October 19, 2018 Insider: Dinner, Dogs & Donors

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


President John Cech announced this week that Mr. Ray Kuntz '77 is the recipient of the 2018 Carroll College Insignis Award.
Over the past eight years, Ray has helped to transform Carroll College through his generosity and leadership. He has been an ardent supporter of student scholarships. Since 2016, he has provided scholarship support to 182 students from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming for a total of $536,904. An additional $18,096 will be awarded this spring.
Ray’s unprecedented financial support to build two new campus apartments not only provides housing options for our students to live independently on campus, but the revenue from these two apartments is being directed to support student scholarships, known as the Halo Scholarships.
In addition, he faithfully and tirelessly served on the Board of Trustees from 2010-2018 and was instrumental in the $20 million Mind Body Spirit Campaign as well as many other important initiatives at the college during his time on the Board.
When learning of the award, Ray shared, "I am greatly honored by this award but more importantly, I hope that I can help motivate others to fund additional scholarships so that many more students will have the ability to attend Carroll." 

Ray will be presented this award on behalf of the college at the Founders Gala on November 2, 2018. Read more.
Carroll College is hosting its inaugural Founders Gala on November 2 – an evening in celebration of our students and in support of student scholarships. Gala co-chairs Mrs. Lisa Bullock, the current First Lady of Montana, and Mrs. Theresa Racicot, a former First Lady of Montana, invite friends of Carroll to join us for this special evening. Patrick Keane, class of 1997, will be our lively host for the evening. Entertainment will include the Carroll Jazz Band and the Carroll String Ensemble. There will also be highlights of our amazing students and dinner will be followed by a dance and desserts featuring Triple Cross.
Special thanks to our sponsors who have made this special evening possible:
Gold Sponsors: Jerry Loendorf // Mary Munger // Pat Chvatal // Dick Anderson Construction // Peter Sullivan // Sodexo
Silver Sponsors: Tom and Wendy Downey // Katie and Marc Shea // Golden Eagle Construction // Willis and Nancy Wetstein // Diocese of Helena
Bronze Sponsors: Theresa and Marc Racicot // Gene and Mary Lou Mallette // Mark & Rosemary Semmens // John & Linda Couture
Contributing Sponsors: John and Victoria Cech // Steve and Lisa Bullock // Mosaic Architecture
To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit the Founders Gala webpage.
Our class of 2018-19 Anthrozoology dogs are now ready for adoption! Though each shelter dog has been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as a family pet. However, if a dog has been trained in a discipline and their new owner values that training, that is an ideal outcome.
The curriculum within Anthrozoology coursework teaches students how to train their dogs, then convey them to an appropriate new owner. Find our listing of ANZ dogs and how to apply for adoption at www.carroll.edu/anthrozoology/adoptable-dogs. 
 Begin the process now and the dogs will be available upon graduation in May.
Student News
Congratulations to all 37 graduates of the Carroll College nursing class of 2018 for their 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. The national average for first-time NCLEX-RN test takers is 89%. 
"We are so excited to congratulate the May 2018 nursing graduates who obtained a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. This is an indication of the dedication and hard work of not only our nursing students, but of all Carroll's faculty and staff,” said Nursing Department Chair Karmen Williams, RN, MSN. “Everything we do focuses on assisting our students to graduate and be successful in their nursing profession. Passing the NCLEX-RN is the first step to opening the door to this amazing profession where they will make a difference in people's lives, including their own." Read more.
Saints Athletic News
For the 15th year (most of any Cascade Collegiate Conference soccer team) and 9th consecutive year (2nd most of any CCC team) Carroll College Women’s soccer have won the United Soccer Coaches College Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 academic year. College Team Academic Award recipients have a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster. The men’s team was also honored this year for the second year in a row.
Faculty/Staff News
Carroll’s Director of Financial Aid Janet Riis was selected for RMASFAA Ron Smout Award for Mentoring and Teaching at their annual conference last week. RMASFAA (Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) presents this award to an individual who, over a sustained period of years, has provided mentoring and encouragement to a number of financial aid professionals in the RMASFAA region. It was noted in her nomination materials that ““her commitment to the field of financial aid is unparalleled and she always goes above and beyond in her role as leader and mentor.” Read more
Former Carroll football coach John Gagliardi, college football's all-time winningest coach, died at age 91 on October 15, 2018. Gagliardi coached at Carroll from 1949-1952 with a record of 25-5-1. He led the Saints to three Montana Collegiate Conference championships. Read more.
Class Notes
Stephen Raymond Dailey, '55, M.D. - Read more about his life here.
Lyola Rae Haller, '71 - Read more about her life here.
Robert Keith Ortwein '58, M.D. - Read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
Admissions Super Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m., Carroll College
An Evening of Physics with Dr. Kelly Cline: The REAL Big Bang Theory, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
What is the Catholic Intellectual Tradition?, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Lower level Campus Center, Carroll College
Carroll Community Trick-or-Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Guadalupe Hall, Carroll College
Founder’s Gala, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College
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
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: Butte on Nov. 3! Tailgate before Fighting Saints football takes on the Orediggers. Tailgate at 11:30 a.m. in the Montana Tech tailgate lot. We’ll provide the main dish; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Then we have 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. RSVP by November 2 to Cynthia Thornquist at alumni@carroll.edu or 406-447-5185. 
For registration and information, visit www.carroll.edu/alumnievents.