June 24, 2020 Insider: Marching Back Plan Online

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


As Carroll prepares to welcome back students to campus this fall, a comprehensive planning effort has been underway to ensure we maintain the health and safety of our community. That planning effort is now available to view online at www.carroll.edu/marchingback.  
The Carroll College Marching Back Plan is a phased approach of policies and protocols that will serve as a guide for the college as we cautiously re-open campus to continue our valued mission. These policies and protocols are rooted in deliberate, data-driven decisions that are aligned with the State of Montana and Lewis & Clark Public Health directives. 
It will take all of us working together to ensure that we have a safe and healthy campus environment as we move into the future.


Carroll College is in a friendly competition versus Montana Tech and Montana Western to raise funds for the Montana Food Bank Network and scholarships for students whose education is threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak. Help us reach our $10,000 goal first!

Carroll alum Jason DeShaw ‘03 and the Realize Hope Organization are teaming up to launch the Can-COVID campaign, a digital fundraising platform focused on raising funds in support of the Montana Food Bank Network, as well as student scholarships.
In partnership with Presenting Partners, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction, CanCOVID.us will provide 70 cents of every dollar raised to the Montana Food Bank Network and 30 cents directly to the emergency scholarship fund of the recipient’s choosing.
“We are all in this together and together we will make it through," says DeShaw, co-founder of Realize Hope, the force behind Can-COVID. The organization is planning a 3-month Montana High School Campaign in the fall, after the Collegiate Campaign this summer.
CLICK HERE to donate or visit CanCOVID.us or RealizeHope.org.
Class Notes
In partnership with his brother, Derek Johnson ’09, has had success bringing Montana Branded beef to Florida. So much so, in fact, that they plan to expand nationally. Read about their joint venture in the Rock Island Dispatch-ArgusMontana Branded takes off on northeastern ranch.
Pictured left to right: Montana Branded's Derek & Chelsea Johnson and Maggie and Josh Johnson
Photo courtesy of The Prairie Star
Business major Greg Johnson '04 has become an entrepreneur after graduating from Carroll. He was recently featured in the Spokane Journal of Business discussing his company AquiPor – AquiPor tackles stormwater challenges.
AquiPor Technologies Inc. co-founders Kevin Kunz, left, and Greg Johnson '04.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Blocker, Spokane Journal of Business
Upon being appointed head football coach of Missouri State University, Bobby Petrino ‘84, shares the impact his dad, former Carroll coach, Bob Petrino, Sr., had on his career. Read the story in the Springfield News-LeaderFrom a young age, Bobby Petrino was taught to make it 'big time' anywhere he went.
Bobby Petrino '84 speaks after being introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Missouri State. Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
Amy Emmert '10, MAS, RN – Senior Director of Population Health, Joint Strategy and Operations Council, St. Peter’s Health, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Todd Wampler ’92, MD – President, St. Peter’s Health Medical Group, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Ardell Nelson '69 – read more about her life here.
Jean Therese (Douris) Whalen ’50 – read more about her life here.
Saints Athletic News
The Carroll College Fighting Saints student-athletes once again posted high marks in the classroom.

Carroll's 296 student-athletes combined to post a 3.257 cumulative GPA, including an astounding 3.411 GPA during the spring semester. The women’s soccer team posted the best team GPA with a 3.535 GPA over the 2019-20 school year. The men’s golf team posted the highest mark with a 3.445 for male sports. 

Each team recorded a rounded 3.2 GPA or better for the 2019-20 school year. 

With academic records available dating back to 2013-14, the feat becomes the 14th consecutive semester Carroll College athletes have posted a 3.2 GPA or better. Read more.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last few weeks:
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:

Adjunct Biology Instructor

Visiting Assistant Professor in Biochemistry
Upcoming Events
An Evening of Mental Strength with Special Guest Jason DeShaw '03, June 25, 5:30 pm, Live-streamed on Facebook

Carroll alum Jason DeShaw '03, will be joining Montana veterans and mental health experts for an evening of conversations and music to share experiences of mental strength, challenges, and resiliency on Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 pm. This live-streamed digital event will feature a panel of veterans and mental health experts who will share their experiences and discuss issues such as PTSD, how to seek support, overcoming mental health stigma, and ways forward towards mental well-being.

Then, mental health leader, advocate, and musician Jason DeShaw will take the screen to share his music and stories of his experiences. Born and raised in Montana, Jason DeShaw is a national award-winning speaker and musical performer. June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and the Montana VA and Carroll College are excited to share this event with Montanans. During the event, viewers can ask questions ‘live’ for the panel and during DeShaw’s concert. 

To connect to the event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/VAMontana/live/ on Thursday at 5:30 pm.
Last Chance Mass, 7 pm, Sundays throughout the summer, All Saints Chapel

Summer Session II & III Classes Begin, June 29