September 4, 2015 QuickNotes: Grateful Gifts

September 4, 2015

Thanks a Million (or two!)

In the last 21 years, the Haynes Foundation has donated a total of over $1,800,000 to Carroll College to help promising Montana students pay for their educations.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, Carroll is once again the grateful recipient of $96,000 in scholarship grants from the foundation. The foundation presents Carroll the grant in two checks for $48,000 each, one was awarded this week and the other in early February 2016.

The Haynes Foundation annually supports the Isabel Haynes Cash Grant Scholarship, which awards tuition assistance to Carroll students who are Montana residents and demonstrate both financial need and outstanding academic achievement. Funds for this academic scholarship are available to Carroll freshmen through seniors who maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average. Haynes scholars at Carroll College receive a minimum of $2,000 from the fund for tuition expenses. Last academic year, 48 students were recipients of the Haynes Foundation scholarships.

The Haynes scholarship at Carroll is primarily derived from the sale of artwork, antiques, collectibles and furniture that belonged to the late Isabel Haynes, who died in 1993. A Bozeman resident, she was the daughter-in-law of famed Yellowstone Park and Northern Pacific Railroad photographer F. Jay Haynes. The Haynes Foundation first began giving Carroll scholarship money in the late 1960s. 

The gift of education is priceless. Carroll and our students are deeply grateful to the Haynes Foundation for their long-standing charitable generosity in providing these resources to our students.

  Haynes Foundation Trustee Margaret Woo presents the check to President Tom Evans

Grant for Guatemala

Carroll College’s Engineers Without Borders received a wonderful beginning-of-the-school-year gift of $3,000 from the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena

This grant funding will be used for the continuation of the seismic retrofit wall construction at the Instituto La Asuncion school located in Santo Tomas La Union, Guatemala.  Specifically, these funds will purchase materials locally – in Guatemala – for the wall-construction project. 

“We are grateful for this win-win situation which allows Carroll students to experience the joy of service in another country and benefit the La Asuncion School,” said Dr. Willis Weight, professor of engineering and faculty advisor for the Carroll College EWB Student Chapter.

In addition to Guatemala, CC-EWB currently also has projects at the Santa Maria del Mexicana Orphanage near Colon, Mexico and at the Marian Home for the Elderly in Castries, St. Lucia.

To learn more about the Foundation, its grants program and endowments, please call the parish office or Jeanne Saarinen at the Foundation,1-800-584-8914 ext. 36,,

EWB students and local workers work on reinforcing the walls at the Instituto La Asuncion in Guatemala 

Home from Uganda

In our most recent issue of Carroll QuickNotes, we shared the links to the Helena IR stories from Jay Bouchard ’15 on the Montana Dental Outreach team trip to Uganda. The four Carroll students that participated in this trip join the 100 or so Carroll students who, starting in 2009, have traveled abroad on Montana Dental Outreach trips with Dr. Bartoletti of Sheridan, Montana, founder of Montana Dental Outreach.

In the article, Jay writes, “(Bartoletti) began making trips in 2001 with only his family, but in 2009 when his oldest son Louie was a junior at Carroll, Bartoletti convinced a group of his son’s friends to serve in Haiti as a spring break alternative. Since then, Carroll students have been traveling with Bartoletti approximately three times a year to countries such as Moldova, Ecuador, Honduras, Argentina and Colombia.”

The team of 11 has since returned home and below is Jay’s final dispatch from their travels.

Montana Dental Outreach heads home; Sheridan dentist mentors students abroad 

Sancho RidesAtTheDoor '15 and Abby Lengenfelder '15 assist Dr. BartolettiPhoto courtesy of Corey Mihailovich

Join Us for Homecoming 2015

Carroll Homecoming is just around the corner and we hope you’ve already made plans to join us in Helena, September 18-20. 

The Alumni Office invites all of the Carroll family to share memories of your time at Carroll, reunite with classmates and hear about the exciting things planned for Carroll’s future. Specially honored reunion classes are 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2005 as well as the reunion of all ASCC officers and student senate.

Friday, September 18

Noon–5 p.m. - Saints Athletic Association Golf Tournament, (teams and individuals are welcome) Green Meadow Country Club.  2 p.m. - Women’s Soccer vs. NW Christian University, Nelson Stadium4 p.m. - Men’s Soccer vs. NW Christian University, Nelson Stadium4–6 p.m. - Welcome reception and check-in. Reunite with classmates, visit with faculty past and present, shop at the Saints Shoppe and enjoy complimentary appetizers and no-host beverages. Campus Center lobby7 p.m. - Honored Class Reunion Gatherings:Class of 1975 - Silver Star Steak Co.Class of 1985 - Lewis & Clark BreweryClass of 1995 - Red Atlas/Staggering OxClass of 2005 - Red Atlas/Staggering Ox                      

