March 9, 2018 Insider: Comings & Goings

Monday, March 12, 2018
Carroll has a newly appointed president – Dr. John Cech was selected by the Board of Trustees to lead Carroll as its 18th president. Wasting no time becoming a true Carroll Saint, Dr. Cech was announced as president the morning of Monday, March 5 and was cheering on the Saints basketball team that evening at the PE Center. Already well acquainted with Carroll as the parent of a current student, John and his wife Victoria fit very nicely into the Carroll family. Dr. Cech is currently Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education for the Montana University System and will assume the Carroll presidency in June of this year. Learn more about Dr. Cech and view some of his media interviews from the past week. Please join us in welcoming John and Victoria Cech to our family of Saints!
Bishop Thomas with Fr. Marc Lenneman and Fr. Marc's mother at the dedication of All Saints Chapel.
Helena Bishop, Chancellor of the College and Carroll alum The Most Rev. George Leo Thomas ‘72 is leaving the mountains of Montana for the bright lights of Las Vegas. Pope Francis named Bishop Thomas as Bishop of Las Vegas, Nevada, in late February. “We’ve been extremely blessed by the leadership Bishop Thomas has provided the college,” said Fr. Marc Lenneman, Carroll's Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry. "As an alumnus, he knew Carroll from the inside out. He loved this place and he especially loved the students here. We’ll certainly miss him, but his gifts will serve the larger Church well. It will be a grace for the people of Las Vegas to have a Carroll Saint in their midst.” Read more.
The Carroll Magazine Winter 2018 issue is out! Find it in your mailbox or view the online edition here. Inside you'll find articles and information about:
  • Transforming Spiritual Life: The completion of All Saints Chapel
  • Adventures with Anna: An Anthrozoology major's experience 
  • Carroll's first-ever graduate program: Master of Accountancy
  • A reflection on the life of Dr. LeRoy Byrd '60
  • And much more!
Do you know a student who is considering Carroll College or should be? Let them know about our upcoming Meet Us on Mondays for prospective students March 19 and 26 from 8:30-2:30 p.m. Have them join us to learn more about our academic programs, student activities, and exceptional educational experiences in and out of the classroom.This event is free, but please register online.
Join us for the Shamrock Soiree – a night of fun, dancing and benefit to celebrate the Carroll College Chapter of Engineers Without Borders on Friday, March 23, 2018, 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, an orphanage in Mexico, and at a school and in the small village of Kawango in Uganda. Join us to celebrate St. Patrick and the 12th anniversary of EWB at Carroll College. Purchase online tickets here.
Lots to read about in the latest edition of The Prospector! A new role for Jim Hogan, student opinions, recaps of student activities, a letter from Fr. Marc, athletics update, and more.
Saints Athletic News
The Saints came away from the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championship in Pittsburg, Kansas with six All-Americans. Senior Chance Hyatt and junior Samantha Mundel both placed top eight in the mile with personal records. The women's distance medley relay team of seniors Macala Fifield, Rhiannon Sturgess, Brigid Bradshaw and Mundel finished in fourth place improving their season best by 24 seconds, while senior Bethany Lacock finished eighth in the pentathlon. Congratulations Saints! Read more
Two days after the women won the title, the men’s team also secured their share of the Frontier Conference regular-season title. Both teams then went on to be their respective Frontier Conference Tournament Champions with the Carroll men beating Western again and the Carroll women winning a close one over Rocky!  This is the first time since 2004-05 that the women have won both in a season and the men repeat their achievement from last year. Also, congratulations to the following players on their Frontier Conference honors. On the men’s team, senior forward Ryan Imhoff was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year. Junior Match Burnham was named to the Frontier All-Conference Second-Team, and juniors Matt Wyman and Ife Kalejaiye were named Honorable Mention All-Conference. On the women’s team, sophomore Taylor Salonen was was named the Sixth-Player of the Year and junior Hannah Dean was named to the Frontier First-Team with seniors Bailey Pasta and Michaela Dowdy earning Frontier Second-Team honors. Good luck to both teams in the post season!
Congratulations to all of Carroll’s winter season head coaches who each earned coach of the year honors!  Head track & field coach Harry Clark was named the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2018 Indoor Track & Field Women’s West Region Coach of the Year, while Carroll’s basketball coaches Rachelle Sayers and Carson Cunningham were each named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year.
Class Notes
John Bauernfeind ’67 - read more about his life here.
Joseph W. Brakovec, MD, ‘56 - Dr. Brakovec was awarded the 2013 Insignis Award for his extraordinary contributions to Carroll College. Read more about his life here.
Joseph “Jody” Forte ’56  - read more about his life here.
Patricia Ann Anderson Widhalm '89 - read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Helena Theatre Company presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mar. 9-24, 7:30 p.m., Carroll College FLEX Theatre 

Religious Liberty and the American Constitution, Mar. 13, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Women at the Well Conference: Religion, Resilience, and Grace, Mar. 16-17, Carroll College
Keynote Speaker: Julia Brumbaugh, PhD, “Women, Grace, Resilience, and the Church,” Mar. 16, 7 p.m., Trinity Hall Lounge, Carroll College

Carroll EWB Shamrock Soiree Fundraiser, Mar. 23, 6:30 p.m., Great Northern Hotel, Helena

Philosophy Now Lecture, Apr. 5, 7 p.m., Trinity Hall Lounge, Carroll College

One Man Play: “York,” Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Carroll FLEX Theatre