September 4, 2019 Insider: We're Back

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
The Carroll Insider is back!  We took a bit of a hiatus but the Insider has returned and will be published bi-weekly, every other Wednesday. While the President’s Friday newsletter will continue to highlight the big news on campus, the Insider will focus on alumni news, faculty, staff and student highlights, our student-athletes and other information to keep you abreast of what is happening at Carroll.
Feel free to reach out to us at, if you have ideas or news to share. We look forward to being back in touch!
Last Friday, humans and canines alike celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Perkins Call Canine Center.
The new center will provide much-needed space for Carroll’s rapidly growing anthrozoology program. Carroll College offered the first anthrozoology undergraduate degree in the country and continues to be a flagship program at the forefront of this academic discipline which studies the interactions between humans and animals.
The building, slated to be complete by August 2020, will be a 7,000 square foot facility which will include a 2,600 sq. ft. canine training room, a 30-seat classroom, faculty offices, research rooms, a veterinary treatment room, canine wash rooms, and both indoor and outdoor kennels.
This project would not have been possible without the very generous support of Whitney Call ’08 and family, the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, the E. Phil Maronick Estate, former trustee Margaret Perryman ’68 and an anonymous donor.
Photos from the groundbreaking can be found on Carroll’s Facebook page, while excellent media coverage was provided by the Helena IR – Carroll College to break ground on new anthrozoology canine center and KTVH/KXLH – Carroll breaks ground on new canine center.
Thank you to all the participated in this special day!
Do you know a high school student who would be perfect for Carroll College? If so, be sure to invite them to Carroll’s first Admission visit program of the fall semester.

Prospective students are invited to join Admissions for Game Day Saturday, September 14, 2019. Learn about Carroll's academic programs, activities, and scholarships. Tour campus and see the fighting Saints in action. Please register online or by calling (406) 447-4384.  

Also, applications are available online for the fall of 2020! High school seniors can apply now and relax during their senior year knowing they will get the most up-to-date information and access to resources to make their transition to college. Encourage those you know to apply at using the Carroll College Application.
Student News
Ever wanted to study abroad in France? Now is your opportunity! Carroll College has brand new “Carroll in France” scholarships available to first-year students.
No French background is necessary and the application is open to all majors. A short form and student statement is required to express how studying abroad will enhance your life and future career. Students selected must take two French courses during their first year at Carroll College. Up to six scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship covers the following study abroad costs to France in May or June of 2021 (trip is typically 28 days):
  • Carroll tuition for three summer, study abroad credits;
  • Transportation from Paris to Étretat, in Normandy (airfare from U.S. to Europe is not covered);
  • Homestays with families; 
  • Learning experiences led by Carroll College faculty.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.

Merci beaucoup to the anonymous donor who has made these scholarships possible!
Saints Athletic News
Carroll’s fall sports teams are excited to be out competing once again. Schedules for the Saints volleyball, soccer, football, cross country and golf teams can be found online at In addition, Carroll football tickets are on sale online now or by calling the athletic department front desk at 447-4480. Tickets to all other fall sporting events can be purchased at the gate. Go Saints!
Every Friday is Spirit Friday!!  Wherever you are, show your Carroll spirit by donning your purple and gold! Go Saints!    
Faculty/Staff News
Carroll Adjunct Professor of English Melissa Kwasny has been appointed Montana’s poet laureate by Governor Bullock. She will serve a shared term from 2019-2021 with fellow poet Mandy Smoker Broaddus. Kwasny is the author of six books of poetry as well as a collection of prose writings. 
According to the Montana Arts Council, the Montana Poet Laureate recognizes and honors poets of exceptional talent and accomplishment and also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Montana. Congratulations Professor Kwasny! Read more.
Alumni News
Carroll Homecoming & Family Weekend is just two and a half weeks away and we hope you are making plans to join us in Helena, September 20-22. Lots of opportunities to connect with and celebrate your fellow Saints!
Here is a sample of what’s in store:

