May 19, 2017 Insider: Congratulations Class of 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017
Last Saturday, 268 Saints received their diplomas as part of the Class of 2017. The commencement ceremony included a number of awards and honors for students, alumni, and faculty. Read more.
View coverage and photos of the graduation ceremonies in the Helena IR: Tears and cheers: Carroll College graduates 268 students.
Visit Carroll's Facebook page to view an album of photos from the ceremony as well.
Honors & Accolades
Carroll College held its annual Honors Convocation ceremony April 25, 2017, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Carroll students. View the program listing honorees here.
Student News
Winners have been announced in the 2017 Simperman Art Contest: Science in Art. The contest, sponsored by the ASCC senior senators, Alex Kurtz (pictured left), Margaret Korus, Christian Dresback, and Pierce Peasley (pictured right), hopes to become an annual event. The winners have graciously donated their artwork to the college to be displayed in Simperman Hall.
First Place:  Integrative Theology (collage on stretched canvas)
Madeline Gillard
Second Place:  Darwin’s Finches (colored pencil on canvas board)
Kendall Frederics
Third Place:  Ceci n'est pas un coléoptère (acrylic paint on canvas)
Victoria Kong
Honorable Mention: Black-eyed Susan (chalk on canvas)
Shelby Olsen
Class of 2017 anthrozoology canine grad, Anna, has been a big hit in her new career as a therapy dog at Troy High School in Troy, Mont. Anna, a yellow lab, was trained by anthrozoology student Breanna Caldwell from August 2016 until her recent move to Troy. Read the story in the Western News: Troy High School’s Therapy Dog Anna Settling In.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College Sports Information Director Jerek Wolcott was recently named the College Sports Information Directors of America – 2016-17 Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest District 7 Winner for Coach/Admin/Historical Feature. Wolcott won the honor for his feature story on the 2000-01 Frontier Conference Championship Carroll men's basketball team. Read more.
Former faculty member Mary Munger was recently featured in the “Making Your Mark” series for the Helena IR. She taught public health at Carroll full-time for six years and part-time for 10 years until she retired in 1991. In addition, she helped Carroll with the accreditation process for the nursing program. Read the article here: Making Your Mark: Mary Munger has dedicated her life to public service.
We are saddened to share the news that Father Jeremiah Lowney, who taught in the Carroll College Sociology Department from 1992-2009, has passed away.
A vigil will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish in Butte on Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Bishop of Helena, will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church. Cremation will follow with burial at the Priest Plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Butte on Tuesday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m.
Fr. Lowney’s obituary can be found here.
Anthrozoology assistant professor Dr. Erica Feuerbacher recently had her masters thesis published in the International Journal of Comparative Psychology: Can Dogs Learn Concepts the Same Way We Do? Concept Formation in a German Shepherd.
Class Notes
Joe Racicot ’03, general counsel for Montana Rail Link, recently became a member of the National Judicial College's Board of Visitors. Read announcement here
William "Bill" Carroll '43 – read more about his life here.
Mariann Mikes '75 – read more about her life here.
Dr. John T. Noonan, class of 1957 – read more about his life here.
Summer Programs
Carroll is expanding its summer program offerings for high school students. Please share the following summer opportunities with the high schoolers in your life:
  • Students enrolled in Field Ecology in the Rockies can earn 3 college credits while experiencing two weeks of outdoor adventure and science activities. From mountain biking to fish and wildlife surveys, this program will be an unforgettable experience for entering high school seniors.
  • Do you know a student interested in math and computer science? Math in the Mountains is an innovative camp for high school students that focuses on the real-world applications of problem solving through data science.  
  • The St. Kateri Institute for Integrative Learning returns for its second year. The institute provides high school youth with a spiritual and academic experience that develops their understanding of the relationship between faith and reason surrounded by the natural beauty of Montana.
Employment News
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 Blood Drive, July 6, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Symphony Under the Stars – ROCK ON!, July 15, 8:30 p.m., Carroll College Lawn


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.

Alumni & Friends Travel Opportunity: Spain & Portugal, Oct. 14-26
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,

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