June 29, 2017 Insider: Summertime Saints

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Carroll’s Office of Institutional Advancement will see some familiar faces in leadership positions this coming year. Michael Larkin, Carroll’s VP for Advancement over the last year has left Carroll to pursue a position in healthcare fundraising in Florida. With his departure, Candie Cain '82 will take on the role of Interim Vice President for Advancement and Dan Minor will fill Candie’s current position as Associate Vice President for Advancement during the interim.
OIA has experienced an especially successful year bringing in record donations in both gifts and pledges totaling over $26 million in the past year. In announcing the changes, President Evans said, “I am confident in Candie and Dan's abilities to lead the great team in OIA and extend a heartfelt thank you to them both for taking on these responsibilities in the coming year. I know they will continue the great work and momentum to advance Carroll College.”
Student News
Studying abroad is an integral part of the Spanish major at Carroll, as all Spanish majors must spend 4-6 weeks in a country where Spanish is spoken. This summer, students are in Ecuador. During the week, they intern with the non-profit organization Families with Heart, job shadow at the medical clinic in Puerto Quito or collect data for individual research projects, while they spend their weekends on cultural outings around the country. 
Follow Carroll College Spanish Program for updates and photos.
Health Science professor Kelly Parsley’s PH333 class – Public Health Theories & Practice recently was awarded the 2017 Alcohol Education Summit Outstanding Community Program of the Year award from the Liquor Control Division of the Montana Department of Revenue. The award recognizes a community program that has helped to change the drinking culture in their community. The students’ set out to seek an impactful solution to reducing alcohol related problems and assist in reducing some of the harm associated with college student drinking. Their efforts included a combination of assessing alcohol use, implementing educational strategies, and supporting community partnerships. Read more about their program here.
“I am so proud of these students for their hard work and commitment to making life safer for their peers, I am delighted that the results of their labor have been so fruitful. Their work has revealed that relying solely on student life or law enforcement to reduce alcohol-related harm is pretty limited. For real long-term success, maybe we need to seek answers from students as well,” said Parsley.
Saints Athletic News
For an impressive second-year in a row, recent class of 2017 graduate and cross country and track and field All-American Leah Esposito, was named the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America of the Year.
The CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America® College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. The teams consist of 10 members with the most outstanding student-athlete named the Academic All-America of the Year. Academically, Esposito graduated with a 3.97 GPA in the biology program at Carroll. She will take a year off before attending medical school. 
Congratulations, Leah! Read more.
After 47 years of use, the Carroll College PE Center has installed a new hardwood gym floor. “This floor is going to benefit our student-athletes for years to come,” said Athletic Director Charlie Gross. “It isn’t a luxury, it is functional and it is something that will serve Carroll College for a long time. We are thrilled to get the latest technology in flooring.”
The floor design shows off aspects of a recent athletics brand enhancement, including the use of a new Carroll Bold font on the baselines and the introduction of a new Halo mascot icon in the keys with the most prominent element on the floor being the large C-Halo logo that extends 36 feet across the center line of the court. Read more.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College recently completed the seventh summer of hosting homeless families with children through Family Promise, a collaboration between the college and two dozen local congregations in Helena. Over the three weeks of service Carroll College provided to the Family Promise guests this year, 21 dinner meals were prepared, delivered and hosted by Carroll faculty and staff. In addition, housing was provided in Trinity Hall with three Carroll students serving as on-site hosts. Many thanks to our Carroll employees and students for their strong support for this community outreach to homeless families with children. Read more.
Dr. Colin Irvine, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, was recently featured in Insider Higher Ed discussing Carroll’s role in a pilot project through the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) which developed and implemented upper-level online humanities courses across participating institutions: Collaborating to Add Upper-Level Humanities Courses
Class Notes
Father Michael Driscoll ‘73 is celebrating 40 years of priestly ordination this year. After graduating from Carroll College and studying abroad with Gonzaga University’s Florence Program, he was accepted to the local seminary for the Diocese of Helena. For most his priesthood, 38 years, Father Driscoll has served in education and has done much of that work in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana. Read more.
Earl F. Colton '58 – read more about his life here.
Delbert K. Graves, Jr., class of 1957 – read more about his life here.
Marcia Brown Hansen '80 – read more about her life here.
Janice Marie Wagner Lopach, class of 1966 – read more about her life here.
Michael J. Rieley – friend & non-traditional student – read more about his life here.
Clark Cameron Vogt, class of 1985 – 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.