Alumni Awards Luncheon – Friday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m., Lower Campus Center
Come celebrate our award recipients:
Alumni Hall of Fame – Dr. John Scharf ‘73
Academic Achievement Award – Tom Harpole ‘88
Young Alumni Award – Shane Van Diest ‘10
Luminary Award – Troy McGee ‘75
Carroll ASCE Fundraiser Golf Tournament – Friday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m., Bill Roberts Golf Course
Support the Carroll College Student Chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers at this fundraising event.
Soirée en Blanc Dinner, Friday, Sept. 20, 5 :30 - 8 p.m., St. Charles Front Lawn
Inspired by a group of Parisian friends who dressed in white to find each other for a park picnic. This tradition has evolved into an event spanning six continents. Tables, chairs, food and beverages will be provided. White is encouraged but not required for participation. Brought to you by the Carroll French and Francophone Studies Program.  Répondez s’il vous plaît (RSVP) by registering at online by September 13.
Athletic Hall of Fame Breakfast – Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m., PE Center
Celebrating our 2019 inductees: Jenni Annicchiarico '08, Jolene (Fuzesy) Lloyd '09, Jeff Hays '06, Marcus Miller '08, Matt Thomas '07, Coach Mike Van Diest, Bruce Parker, 2006 Women's Soccer Team, 2007 Women's Soccer Team, 2005-06 Men's Basketball Team. 
Family Weekend Brunch with President Cech, Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m., Lower Campus Center
All parents (and other family members) are encouraged to join their son/daughter in the lower level of the Campus Center for a great brunch.
Plus, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams have matches on Friday and Sunday!
And much, much more!!
For a full schedule of events and to register visit: Looking forward to seeing all our Saints back on campus!
Class Notes
Nate ‘15 and Ashley (Smith) ‘15 Kavanagh are in the floral business. The class of 2015 Communication Studies and Public Relations grads purchased the Rose Petal Floral and Gift shop in downtown Cut Bank, MT, this summer. Read their story in the Cut Bank Pioneer Press.
Laci ’(High) ‘08 and Scott ‘08 Holbrook own Holbrook Seed Potatoes, a certified seed potato farm in Twin Bridges, MT, which supplies seed stock for commercial growers and home gardeners. NBC Montana featured the Holbrooks in their weekly Montana Moment segment. View their story here: Family seed potato farm in bloom, grows 31 varieties
Carroll grad Luke Den Herder ‘10 has fought cancer on three separate occasions. Luke was a member of Carroll’s football team and for the past four years, served as a coach for the Capital High School Bruins freshman football team. The team and cheerleaders recently organized a fundraiser to help with expenses during this third round of treatment. View the story here: Luke Den Herder rallies to beat cancer for third time.
Colleen Rivers '07 - Program Manager, Jan Shaw Home for Girls, Helena, MT - read announcement here
Erin Green '12, MD - Pediatrician, Helena Pediatric Clinic, Helena, MT - read announcement here
In summer 2019, Erin Bell '14 studied what it takes to save species in the wild and engaged with local partners developing and testing site-specific methods of community engagement to sustain ecological and social health in Hawaii. Erin, a wildlife technician at U.S. Forest Service, lives in McCall, Idaho, and is a graduate student in Miami University's Global Field Program
Deborah Anne (Wells) Ballantyne '90 - Read more about her life here.
J. Michael Flinn '56 - Read more about his life here.
Peter James Geldrich '63 - Read more about his life here.
Anthony “Tony” A. Hunthausen ’50 - Read more about his life here.
Mary Ellen Combo '73 - Read more about her life here.
Marie Teresa (Doornek) Lynch '58 - Read more about her life here.
Christina Lee (Jennings) McGonigle '63 - Read more about her life here.
Mary Ann Spear '71 - 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:
Community Classes

This course is being offered on a non-credit basis, to the Helena and Carroll community, for enrichment purposes.
Irish Language: Intermediate II
This course will be a continuation of the Spring Beginner's Irish Language Class. This course builds on the grammatical lessons of Beginner's Irish I, and expands into more complex verbal conjunctions while concentrating on idiomatic expressions. The accumulation of vocabulary is stressed, and students are introduced to basic literature in Irish while developing beginning conversational fluency.
Class meets on the Carroll College campus (St. Charles Hall Room 014) on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 - 7:30pm, from September 12 through November 14, 2019. The instructor is Dr. Ciara Ryan.
This non-credit beginning Irish class will run for 10 weeks (15 hours).
To register, visit our online marketplace.
Upcoming Events
Walk to End Alzheimer's, Sept. 7, Carroll College
Mass of the Holy Spirit, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
Foreign Language Film Series: Mustang, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College
Carroll College Red Cross Blood Drive, Sept. 10-11, 9:30 am – 4:30 am, Lower level of Campus Center, Carroll College
Philosophy Symposium: Ancient Greek Insights for Today’s America, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College
NAMI Speaker: “I Am Not a Monster,” Cecilia McGough, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Lower level, Campus Center, Carroll College
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
Carroll College Theatre Presents They Promised Her the Moon, Sept. 27-Oct. 6, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College
Save The Date – Founder’s Gala, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College