May 13, 2020 Insider: Celebrating Our Saints!

Monday, May 18, 2020
Congratulations to the 315 Carroll College Saints who were conferred their degrees last Saturday as part of Carroll's virtual conferral ceremony in lieu of what would have been the 110th commencement ceremony of the college. The in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 has been rescheduled for May 16, 2021.

The  list of graduates is available for viewing at
View the Carroll College Class of 2020 Conferral Ceremony including the tribute to the Class of 2020 at the end of the ceremony. 
The conferral ceremony included the announcement of the recipients of the annual student, faculty and staff awards.
to the following recipients:

Michael Murphy Award for Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship:
Kennedy Bahm and Emma Nylin

Bishop Gilmore Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship:
Sara Johnson and Clarissa Moravec

Outstanding Teaching Award:
Dr. Anneliese Renck

Distinguished Scholar Award:
Dr. Grant Hokit

Excellence in Service Award:
Shannon Ackeret

Professor Emeritus:  
Mr. Terry Mullen

Professor Emerita:
Dr. Anne Perkins

Read more about the awards and recipients.
Top left to right: Kennedy Bahm, Emma Nylin, Sara Johnson
Middle left to right: Clarissa Moravec, Anneliese Renck, Grant Hokit
Bottom left to right: Shannon Ackeret, Terry Mullen, Anne Perkins
Congratulations to the students that were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the 2019-2020 school year! A full list of Honors Convocation award winners is now available online. View it here.
Each year, Carroll’s Anthrozoology program holds a special graduation ceremony for their program dogs and handlers. Student handlers, who have been working and living with the dogs during the school year and serve as foster caregivers for the shelter dogs while they train them in one of several disciplines such as service, narcotics detection or search and rescue, present short videos and share stories of working with their dog partners before handing them off to their newly adopted families.
As with everything else this spring, COVID-19 cancelled those plans.

But that didn’t stop Nacho’s co-fosterers Caroline Herzog and Weslee Nehl from getting creative and holding a virtual ceremony in Nacho’s honor.

Read more about Caroline and Weslee’s experience fostering Nacho.
Nacho's Zoom Graduation Ceremony
Class Notes
Dr. Margaret "Meg" (Wurth) Hadcock (pictured at far left in photo), a class of 1976 graduate of Carroll College, and a physician in the Fresno, CA, area was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Hadcock was the region’s first breast cancer surgeon who founded the multi-disciplinary conference model of care locally.
As was shared in the article, her women colleagues call her a role model and admire her professional tenacity and focus. “Meg Hadcock comes from very humble beginnings, “ said Dr. Rogers-Neufield. “She’s had to work her way, really slug her way through medicine back in a time in the 80s when it was very, very hard to be a woman in medicine, but especially in surgery.” Dr. Hadcock ascribes that tenacity to her upbringing: “When you grow up on the plains of Montana you have a certain grit about you and you have a certain durability to last through things.” (Her husband, William Hadcock is a '74 graduate of Carroll and a vascular surgeon.)
Read more about her accomplishments here: Women Trailblazers Honored
Photos courtesy of Central Valley Physicians magazine
In honor of National Nurses Week, the Helena IR featured 10 nurses for their contributions to our community and Carroll alumni were well represented.

We are proud to share that four of those nurses were Carroll alumni!  Read more about the recipients.
Pictured left to right: Catie Cloninger, Elyse Demaray, Kim Johnson and Kaleigh Koeppen
Photos courtesy of Gary Marshall, Helena IR
Former Carroll football player Jeff Shirley ‘06 was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia back in February but on Friday returned home to Helena and is fortunately now in remission.

Shirley was a four-time national champion with the Saints and was selected as the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All American his senior year. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2016. Shirley, a popular physical therapist in town, received a hero’s welcome upon his return with a drive-by parade of vehicles which can be viewed here. In addition, the Helena IR wrote the following story about Shirley:
Martin Judge '48 – read more about his life here.
Courtney Morgan '75 – read more about her life here.
Student News
Nurses Appreciation Week, traditionally celebrated May 6-12 each year, is being expanded to a month-long celebration in May by the American Nurses Association. In this spirit of honoring the profession of nursing, join us in celebrating our Class of 2020 Nursing graduates - the future heroes that Carroll is sending to the front lines of health care. Thank you, nurses (and health care providers!) everywhere. Read more about our nursing program here.

