May 5, 2017 Carroll Insider: Semester Countdown

Monday, May 8, 2017
The SURF was up last week as over 107 Carroll students presented their research at the Student Undergraduate Research Festival.
Research projects spanned across disciplines and included such topics as:
  • Mirror Symmetry in Black Holes
  • Theology in Evolution
  • Storm Water Bio-Retention and Treatment System
  • Iron Deficiencies Related to Depression
  • Understanding Intelligence Through Writing
To read more about these and other research projects, check out the 2017 SURF program.
Give today and help other Carroll students present their research in a professional academic conference setting.
Carroll College’s Constitutional Studies program was recently awarded $23,925 from the Apgar Foundation to support programming during the 2017-18 academic year entitled, "Religious Freedom and the American Experiment." It is the third and final year of funding from the Apgar Foundation, which aims to promote education in constitutional governance in the western tradition. Read more.
The countdown to the 107th Carroll College Commencement has begun! This year’s May 13th ceremony will be available via livestream at, and you can follow behind-the-scenes coverage of the event on our social media channels:
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Twitter: Carroll College
Instagram: carrollcollegemt
Snapchat: carrollcollege
Honors & Accolades
Three 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 Carly Colligan, William French, and Heather Huguet. Honorable Mention recipients were: Inderbir Bains, Oliver Carr, and Kelly Taft. Read more.
Student News
Cierra Powell, a junior International Relations and Spanish major and Latin American Studies minor from Billings, Mont., is one of approximately 1,200 American undergraduate students from 354 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the summer 2017 term. Cierra is the only Montana recipient of this year’s award, and will participate in an international internship in Ecuador. Read more.
Check out the Prospector’s final issue of the academic year. Read it online.
Saints Athletic News
Carroll College is the winner of the 2016-17 Bandy Memorial All-Sports Trophy Award for an unprecedented 13th time in school history. The Bandy Award is presented each year to the Frontier conference school that has accumulated the most points based on its league finish in football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's volleyball, and men's and women's golf. The Saints won Frontier Conference titles in women's cross country, women's volleyball and men's basketball to help rack up 98.5 points. Read more.
Faculty & Staff News
Accounting professor Belle Marie in the Carroll College Business Department delivered a peer-reviewed presentation at the April IACBE conference and assembly meeting in San Francisco. IACBE is an international accreditation council for business education and accredits the business program at Carroll College. Dr. Marie’s presentation, “Bridging the Employability Gap between the Academy and Industry,” discussed successful developmental interactions with the focus on a unique partnership with Montana Society of CPAs. The partnership with MSCPA provides professional networking and educational opportunities for Carroll accounting students including attendance at the annual fraud conference.
Dr. Willis Weight, Carroll professor of engineering, recently signed a book contract with Professional Group McGraw-Hill Education, New York, for the 3rd edition of his book titled: “Practical Hydrogeology: Principles and Field Examples.” The 1st edition was published in 1999 and the 2nd edition in 2008. This book is currently used in Engineering 325 at Carroll and other places all over the world, such as South Africa, France, Spain and across the U.S. This new edition is being reorganized for possible use as an introductory text and as a field course text with broad reach in academia.
Class Notes
Mandy Wright ’00 is on the English faculty at Great Falls College MSU and was recently named among the American Association for Women in Community College’s 40 Under 40. Read announcement here.
Kacey Gollehon ’15 Marketing Assistant, Stahly Engineering & Associates, Helena – read announcement here.
Jessy Matthews ‘08 – Volleyball coach, Loyola Sacred Heart, Missoula – read announcement here.
Melanie Vert ’16 Assistant Manager, Ten Thousand Villages Canada, Hamilton, Ontario. Read announcement here.
Clifford Kracher '51– read more about his life here.
William "Bill" Lannan '54 – 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

Astronomy Day, May 6, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Carroll College

Carroll College Choirs Spring Concert, May 7, 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Helena

Carroll ROTC Spring 2017 Commissioning Ceremony, May 12, 10 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda, Helena
Five of Carroll's graduating cadets will take their oaths of appointment and become commissioned officers in the United States Army. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Carroll College Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement, May 13

Upcoming Alumni Events:

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,