October 16, 2019 Insider: News from the Hilltop

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Students, alumni, faculty and staff all know Carroll is a special place. We recognize the quality education that students receive at Carroll and we are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni. We are also pleased when others take notice of our success. Just this week, Carroll received two #1 rankings from national sources!
 
MONEY uses pricing data and student outcomes to find the colleges that provide the best value for your tuition dollars with Carroll College earning the #1 ranking in Montana! View us on Money's Best College in Every State 2019 list.
 
In addition, College Factual, a website whose rankings prioritize positive student outcomes like low student loan default rates, high graduation rates, and high graduate salaries has named Carroll College the #1 school in Montana for 2020!  View our ranking here.
 
Have you checked out Carroll’s Distinctions & Rankings webpage lately? MONEY and College Factual are just two of nearly twenty different honors Carroll has merited from a variety of different national sources. Plus, our students, athletes and alumni are also recognized for their achievements at the highest levels.
 
We are proud that collectively Carroll College delivers on our promise and continues to shine on the national stage!
BLESSED PETS
On October 4, we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis, the beloved patron saint of animals, with our annual Blessing of the Animals. Father Marc Lenneman administered the blessing and there was no shortage of adorable pets on hand including three fish and one very brave cat!  View the Facebook photo gallery here.
Saints Athletic News
Carroll prides itself on recruiting athletes that are not only talented in their chosen sport but are also academically gifted as well.

Our student-athletes' academic achievements were well on display recently:
 
SOFTBALL:

Seven Carroll College softball players were honored as Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes. 

Carroll’s Katie Huisman, Brittany Smith, Kendall Mooney, Natalie Gaber, Tianna Sell, Tess Eaton and Anna ApRoberts were all honored. 

As a team, the Saints held a 3.30 GPA, which was the 25th best in the NAIA. Read more here.
SOCCER:
 
The Carroll College women's and men’s soccer teams garnered the United Soccer Coaches' Team Academic Awards.
 
The award is given to teams that hold a 3.0 GPA or better during the 2018-19 academic year. 
 
The women’s team won it for the 16th time in 17 years posting a 3.42 GPA and were just one of 648 women’s teams across college ranks to garner the award. The Saints women's team has won the award every season under head coach Dave Thorvilson, save 2009 due to an incomplete nomination.
The men’s team held a 3.40 GPA and have earned the award every season under coach Doug Mello. Out of the 346 men’s teams honored, the Saints held the 48th highest GPA in the country, regardless of college classification. 

Carroll College was just one of 258 schools that had both men's and women's programs honored. 
 
Go Saints!
Development News
CELEBRATORY EVENING OF SAINTS
We are two and a half weeks out from Carroll’s 2nd annual Founders Gala on November 1. It’s not too late to get your tickets and be part of the celebration of Carroll’s students – past, present and future!
 
Join us for a spectacular evening celebrating 110 years of educational excellence while raising important scholarship support. For ticket information, visit www.carroll.edu/foundersgala or call (406) 447-5185.
Class Notes
EDUCATION NEWS
Patrick Kosena ‘18 is a fully-funded graduate student in the Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration (MAIAA) program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business – read announcement here
CAREER NEWS
Talya Lorenz '09, M.D., Surgeon, Surgery Department, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI - read announcement here.
Ricky Alan Taylor '91, Principal, Mineral County School District, MT – read announcement here.
IN MEMORIAM
Helen (Goodland) Bush ‘56 – read more about her life here.
Jeaneen (Keane) Dougherty '58 – read more about her life here.
Paul Feldman '56 – read more about his life here.
Dr. John "Jack" Lowney '43, former Carroll Trustee – read more about his life here.
Marjorie "Marge" (Sullivan) Tatarka '52 – read more about her life here.
Lois Irene Wand '58 – read more about her life here.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks:
An IR View: Appreciating Carroll College
– Helena IR, Oct. 4
Carroll College hosts annual "Blessing of the Animals"
– KTVH, Oct. 4 (as well as KRTV Great Falls, KPAX Missoula, KTVQ Billings)
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
Free Speech on Campus Panel Discussion, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Weigand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

The Great Faculty Debate, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Saints Tailgate, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Rocky Mountain College, Tech Lot, Billings, MT


Carroll Community Trick-or-Treat, Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Guadalupe Hall, Carroll College
 
Founder’s Gala, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Carroll College Annual Literary Festival, Nov. 6-8, Carroll College
 

EIR Lecture – Carroll’s first entrepreneur-in-residence Congressman Greg Gianforte, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Carroll College
 
Carroll College Foreign Language Film Series: Summer 1993, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College
 
Carroll College Theatre Presents She Persisted, Nov. 13-16, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

 
Prospective Student Open House, Nov. 15, 9-2:30, Carroll College