March 3, 2021 Insider: Spotlighting our Saints

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Class Notes
Nursing alumna Katie Tierney Yates '10 has been named School Nurse of the Year by the Montana Association of School Nurses. She is the school nurse at Margaret Leary Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary in Butte. In the article it states, “Yates said she knew even as a child that she wanted a career focused on caring for others. She received her nursing degree from Carroll College, which is where she met her husband, Zac Yates, a Butte native who helps run Yates Body Shop.” Read the full article about Katie in the Montana Standard(Photo courtesy of Meagan Thompson, MT Standard) 
Congratulations to the following Carroll alumni who were recently recognized in the Billings Gazette’s 40 Under Forty: Standout young Billings business leaders of 2021:

John Earley ‘06: Small victories lead to lifetime triumphs
Amber (Asay) Pisk ‘05: It is what it is, but it is what you make of it
Jordan (Marquis) Zepeda ‘14: Find something to be grateful for every day
Pictured left to right: John Earley, Amber Pisk, Jordan Zepeda
Photos courtesy of the Billings Gazette
Avery Patrick '12 came to work at Showdown in December of 2012 after graduating from Carroll College. She intended to stay on for just one season but has been a part of the business for nine years and says she can’t imagine doing anything else. Recently, Avery’s grandfather George Willett handed over ownership of Showdown Montana to his daughter Katie Boedecker, Avery’s mom. Avery serves as the Marketing Director for the ski area. Check out her interview on KRVQ: Showdown Montana has a new owner, but it's still a family affair.
Carroll alum Tyler Evilsizer ‘08, who is now deputy policy director for the Washington, D.C.-based Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, spoke several weeks ago during an early morning meeting of Hometown Helena, an informal group of residents, officials and business people. He was introduced at the meeting as one of Forbes magazine’s top 100 tax advisers to follow. Read about his presentation in the Helena IR: Helena could get $6M-$7M in next COVID relief package, expert says.
Carroll alumna Edrie Vinson ’73 and her granddaughter Terri Vinson, both members of the Keepers of the Patos Light in Puget Sound, have written a book exploring the history of this unique Washington landmark, titled “Patos Island Lighthouse.” Read about it here.
David Lechner '84, promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Delivery and CMO of HCSC (the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield), Helena, MT.
Sarah Nicolai '09, transportation planning and operations assistant group manager, Robert Peccia & Associates, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Arthur Kelly Conrad, Jr., '74, MD   read more about his life here.
Mary (Ingalls) Brown Beaudette '60  former professor – read more about her life here.
Sharon "Shari" (Anderson) Pettit '75 – former department chair – read more about her life here.
Ronald Edward Saalborn '67 – read more about his life here.
Ann Lauree (Belden) Super '80 – read more about her life here.
Student News
Congratulations to junior anthrozoology major Sara Jane Melancon, who has been chosen to present her research entitled: The Donkey Problem: a review of donkey history and research as it relates to their use in donkey assisted therapy, at the Anthrozoology as International Practice (AIP) online student conference organized by PhD students from the Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics Working Group (EASE) on March 4-5, 2021. Read her abstract here.
The theme of the conference is ‘Emerging Voices’ and they welcome presentations from students and early career researchers in anthrozoology and related fields. This conference aims to spotlight research being undertaken by students around the world, in the hopes of building a global support network.
Congratulations to senior environmental science major David Lange for receiving the 2020-21 Last Chance Audubon Society $1,000 award in support of research for his senior thesis. In his application to LCAS, Lange wrote, “An understanding of overall patterns of erosion and deposition across the whole lake will help identify existing bird habitats, habitat areas that might be threatened or areas where new habitat is being created.” He noted that “the eroding cliffs [in the White Earth area] are home to dozens of cliff swallow nests.” This study aims to “address the research deficiencies of the ecology and geology” in this part of the Helena area. (Photo of Cliff Swallows courtesy of Carroll student Shane Sater.)
In our February Insider, we shared that our nursing students from the Carroll College Student Nurses’ Association (CCSNA) were collecting items to make health and hygiene kits. Through generous donations, they were able to donate 60 hygiene kits fully stocked with soap, deodorant, washcloths, socks, combs, hand sanitizer, reusable masks and so much more to God’s Love Shelter in Helena. Good job, Saints!
Read about what's been happening on Carroll's campus with the Prospector's first issue of the spring semester now available online at: The Prospector is Carroll's student-run, student-produced campus newspaper. 
Carroll’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter and the Carroll student club Saints to the Front are teaming up for their 1st Annual Trap Shoot Fundraiser. The event to be held, May 1 at the Helena Trap Club has the dual purpose goals of raising money for both ASCE and Saints to the Front while also building community through family-friendly activities at the event.
There are a number of competition categories for the event including: Team, Individual Competitive, Individual Fun and Annie Oakley Single Miss Elimination. All participants must register by April 15 and more details can be found here. Come join in the fun with this unique fundraiser for a good cause on May 1st!
Staff & Faculty News
In early February, KTVH interviewed associate professor of theology Eric Hall, PhD, about his new fitness venture, Dadbod Strength & Conditioning. After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, he wanted to create a welcoming community for those wishing to reach their fitness goals and not have COVID derail those plans. On Dadbod’s Facebook page, Professor Hall clarifies that this is a part-time endeavor “…I don't plan to do this fulltime! I love my students at Carroll waaaaay too much for that.”
View the interview here: Eric Hall opens 'Dadbod Strength' after cancer treatment.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last month:
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:


Accelerated Nursing Assistant Professors (3 full-time positions)

Director of Human Resources and Title IX Co-Coordinator

RN Lab Facilitator
Upcoming Events
Sunday Mass, 5 pm & 8 pm, All Saints Chapel 

Spring (Mini) Break, March 2-3

Meet Us On Monday In-Person Admissions Event, March 8, All day
Future Saint Friday Virtual Admissions Event, March 19, 10 am - 12 pm
Service Saturday, March 20, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Easter Break, April 2-5