and Betsey '66 War marked their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2016 - read announcement.


Judy J. Harrington, class of 1958 - read more about her life here.

Bryan Wiedmeier '81 - Read about Bryan in this Sports Illustrated tribute as well as this article on ESPN .

Upcoming Events

Relay for Life of Helena, June 17, 6 p.m.–midnight, Nelson Stadium, Carroll College
Carroll College is hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life this year. Participants will walk around the football field in Nelson Stadium from 6 p.m. until midnight to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.

RLF is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and those interested in forming teams and participating in the event are encouraged to sign up on the Relay for Life of Helena webpage.

Basketball Banquet & Coaches Clinic with Special Guest, Dan Dakich, ESPN analyst and radio host, June 25-26, Carroll College
Former NCAA player, coach and current ESPN analyst and radio host, Dan Dakich will headline the third Carroll College men's basketball coaching clinic and dinner slated for Saturday and Sunday June 25-26 on campus at Carroll College.
Dakich is a lead college basketball analyst for ESPN TV and host of the Dan Dakich Show on ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. Learn more here.

Basketball Banquet, July 26, 6 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Commons, Campus Center, Carroll College
The banquet will feature Dan Dakich, former player and coach and current radio host and ESPN analyst, as the keynote speaker. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple.

Coaches Clinic, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Carroll College PE Center
Dan Dakich will be the keynote speaker at the coaching clinic. The clinic will also feature Montana State head coach Brian Fish, National High School Basketball Coach of the Year finalist Terry Thomas of Dillon and Carroll head coach Carson Cunningham. The cost of the clinic is $20 per person or $50 per coaching staff.

Visit CarrollAthletics.com/Dakich or call 406-447-4480 to register.

Mountain Moodle Moot, July 6-8, Carroll College
Carroll College is hosting its sixth annual Mountain Moodle Moot conference on campus. The conference includes a number of different tracks with a variety of conference sessions plus half-day trainings. Moodle experts will be featured presenters. For more on Moodle, go to www.mountainmoot.com or follow on Twitter @mtmoot.

Carroll College Gifted Institute, July 10-16, Carroll College
The Gifted Institute will challenge gifted fifth through ninth grade students' academic potentials and provide opportunities for social development. Workshops, classes, and activities with adults and peers will enhance students' self-awareness and cognitive development.
For more information, visit the Carroll College Gifted Institute webpage.

Symphony Under the Stars – BROADWAY!, July 16, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Carroll College Lawn
Carroll College and the Helena Symphony continue their collaboration for the 13th annual Symphony Under the Stars concert event and fireworks show. Considered the largest summer event in Montana, the much-anticipated Symphony Under the Stars attracts well over 15,000 people from all over the state of Montana and beyond.

This year’s concert will be bringing BROADWAY! to the Big Sky, with award-winning and Tony-nominated Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll. Together with the Helena Symphony Orchestra, they will be performing favorite songs from classic and contemporary Broadway's greatest shows. One of Montana’s best fireworks shows, sponsored by the Helena Community Credit Union, will close out the concert.

The concert, held on the Guad Hill and lawn on the campus of Carroll College, is free and open to the public for those spreading a blanket on the lawn. A limited number of reserved chairs in front of the stage are available to purchase online at www.helenasymphony.org. Tickets (limit of 8) may also be purchased by phone at 406-442-1860, or in person at the Symphony Box Office at 2 N. Last Chance Gulch.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni Gathering at OMSI - “The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes,” July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Join alumni and friends as we watch the movie “The Other Side of infinity: Black Holes,” followed by a presentation by Dr. Kelly Cline, astrophysicist and Carroll associate professor of mathematics, physics and astronomy. If you ever wanted to know what a black hole really is, how they are formed or what happens when you fall into one, join us for this exciting event! Tickets are $20 for adults (ages 12+); $10 for youth (ages 3-11); and $65 for families (up to 2 adults + 4 children). For questions, call 406-447-5169 or email Renee Wall at rwall@carroll.edu.

For details and tickets, visit https://goo.gl/I0E80f.