October 29, 2020 Insider: Fall Focus

Thursday, October 29, 2020
To help prospective students and their families get a feel for the classroom here at Carroll, we have launched a Thursday Academics and Faculty Focus series of Zoom meetings, which are open to the public. These sessions will help introduce academic programs and college faculty. All sessions will occur on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m., MST. Please join us. Get the full schedule and Zoom links here.
Class Notes
Former Carroll basketball player and Hall of Famer Jolene Fuzesy Lloyd ’09 sat down with MTN Sports to talk about her playing days and life as a coach.

Read it here: 
Sunday Conversation: Jolene Fuzesy Lloyd discusses records held in Montana
The Montana Transportation Commission dedicated the Toston structures project to retired Montana Department of Transportation employee, Tim Reardon ‘70. The bridge currently under construction will span the Missouri River. Reardon was raised in Anaconda, is a graduate of both Carroll College and the University of Montana Law School and spent 21 years working for Montana Department of Transportation. Read more here: MDT dedicates Toston bridge to honor Anaconda’s Reardon.
Tim Carroll ‘05, Escrow Officer, TitleOne, Eagle, ID – read announcement here.
 Charles "Charlie" Atkins, '70 – read more about his life here.
 Kenneth Bratney, class of 1945 – read more about his life here.
 Michael Kevin "Mike" Kelley, ‘81 – read more about his life here.
 Sandra Jean (Jessen) Peterson '75 – read more about her life here.
Student News
First-year Talking Saints take in lunch between virtual debates.
The eight newest members of the Carroll College Talking Saints entered two novice tournaments, reserved for first year students, and all eight Carroll students won awards, including top speaker. All four teams advanced to championship rounds at least once, and they added six top-10 speaker awards – with three more Saints coming in at 11th.

“Some of these newcomers started from zero, with no prior experience and to see them already starting to excel was so encouraging,” said coach Brent Northup. “But they are also quite competitive and I think they may have classified their results as a B+, and that’s a grade that truly annoys A students. Their journey is just beginning. Color me optimistic." Read more.

While Carroll College’s first-year students were at virtual novice events, the upperclass teams headed virtually up to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, on October 3-4, for what organizers called “make-up Nationals,” a huge event designed to soften the canceling of nationals last spring. More than 220 teams entered.

Talking Saint senior Josh Mansfield of Pocatello, Idaho, and his partner sophomore Hellie Badaruddin of Missoula, finished tied for the 32nd and final spot to advance to the championship octa-final rounds, but narrowly lost out on speaker points.

“That was a fine showing in a deep field that had the best teams in the country present – Harvard, Stanford, John Hopkins, Berkeley, Amherst, Princeton and the rest,” said coach Brent Northup. “Josh and Hellie are just getting in synch, and improving every week. When virtual spring Nationals comes around in April, they will be primed and eager and very ready, I’m sure.”

Carroll assistant coach Becca Poliquin ‘18 was chosen as one of the elite final round judges, a significant honor.The tournament was virtual, as are all debate tournaments this COVID season. Read more.
Troy Hennes, Harry Green and Keagan Stroop on Sept. 25 after presenting $10,000 checks to Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute in Great Falls and the American Cancer Society.
Photo courtesy of Kristy Stroop.
In July, we shared the story of three Montana friends, including Carroll senior Harry Green, who were teaming up for a 45-day, 500-mile pack trip through Montana’s wilderness in an effort to raise funds for cancer research.
Thirty-six days and $30,000 later, they completed their trip. "It was such an awesome, rewarding experience," said Harry Green. In October, the Great Falls Tribune caught up with the three and provided a recap of their trip, read it here: Three friends raise $30,000 for cancer research in 600-mile horseback trip across Montana.
Saints Athletic News
Fourteen Carroll College Fighting Saints men’s soccer players and thirteen women's soccer players were honored as academic all-conference by the Cascade Collegiate Conference. 
To be selected, an athlete must hold a minimum cumulative GPA at time of nomination of 3.20 on a 4.00 scale using only credits from the institution submitting the nomination. A student-athlete must have been identified with the institution for two full semesters or three full quarters and have sophomore standing.
On the men’s team: Kaden Connor, Benjamin Dagg, Melle De Reuver, Robin Erickson, Damian Fraga, Leo Georgiades, Paolo Georgiades, Greyson Gold, Keegan Lyons, Jordan Martin, Dade McDevitt, Javier Rodriguez, Pablo Salamanca and Birgir Stefansson were named to the team.  

On the women’s team: Katie Anderson, Ashley Carter, Kody Clements, Sarah Conway, Montera Espinosa, Sydney Green, Tillynn McGreevey, McKenna Payne, Josie Snyder, Blair Stapleton, Ellie Stevens, Brynn Walker and Amaya Winkler were selected as academic all-conference. 
Congratulations, Saints!
Faculty/Staff News
Dr. Jeanette Fregulia, associate professor and chair of the history department, is the author of the University of Arkansas Press publication "A Rich and Tantalizing Brew." She was recently interviewed in advance of her Zoom lecture on the topic by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Read her interview here: Four Minutes, Four Questions: Author Jeanette Fregulia.
Back in February 2020, we shared a story that ran in the Billings Gazette regarding former Carroll College Athletic Director Bruce Parker’s battle with kidney disease.

A recent story by 406mtsports shares that Parker is currently recuperating in Arizona after receiving a kidney transplant several weeks ago. Read the story here: The awakening: After three years, former Carroll, Rocky AD Bruce Parker finally gets his kidney.

All of us at Carroll wish Bruce a quick and full recovery!

Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks: 
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:

RN Lab Facilitator
Accelerated Nursing Assistant Professors (3 full-time positions)

Circulation Supervisor

Upcoming Events
Sunday Mass, 5 pm & 8 pm, All Saints Chapel, Carroll College

Religion, Race, and the American Dog, Roeben-Raunig Lecture Series, Oct. 29, 7 pm, Zoom

Thursday Academics & Faculty Focus: Pre-Health Professions, Oct. 29, 7 pm, Zoom

Thursday Academics & Faculty Focus: "On the Mountaintop: Exploring St. Bonaventure's The Soul’s Journey into God,” Nov. 5, 7 pm, Zoom
Founders Gala, Nov. 6, 6:30 pm, Virtual
Carroll College Red Cross Blood Drive, Nov. 11, 9 am – 4 pm, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
Thursday Academics & Faculty Focus: STEM -Science, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Data Science, Nov. 12, 7 pm, Zoom