September 18, 2019 Insider: A Lot to Celebrate!

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Carroll campus has been celebrating our ninth consecutive year ranked as U.S. News & World Report’s best “Regional College in the West.” A party was held in the Campus Center last Friday to honor our students, faculty and staff who have made this recognition possible.  
U.S. News provides one of the most comprehensive and reputable higher education ranking systems in the nation and although Carroll has held this distinction for an unprecedented nine years, we don’t take our position for granted. As President Cech shared in the press release, “We are not content to rest on our laurels. We continually look for ways to improve the academic experience for our students to help make them both productive and marketable in their future careers. We want to be part of the workforce solution and we believe our students are the answer.”
In addition to the #1 ranking for Best Regional College in the West, Carroll also retained the top standing for Best Regional College in the West for Veterans for the fifth year in a row, and  #3 for for Best Value College in the West, ranking in the top three for four years in a row.
Read more in our coverage from the Helena IR: Carroll keeps top regional college ranking for 9th straight year.
The Carroll College Theatre Department will be hosting the first-ever TEDxCarrollCollege in the FLEX Theatre on March 14, 2020, and we are seeking speakers!

The event is fast approaching and we are looking for faculty, staff, students and alumni who have ideas they want to share. This TEDx event will consist of 8 to 10 speakers who come from various backgrounds. Our first TEDx at Carroll 
will not have a topic associated with the event, and so we encourage anyone who has an idea to submit a proposal.

You can find the proposal form and guidelines here:

Apply soon because the application deadline is November 1, 2019. Final speaker selections will be announced in January 2020.

Each speaker will be given ample time to prepare their talk throughout January and February before the culminating event in March. Each speaker's talk will be made into a digital video that will be disseminated on campus, as well as the national TEDx community, YouTube, and other social media platforms.

Here are two videos that will inform you more about TEDx:

If you have any questions, contact Stephen Alan Seder, Carroll College Adjunct Professor of Theatre, or refer to the TED website.
Alumni News
Friends, family and alumni, along with current and former coaches, faculty, staff and students gathered together this past Saturday to celebrate a true Carroll Saint. The John Newton Etchart Hall of Excellence in the Carroll College PE Center was dedicated in honor of John Etchart, class of 1967. 

The Hall of Excellence was made possible through the generosity of the extended Etchart family as well as other gracious donors. The Etchart Hall of Excellence provides a much improved first impression of the PE Center lobby with new flooring, walls, ceiling, interior and exterior doors, as well as an enhanced concession stand. A plaque honoring John Etchart adorns the wall near the entrance. View the text of plaque here.

Thank you Etchart family for honoring a man whose love for Carroll ran deep as well as providing our current student-athletes with a PE Center to be proud of!
In recognition of Gene ‘71 and Mary Lou ‘71 Mallette’s boundless generosity to Carroll College over the years, they have been chosen as Carroll College’s 2019 Insignis Award honorees.The Insignis Award is the highest award bestowed by the college on an individual, couple, or family to honor extraordinary generosity in time, talent, and treasure to Carroll College. Read more about the Mallettes here.

The Mallettes will be presented with the Insignis Award at the 2nd Annual Founder’s Gala on November 1, 2019. In addition to honoring the Mallettes, the evening is a wonderful gathering to celebrate Carroll College’s 110th anniversary and raise important scholarship support for the benefit of our students. We hope you make plans to join us for this celebratory evening!

To purchase tickets for the event, please visit
A few more days and it’s kick off to Homecoming and Family Weekend

Plan to join us September 20-22 for three days full of fun and festivities on campus. It’s a great time to reconnect with old friends and classmates and also visit with your student and see how college is treating them. Register online now
Student News
During the week of September 15 - September 20, visitors to campus will notice green and orange banners (TAGs) adorning many buildings around campus. These TAGs represent all the generous donors who have given hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout the years to ensure that Carroll students receive the best education possible.

