March 3, 2017 Carroll Insider: Celebrations

Monday, March 6, 2017
Grand Opening Celebration
Twenty-nine months after its ceremonial groundbreaking, the Hunthausen Activity Center held its grand opening celebration on February 24. The celebration served as a thank you to the many Carroll alumni and friends that helped transform the facility from a dream to a reality through their generous donations.
The HAC was filled with individuals near and dear to the college and none more so than Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen from whom the building was named. Joining the Archbishop were his brother Fr. Jack Hunthausen, his sister, Sr. Edna Hunthausen, and a large contingent of the extended Hunthausen family.
Over 200 people celebrated alongside Archbishop Hunthausen as he cut the ceremonial ribbon with assistance from his nephew, Tom Walsh, Carroll Board of Trustee member and chair of the Mind Body Spirit Campaign.
Highlights of the evening included a spirited performance by Carroll’s drum line and pep band, remarks from the Archbishop, and the unveiling of a cheerful, vibrant portrait of Archbishop Hunthausen, generously donated by the artist and Carroll alumna, the very talented Mary Larson ’95.
It was a beautiful evening celebrating both Carroll’s past and its future. All of us at Carroll are so very grateful to the many, many individuals who had a hand in making this stunning facility possible for our students and Carroll community.
The video below captures some of the special moments from a very special evening.
Hunthausen Activity Center Opening Celebration
Watch highlights of the Hunthausen Activity Center Opening Celebration.
Faculty & Staff News
In response to Anthrozoology professor Dr. Erica Feuerbacher having received an additional $40,000 from Maddie’s Fund to continue her research examining the effectiveness of sleepover programs for shelter dogs, MTN News in Helena interviewed her about her research. View it here: Carroll College anthrozoology program studies how to reduce stress in shelter dogs
Alumni News
Two weeks ago we introduced you to Carroll Connect, our new alumni directory and online networking resource. In just a few short weeks, we already have 1,015 people on the platform with alumni from 45 states and 15 countries. There are alumni from every class year from 1953 to 2016 and even one from 1949. Of those signed up, 786 (77%) indicated they are willing to help. We are very excited to reach so many of our alumni in a fun, professional and engaging way. In addition, there will be a mobile app for Carroll Connect available within a couple weeks. Please continue to invite alumni you know to join!
Have a great time on Carroll's last alumni travel trip to France? Then make plans to join Carroll alumni and friends on a trip to Spain & Portugal this coming October.  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,
For our Phoenix friends and alumni – please join us Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library in the large meeting room, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ. 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 Notes
Kelsey Dye '13 and Dominic Salle '15 – read announcement here
Alana Cunningham '15, Office, Communications and Young Professionals Director, Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, Helena
Gary L. Dietzen, '58 – read more about his life here.
Gregg Winston, '77 – read more about his life here.
Employment at Carroll
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 Spring Break, Mar. 6-10
Carroll College will be on spring break Mar. 6-10. Classes will resume on Mon., Mar. 13. Administrative offices will be open Mon.-Thurs. but closed on Fri., Mar. 10. 

Meet us on Mondays – College Student Visits - March 13, March 20, or March 27, Carroll College

“I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”– Catholic Teaching on Immigration and Refugees – The Carroll College Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason, Mar. 13, 7 p.m. Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202

“Not Only For School, But For Life: A Case for a Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century” – The Carroll College Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason, Mar. 16, 7 p.m., Lower level of Campus Center, Carroll College

Astronomy Lecture: Tabby's Star with Dr. Kelly Cline, Mar. 16, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

EWB Shamrock Soiree, Mar. 24, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., Great Northern Hotel, Helena

“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

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

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to
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.