Saturday, September 19

9 a.m.  - Mass at the Grotto10 a.m. - Open-house campus tours, meet at St. Albert’s Hall10 a.m. - ASCC Reunion Breakfast for all former and current ASCC officers and student senate members, Trinity Lounge (Location change)11:30 a.m. - Alumni Tailgate, Nelson Stadium tailgate area adjacent to ticket booths1 p.m. - Fighting Saints Football vs. Rocky Mountain College, Nelson Stadium6–9 p.m. - Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, Campus Center      Honorees Include:2000-2001 men’s basketball team2005 football teamGary Cooper‘07Tyler Emmert ’06Warren Nelson Award - John Runda 7:00 p.m. - Saints Volleyball vs. UM WesternSunday, September 20

11:00 a.m. - Women's Soccer vs. Corban University, Nelson Stadium2:00 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Corban University, Nelson Stadium7 p.m. -  Carroll College Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, Cathedral of St. HelenaClick here to register for homecoming.

Looking forward to seeing all our Saints in a couple of weeks! 

Student News

Global Connections

At the invitation of EWB-USA, three Carroll EWB students applied and were accepted to attend the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC15) at the United Nations in New York City in mid-August. EWB-USA was a global co-chair of MCC15.

Ashley De La Cruz ‘16, Elizabeth Morris ‘17, and Morgan Spear ’16 joined university student leaders from over 50 countries who are involved in advancing global development “to learn, challenge, grow, and connect with a global community of changemakers.”  

What was the most valuable outcome of this conference for you?

Ashley De La Cruz: The most valuable outcome obtained from the MCC conference was the zealous motivation it sparked in all of us after creating new and diverse friendships, getting to listen to many awe-inspiring speakers, and having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many brilliant minds. I feel like everyone needs to experience a conference like this if one wants to make a change in the world.

How will what you have learned at the conference help advance the efforts of EWB?

Elizabeth Morris: At this conference, we were able to meet with other chapters of EWB from across the nation.  We were able to see the strengths and weaknesses of other projects.  Right now, we are in the process of applying for a fourth project in Uganda, so it was beneficial to hear from other students from chapters that had multiple projects.  

What was the overall experience like?

Morgan Spear: What an incredible experience! 400 people representing 50 different countries all wanting to find ways to better the world. The event took place in the United Nations, which was built to promote international cooperation, just compounded the reason why we were all there. We met so many amazing people around our age that showed us age does not matter if you believe in changing the world. The speakers inspired us to do more, and the discussion groups allowed us to have better insight into different viewpoints around the world.

The conference provided the opportunity to network with students across the globe

Alumni News

New Glarus Gathering

Thirty-one Carroll alumni, parents and friends gathered in New Glarus, Wisconsin, in mid-August to tour the New Glarus Brewery owned and operated by Carroll alum Deb Carey '82 and her husband Dan.

They started from a very small operation to one which now is the largest micro-brew distributor in the state of Wisconsin. They use 100% natural ingredients to produce world class, handcrafted beers. Following the tour the group enjoyed a Swiss dinner in the town of New Glarus.

Saints in the News

Rose Finnegan ‘58 and her husband Leo were named “Hometown Heroes” in the Issaquah Press for their devoted and tireless efforts in creating programs for people with developmental disabilities.

In addition to this recognition, Rose was named to Carroll College’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010 for her “outstanding contributions to human welfare” in her local community.

Read about them here: Leo and Rose Finnegan are named Hometown Heroes

Career Moves

Jim McKay '12, Executive Director, Splashes of Joy, Inc. – read announcement here.

Getting Hitched

Caroline Cardenas ‘15 and Dylan LaPlante ’13 - read announcement here.


Marianne (George) DeWolf '83 – read announcement here.

Faculty/Staff News

Honoring Mike

In May, we reported on the new Mike Franklin Memorial Award, created by the Montana College Counseling Association (MCAA) in honor of Carroll’s former Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Mike Franklin. The award encourages innovation in a field of significant importance to the demographic population served by college counselors.

This morning, MCAA presented the inaugural Mike Franklin Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the field of college mental health, to Lynn Weltzien, Director of the Campus Counseling Program at the University of Montana Western, at the association’s annual conference today which was held at the Carroll College Campus Center. Weltzien created the Campus Counseling Program at UM-Western, developed a peer wellness program that has received national recognition and has been a strong mental health advocate in the community of Dillon. Weltzien, along with Franklin, was credited with co-founding the Montana College Counseling Association.

Photo: Left to right, Kyrie Russ, Associate Director of Counseling Services, Carroll College, and conference host; Lynn Weltzien, Director of Campus Counseling Program, UM-Western, and award recipient; and Dr. Betsy Asserson, Assistant Director of Training and Coordinator of Clinic Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Montana State University, and award selection committee member.

Upcoming Events

 Annual Constitution Day Lecture - Constitutional Twins: Compassion and Individualism, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Center at Carroll College and made possible by a generous gift from the Apgar Foundaion, Carroll's annual Constitution Day lecture will feature Professor Clifford Orwin of the University of Toronto.

Professor Orwin is a professor of political science, classics, and Jewish studies and a fellow of St. Michael's College and a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. He is also a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, and senior fellow of the Berlin Thucydides Center, Free University of Berlin. His current project is a book on the role of compassion in modern politics and thought.

