March 17, 2017 Carroll Insider: Luck of the Saints

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Honoring History
A new endowed scholarship has been established honoring beloved history professor, Dr. Robert Swartout Jr. The Dr. Robert Swartout Endowed Scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Thomas ‘83 and Kimberly ‘84 Whyte, with the support of Daniel Whyte ‘85, Michael Whyte ‘88, and Rex Renk ’88. The scholarship is intended for a worthy student with a passion for history and who exemplifies the quality, character and academic promise of a student at Carroll College. Preference will be given to students from Montana.
”Dr. Swartout vibrantly showed how history plays an active role in our daily lives. He became the communicator and caretaker of so many stories of our past,” said Tom and Kim Whyte. “This scholarship provides Carroll the ability to communicate and take care of Dr. Swartout’s story as well as impacting the stories of those for whom Dr. Swartout cares for the most ­– the students of Carroll.”
"I am deeply moved that former students would think enough of me to name a scholarship for future Carroll students in my honor,” said Dr. Swartout. “I loved every moment of my thirty-six years of teaching at Carroll College. The high point of those experiences was the daily interaction with Carroll's remarkable students. They kept me intellectually stimulated, as well as young at heart. Above all else, it was a privilege to serve them in any capacity that I could."
Read more about the scholarship here.
Student News


This past February one outstanding Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) member was selected to represent Carroll College at the George C. Marshall Leadership Seminar. Jessica Bates, a senior Business Administration major, traveled to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to partake in this unique opportunity.
“To know I will work for an organization who values the significance of building great qualities as a leader with character so much so that they implement programs like ROTC and offer other opportunities such as this leadership seminar, is absolutely priceless.  These experiences will travel with me throughout my entire life, whether that be in my military or civilian career,” said Bates.
Read more about her experience here.
The Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education just announced its Student Scholarship Award recipients for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Global Education Programs. They received 17 completed applications, and were able to provide scholarships to 13 recipients. Scholarships ranged from $350 to $2,000 per student, and the total amount awarded was $13,850.
“We are proud to be able to support these students, from such a wide variety of disciplines and career goals, to gain valuable cross-cultural competencies and global awareness that will help them to be successful in their careers and as global citizens,” said Artaza Director Cheri Long. 
Student recipients will be traveling to global destinations such as Thailand, South Africa and Morocco. Learn more about where our students will be traveling and what they plan to accomplish.
All Artaza Student Scholarship Recipients are required to write three reflective essays – one about their expectations before departure, one about the reality of their experience mid-way through their program, and then a final one about how they’ve changed after their return.
Rachel Hopkins is a Carroll student, and Artaza Scholarship Recipient, who is currently on an exchange in Madrid, Spain, for the spring semester.  Click here to read her mid-program essay on her reflections from Madrid.
Join us for the Shamrock Soiree for a night of fun, dancing and benefit to celebrate the Carroll College Chapter of Engineers Without Borders on Friday, March 24, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Great Northern Hotel.
Funds raised by the event will support the CC-EWB work being done at a school in Guatemala, a home for the elderly in St. Lucia, and at a village in Uganda.
The latest issue of The Prospector, Carroll's student-run newspaper, is now online!
Saints Athletic News
Congratulations to the Carroll College Men’s Basketball team for winning their first Frontier Conference tournament title since the 2005-06 season. The team went 25-5 for the season. The sole senior on the team, Zach Taylor, was named Frontier Conference Player of the Year with junior Ryan Imhoff receiving First-Team honors. Sophomores Matt Wyman and Match Burnham received honorable-mention selections.The Saints entered the NAIA National Basketball Championship Tournament ranked fourth in the nation. They have won their first two match ups of the tournament and will advance to the quarterfinals - Elite Eight - with a game against Life (GA) on Saturday.  Follow along at:
The Carroll Indoor Track & Field team earned eleven All-American honors at the NAIA Indoor National Championship. The competition was led with a National Championship finish for the women’s 4x400 relay, which included Keeley Ehmann, Kara Barth, Brianna Olson and Monica White. Other All-Americans include: Crystal Schmidt (3rd, pentathlon), Terah Cundith (5th, pole vault), Kara Barth (5th, 40-meter), Leah Esposito (3rd, mile; 7th, 1,000-meter), Samantha Mundel (6th, 3,000-meter), and Chance Hyatt (5th, mile). Congratulations Saints!
Saints in the News
Carroll graduate Melanie Vert ‘16 was recently featured in the Trusted Clothes blog discussing her Generate for Generations internship in Uganda.
Melanie had been active in the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice while at Carroll and was instrumental in securing Carroll’s fair trade college designation. She also received the 2015 Raymond G. Hunthausen Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship Award.
Class Notes
Genevieve (Ward) Cotter, '57 – read more about her life here.
Thad Thomas, '71 – read more about his life here.
Upcoming Events

Meet us on Mondays – College Student Visits - March 20 and March 27, Carroll College

"Shedding Light on the Dark Ages: The World in 717," Mar. 20, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

"President Trump’s Immigration Policy and the Limits of the U.S. Constitution,"  Mar. 23, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Engineers Without Borders Shamrock Soiree Annual Fundraiser, Mar. 24, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., Great Northern Hotel, Helena

Carroll College Choirs: "The Creation," Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m., Helena Civic Center

“Living Well While Dying: The Role of Community in End of Life Care,” Mar. 27, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Hope & Fear Conference – An Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Carroll College & St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

"Southern History Across the Color Line"  Keynote address for Hope & Fear Conference by Dr. Nell Irvin Painter, Emeritus Professor of History, Princeton University, Mar. 31, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Helena

NW/MET 2017 Conference, Apr. 12-14, Great Northern Best Western Premiere, Helena
Members of Carroll’s IT department are hosting the 2017 Northwest Managers of Educational Technology (NW/MET) Conference. NW/MET is a consortium of Educational Technology professionals from colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions. This year’s conference will focus on the tools needed to have a robust tech ecosystem at schools, as well as the skills and connections needed to make it work. They are expecting over 75 attendees from over 40 different institutions in the northwest and there will be over 20 AV vendors. Information and registration for the conference can be found at:

Upcoming Alumni Events:
Phoenix Area Alumni & Friends, March 19, 2 – 4 p.m., Glendale Public Library, 
5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302

Join Candace Cain, Associate Vice President for Development and Kathy Ramirez, Senior Director of Alumni and Family Relations as we invite you to meet Michael Larkin, Vice President for Advancement.  We will have the latest Carroll College news and updates to share with you. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Kristin Williams at or call 406-447-4447.

Class of 1957 & 1967 Purple & Gold Reunion, 
May 12 & 13.
If you did not get your registration packet in the mail, please contact the alumni office at
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 for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185,