November 6, 2018 Insider: Generous Friends & Grateful Students

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Carroll College’s first Founders Gala in support of student scholarships was a resounding success! Held this past Friday, November 2, the Gala brought together over 300 friends, alumni and gracious supporters of the college for an evening in celebration of our students. The evening exceeded all of our expectations in every way and we are so humbled by the incredible generosity and support shown to our students by both those in attendance and from afar. The net proceeds of this event will support student scholarships and with 99% of Carroll students receiving some manner of financial assistance, an event such as this ensures that many, many students will be given the gift of a Carroll education in the future. Further details about the Founders Gala will be shared in the President’s Update newsletter this coming Friday. Thank you to our co-chairs First Ladies Lisa Bullock and Theresa Racicot, our entertaining host for the evening Patrick Keane ’97, our sponsors, students, staff, and, most importantly, our incredibly generous attendees and donors, including Insignis Award recipient Ray Kuntz ’77, who made this evening so special. Carroll truly is a community of Saints!
Carroll College is hosting its annual Literary Festival, November 8-9. Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature, the Literary Festival is a week of literary activities including lectures, poetry readings, panels and presentations developed, organized and promoted by Carroll’s senior English majors as their capstone project.
This year’s theme, “Our Words, Our Power” is inspired by the writing of Melville scholar Dr. John Bryant, who has written extensively about “fluid texts” which evolve over time, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Melville. Dr. Bryant will be delivering the keynote lecture, “Word, Power, Bartleby: Reading Melville in the Digital Age,” on Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Hall Lounge. Visit Literary Festival, for a full schedule of events. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
During this season of gratitude, Carroll College’s Annual Fund Office would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the many friends and alumni of the college who have supported student scholarships though the IMPACT Annual Fund.
“A big part of why I chose Carroll was it ended up being the most affordable school for me. I think it is amazing that I am able to be at Carroll because of other people’s generosity. If other people hadn’t been so generous I wouldn’t be able to be the person I am, to be the nursing student I am, and to have this experience of being at this place.” – Isabelle McGreevey ‘21
If you wish to make a gift to continue the tradition of generosity that will leave a lasting impact on our students, please visit
Faculty/Staff News
The Carroll College Office of Veteran Services in partnership with Montana Joining Community Forces received a commendation from the VA's Veteran Experience Office as a leader and innovator in community collaboration. On October 20, the VA's District Veterans Experience Officer, Mr. Jim Wartski, presented this recognition at the "Connecting Our Military and Montana Communities Gala" in Helena. Veteran Services Coordinator Brandy Keely is instrumental in this partnership and accepted the honor on behalf of Carroll College. Read more.
Class Notes
Annie McCarvel McCutcheon ’04, teamed up with illustrator Kelly Anne Dalton, to bring a childhood story to life – which came first the chicken or the egg – with the creation of her first children’s book, The Chumiss and the Micken. Learn more about it here.
Kelsea Kimerly '12 - Marketing Director, CWG Architecture, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Patrick Fleming '64 - Read more about his life here.
Norma Joan Grant '67 - Read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
Carroll College Annual Literary Festival, Nov. 8-9, Carroll College
Admission Open House, Nov. 9, 9 a.m., Carroll College
International Education Week, Nov. 12-16, Carroll College
Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center, Intercultural Student Panel Discussion
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, Film & Panel: Who is Dayani Cristal?
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., fourOsix, Language Exchange
Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Campus Center, Latin Dance Night
An Evening of Physics with Dr. Kelly Cline: The Mysteries of Quantum Physics, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
St. Jude: Carnival for a Cure, Nov. 16, 5 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College
Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 21-25
10 Minute Play Fest presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Nov. 28-30 & Dec. 1, Carroll FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
An Evening of Physics with Dr. Kelly Cline: Dark Matter & Dark Energy: What is the universe made of? Nov. 29, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Presidential Tour – Dr. Cech
Carroll president Dr. John Cech is traveling the state and northwest region to meet with Carroll's alumni, friends and parents. Next up: Great Falls on Nov. 8! Join President Cech and other Carroll alumni and friends for a gathering with food and drinks at Jakers, 1500 10th Avenue South, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then we have Missoula on Nov. 14 and Kalispell on Nov. 15. RSVP to Cynthia Thornquist at or 406-447-5185. 
For registration and information, visit