All students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are invited to attend. This lecture is the first in a series of events designed to bring heightened attention to the tradition of constitutional government.

F.R.E.E. University Stiletto Run, Sept. 10, 12:00 p.m., Campus Center

F.R.E.E University is a campus organization dedicated to educating the Carroll College community about human trafficking, especially sex trafficking. They seek to train, equip, and empower the students at Carroll to raise awareness of sex-trafficking and take a stand in their groups on campus, and in the city of Helena.

This is a fundraiser and awareness event for F.R.E.E. University. The ‘run’ will consist of stations in which the participants will decorate themselves with various decor. Along the way, shocking statistics will be posted on signs so the participants know what they are running for. The race will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be 5 people on each team, with a team cost of $25 – it only costs $5 a person to participate. 

This is not a problem happening somewhere else. It is happening here in Helena! TAKE A STAND WITH US!

Astronomy Lecture Series: Dr. Kelly Cline presents "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto," Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College 

In July of this year, New Horizons became the first spacecraft to visit Pluto. Astronomers were amazed at the strange and bizarre images that New Horizons sent back of Pluto and its moon Charon. New Horizons revealed that Pluto is far more complex and intricate than astronomers were expecting. Even more surprising, Pluto is geologically active, showing that areas the size of Texas have formed recently. Join us for a discussion of the exciting new discoveries from the New Horizons mission to Pluto!

This event is free and the Helena community is invited to attend.

Carroll College Remember 9/11 Blood Drive, Sept. 10 & 11, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Campus Center, Siena Ross Room, Carroll College

This is the first Carroll College Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year. This two-day event gives those wishing to donate in honor of the heroes of 9/11 ample opportunity to do so. Every pint donated has the potential to help save up to 3 lives! A great return for about an hour of your time.

The units collected are sent to Great Falls to be tested and manufactured into products for our Montana hospitals to help our families, friends and neighbors.

To schedule your appointment, please visit and enter Sponsor Code: gosaints or call 406-495-1293 or 1-800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767).

Clint Malarchuk – Mental Illness, Survival & Hope, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College  

Carroll College and NAMI Helena are bringing Clint Malarchuk, an 11 year NHL goalie, to campus to speak about his struggles with mental illness. Malarchuk will share stories related to his lifelong illnesses of OCD, anxiety disorder, depression, PTSD and alcoholism.  He survived a professional hockey accident on the ice in which a skate blade severed his carotid and jugular. He later attempted suicide, but survived and the bullet is still lodged in his skull.  His autobiography was released last fall, "A Matter of Inches."  His talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

This event is free and the Helena community is invited to attend. 

Robert Schwieger: The Dakotah Series, Sept. 15 - Oct. 1, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This exhibit features prints by Robert Schwieger inspired by over 20 years of life experience in North Dakota while a professor at Minot State University. "The constructed print evolves through quiet introspection and a sustained search for a personal heritage," said Schwieger. 

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302.

6th Annual Carroll College ASCE Student Chapter Fundraiser Golf Tournament, Sept. 18, Bill Roberts Golf Course, Helena 

You have the opportunity to help raise money for Carroll American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter activies and win great prizes in the process. All levels of golfers are welcome and encouraged to play. Hole prizes and raffles!

For registration and more information, contact Gary Fischer (faculty advisor) at or 406-447-4571 or Kayla Bayer (chapter president) at

“Race in America” Panel, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Given the recent record of violence between police and communities of color and the debate about the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston massacre, the Hunthausen Center is sponsoring a panel of Carroll College faculty entitled, "Race in America."  Dr. D.J. Cash will provide the historical context for understanding recent racial tensions in the U.S., Dr. Libbie Chute will discuss the social construction of the concept of race, and Dr. Jessica McManus will detail recent psychological studies that reveal the unconscious racial biases of blacks and whites alike.  There will be plenty of time for Q & A with the audience following the faculty presentations.  This is a public event and open to the community.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events: 

Carroll Football - Butte Tailgate: September 12

The Carroll College Fighting Saints will hit the Butte gridiron to tackle the Montana Tech Orediggers on Saturday, September 12 in Butte, Montana, and we want you to join us!Gather at the Tier Parking Lot on the southeast side of the stadium at 11:00 a.m - it’s a potluck! We’ll provide pork chop sandwiches—please bring a salad or dessert to share. Kick-off is at 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to the Carroll Alumni office at 447-5169 or

Homecoming 2015: September 18-19

Mark your calendars and plan to return to campus this fall for Homecoming. All alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for all former ASCC members and the classes of 2005, 1995, 1985, and 1975. 

For details and registration, visit or call 406-447-5169.

Parents Weekend: October 23 & 24

This is a great opportunity for students to bring their parents to campus, enjoy time with them, explore Helena's coffee shops or just relax. The weekend is $25 per parent, which covers the parent reception, parent brunch, entertainment, and tickets to athletic events. For details visit

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