Also, one of our Class of 2020 nursing grads, Julia Wilbur and nursing faculty Maria Brosnan were recently featured in a KXLH television segment on nursing. View it here: Nursing students and grads facing COVID-19 pandemic head-on.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the prestigious Raymond G. Hunthausen  Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship Award: Hailey James, Taryn Neameyer and Jenna Starke. The selection committee chooses students who work to improve the lives of others through their own unselfish commitment of time, energy and compassion. 
These three exceptional students represent and serve our community in a variety of extraordinary ways. Hailey James is a "service-oriented" person with a special love and attentiveness to the elderly of our community as she has shown through many hours of volunteer work and leading weekly Carroll student-visits to local nursing homes. Taryn Neameyer, despite a very demanding schedule as both a Fighting Saints soccer player and nursing student, is never too busy to serve others in faith and love. Jenna Starke, a volleyball player and 4.0 student throughout her entire tenure at Carroll, "gives 100% of herself, 100% of the time in WHATEVER she does." Read more about our recipients here.
2020 Hunthausen Award winners: Hailey James, Taryn Neameyer and Jenna Starke.
Saints Athletic News
Dylan Kresge and Taryn Neameyer, 2020 St. Sebastian Award winners.
The Carroll College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted their 2020 Halo Awards virtually Friday evening, May 1. The 2020 ceremony was the third annual all student-athlete awards. Normally an in-person event, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's ceremony was conducted online and can be viewed here.

The Halo Awards recognize Carroll College student-athletes for their extraordinary achievements in athletics, the classroom and in the community. 

Dylan Kresge and Taryn Neameyer received the St. Sebastian Award, the highest honor given out at the Halo Awards. Read the full listing of honorees here.
In lieu of the traditional Senior Day celebration, Carroll Athletics has been honoring our senior spring sports athletes for their dedication and accomplishments to the Fighting Saints during their college careers. 
Carroll Athletics Celebrates Track and Field Seniors
Congratulations to these nine track and field seniors and we wish you the best on your next endeavor. Thank you, Allison BarnesHope Welhaven, Kuda NyahumaBrooke Endy, Sam MundelJohn CooneyEmber DrivdahlAllie Schulz and Josie D'Agostino. Learn more about these seniors here
Carroll College Celebrates Softball Seniors
Congratulations to the seniors --  Anna ApRoberts, Ali WilliamsKendall MooneyMegan McCormickCourtney SchroederBrooke Brown and Brooke Yarnall. Carroll Athletics wishes you the best in your bright futures. Learn more about these seniors here
Seven Carroll College softball players were named academic all-conference

Senior Anna ApRoberts, sophomore Amber Brewer, junior Brooke Brewer, junior Natalie Gaber, junior Katie Huisman, senior Kendall Mooney and senior Courtney Schroeder all were recognized by the Cascade Collegiate Conference. 

To earn recognition as a CCC scholar-athlete, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and sophomore standing.  
Faculty/Staff News
The Corette Library staff have created a new podcast series, Carroll Creates, which explores creativity within the Carroll community of faculty, students and staff.

The hope is that the stories will inspire listeners to create something, whether that be to publish a book or a journal article, to develop a new app, or design their own product or solution. Learn from others and then share their own story.

Each episode delves into how a guest was inspired to create, what they did and how they went about it, as well as their advice to others. Check out the new podcast series here.
A screenshot from the Casey family performing the Beatles song Ob La Di, Ob La Da.
Helena’s local musicians are finding creative ways to continue performing in light of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. Several of those musicians include the Caseys, with their six-piece David and Deirdre Casey Band. Deirdre is Carroll’s women’s campus minister and both David and Deirdre are Carroll alumni, class of 1995, as well as their oldest daughter, Abra, class of 2019. They were some of the musicians recently featured in the Helena IR: Helena musicians and venues feeling their way forward amid pandemic.

The Caseys are among a dozen Montana musicians featured on a Montana quarantine music show: “Live From Home: A Montana Music Home Video Special” with John Floridis, airing 7 pm Thursday, May 14; 10 pm Saturday, May 16; and 2 am Monday, May 18, on Montana PBS. Watch it here.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last few weeks:
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:

Anthrozoology Faculty
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Upcoming Events
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