Students - don’t forget to enter the TAG week photo contest. Snap a picture of yourself and any or all of the Thanks to All who Give Week TAGs, post to your Facebook/Instagram and use the hashtag #gratefulsaintsTAGweek2019 to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to The Saints Shoppe.

TAG week may be just a week but we are eternally grateful every day of every year to all our generous donors!
Saints Athletic News
Carroll College is just one of 10 schools to receive a Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching grant from the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). The grant will go to support new women's assistant basketball coach Bailey Pasta as she begins her coaching career with the Fighting Saints. Grants were awarded to institutions to support collegiate female coaches on the rise, assisting with living expenses, professional development and mentorship.

"This is a great opportunity for a young, eager and aspiring coach. I can not think of someone more deserving of this opportunity than Bailey," said head women's basketball coach Rachelle Sayers. Read more.
Wow! What a week for Carroll’s fall athletes:

Carroll running back Matt Burgess named Frontier Offensive POTW
Carroll's Reghan Worley wins Frontier Conference Runner of the Week
Carroll goalkeeper Sydney Green wins CCC Defensive Player of the Week

The future is bright for Saints Athletics!
Faculty/Staff News
Carroll Assistant Professor of Nursing Stephanie Burkholder has been appointed to a national fellowship with the Alliance for Nurses of Healthy Environments (ANHE). 
ANHE, the only national nursing organization focused on the intersection of health and the environment, designed this first-of-its-kind fellowship program to train nurses to work with communities in tackling serious environmental health threats, including toxic chemical pollution, water contamination, climate disruption and related health impacts, and more. Funded by the Kresge Foundation, the program has a particular focus on environmental health equity and justice, specifically addressing the disproportionate impact of environmental exposures on vulnerable groups.

Paired with expert environmental health nurse mentors, the fellows will conduct projects in their communities to address a community-identified environmental health need and build support for community-driven solutions. In addition, the fellows will work to educate health professionals and colleagues in their communities about environmental health in order to expand knowledge and engagement of health professionals on critical environmental health issues.
The Environmental Health Nursing Fellowship program started June 1 and will end on May 31, 2020. Learn more here.
Development News
Starting last week, Carroll students have been reaching out to alumni during our IMPACT Fall Phonathon. This is a great opportunity for our students to show their gratitude for those who have supported student scholarships through the annual fund. We look forward to chatting with you about your Carroll experience and giving you the opportunity to support current Saints. Prefer to make your gift online? Click here or make it easy and make monthly automatic payments by joining IMPACT Everlasting. Click here.
Learn more about IMPACT and our recurring giving program IMPACT Everlasting.
Class Notes
Nevada Senate Chief Majority Whip Joyce Woodhouse ‘66 credits her experiences in 4-H with helping her to develop her leadership skills. Read the story in Nevada Today.
Henry Jorden ’16 – Outreach Coordinator, Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Lincoln County, MT – read announcement here.
Katie Capp ‘13, who has been teaching for six years, has been named the Outstanding Biology Teacher in Montana by the National Association of Biology Teachers. The awards are bestowed annually upon one secondary education teacher in each state. Candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, and student-teacher relationships. Read more.
Father Joseph L. Byrne ’51 – read more about his life here.
Barbara Jean (Sagar) Sears ’65 – read more about her life here.
Elizabeth ”Betsey” (McNamara) War ’66 – read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks:
Upcoming Events
Career and Graduate Fair, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., P.E. Center, Carroll College
Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 20-22, Carroll College
Soirée en Blanc Dinner, Sept. 20, 5 :30 - 8 p.m., St. Charles Front Lawn, Carroll College

16th Annual NAMI Walk, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. (registration), 12:30 p.m. (walk begins), Helena’s Memorial Park
Nursing White Coat and Hand Blessing Ceremony, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m., All Saints Chapel, Carroll College
ZinnStarter Business Pitch, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Corette Library, Carroll College
Carroll College Math Debate: Data Visualization, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Carroll College Theatre Presents They Promised Her the Moon, Sept. 27-Oct. 6, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

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

Founder’s Gala, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

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