May 18, 2018 Insider: Congratulations Graduates

Monday, May 21, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2018
Congratulations to the 298 Carroll College Saints who received their diplomas last Saturday as part of the Class of 2018. The commencement ceremony included a number of awards and honors for students, alumni, and faculty. Read more.
Read the coverage of the graduation ceremonies in the Helena IR: Carroll College's 108th graduation congratulates students on their success. Visit Carroll's Facebook page to view an album of photos from the ceremony as well.
CARROLL HOME TO ROSSITER
Just as we said good-bye to 298 students at commencement on Saturday, we welcomed 450 new students to campus on the following Monday. Although there is a twist; instead of 18-22 year olds, we have 5-11 year olds. Carroll College is partnering with the Helena School District to provide temporary classroom space for Rossiter Elementary School due to flooding in the Helena Valley. Carroll is now home to Rossiter students and staff through the end of the school year. “The Helena community has embraced Carroll College during our times of need in the past such as the train explosion of 1989 which displaced many of our students living on campus. In turn, we are thankful to be in position to assist our fellow community members in their time of need and we welcome our Rossiter friends with open arms,” said Interim Carroll College President, Fr. Stephen Rowan. Read coverage in the Helena IRRossiter students displaced by flooding take over Carroll campus.
NEW HOME FOR THE BISHOP
Former Helena Bishop and Chancellor of the College, The Most Rev. George Leo Thomas ’72 was installed as the third bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas on May 15, 2018. A number of individuals from the Carroll community were in attendance at the invitation-only ceremony of 2,000+ people including: President-elect Dr. John Cech and wife, Victoria, Fr. Marc Lenneman, Msgr. Kevin O’Neill ‘73, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. John Rowley, and Carroll Board members Ray Kuntz ‘77, Gene Mallette ‘71 and Bill War ’65, as well as former president Dr. Tom Evans and wife, Lisa. Read more here.
Student News
COMPASSIONATE SAINTS
Two Carroll students were awarded for their exemplary commitment of service with the Raymond G. Hunthausen Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship Award. The selection committee chooses students who work to improve the lives of others through their own unselfish commitment of time, energy and compassion. This year’s recipients are Emily Larson and Kelly Taft. Honorable Mention recipients were: Oliver Carr and Amanda Harrod.  Read more.
SAINTS IN THE NEWS
Maneth Nay, an exchange student from Cambodia who studied at Carroll in the fall of 2017 through the Global UGRAD program, was recently published in the Global UGRAD’s Global Gazette discussing “Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival 4,” Cambodia’s largest STEM festival. He gave a special shout-out to Carroll in the article, read it here.
One of the ways in which Carroll partners with the community is by offering the option for community members over the age of 60 to audit classes for a very nominal fee. Having the addition of these adult learners in the classroom is both a benefit to themselves and their continuing quest for knowledge as well as for our traditional students who enjoy the perspectives these community members bring to the discussion. One appreciative senior learner shared his thoughts with a Letter to the Editor in the Helena IR: Excited for opportunity to learn.
The last edition of this academic year's Prospector is now available online! Read it here.
Saints Athletic News
HITTING HIGH MARKS
Carroll College senior outfielder Jaylin Kenney from Polson, Mont., has been selected to the 2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud College Division 4 Softball Academic All-District team
She graduated with a 4.0 GPA as a double major in Accounting and Finance and played both golf and softball in the spring. Kenney is also nominated for the CoSIDA At-Large District Team as a member of Carroll golf. In addition, Kenney won the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award at the inaugural Halo Awards and was one of five graduates to receive the Bishop Gilmore Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship at graduation, awarded to seniors who have attained the highest grade-point average after four years at Carroll.
Alumni News
IN MEMORIAM
Carroll’s oldest living alumnus and a lifelong supporter of the college, Gene Etchart ’33, passed away at the age of 101 in Glasgow, Mont., on May 3, 2018. Read about his life here.
Gene's earliest connection to Carroll was enrolling as a student at Mount St. Charles High School in 1929.  A member of the Class of 1933, Etchart, received his honorary doctorate of laws degree from Carroll in 1976. In the fall of 2014, a story about Gene’s life was featured in RANGE Magazine. Upon his passing, MontanaSports.com ran a story which originally ran in September 2016 about Gene’s 6,000-person standing ovation and honorary captain status at the Montana Tech game (see photo above). Gene is pictured with daughter Janeen McCarvel and son, John Etchart '67 (who passed away in 2017).
Class Notes
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Ed Coyle ‘39, who died in 2005 at age 88, will be honored with induction into the Montana Newspaper Hall of Fame on June 16 at the Montana Newspaper Association’s 133rd annual convention in Billings. Read the story in the Missoulian: Coyle earns a seat in the Montana Newspaper Hall of Fame.
MARRIAGE NEWS
Kris Goss '02  - read announcement here.
IN MEMORIAM
Teri Ann Sharf Bellusci '75 - read more about her life here.
Lucille White LaPalm Bradley '56 - read more about her life here.
Helen Ryan Rambo Christensen '66 - read more about her life here.
Jeanne LaFleur Walker Glasscock '64 - read more about her life here.
Nina Sullivan Hagen '53 - read more about her life here.
Dean Mackell '60 - read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Saints Blood Drive, May 31, 10-4, Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College