2024 Honors Convocation Honorees

Honors Convocation

Carroll College's Honors Convocation celebrates the induction of students into academic honor societies and recognizes additional academic accomplishments of Carroll students.


The Talking Saints shared the Northwest Conference Championship, the 34th consecutive year the team has won or shared the regional title. 

Monsignor R. Vincent Kavanagh Memorial Debate Award
Catherine Dudley
June LePage
Spencer McDonald
Charlie Said

Thomas A. Clinch Memorial Forensics Award
"Most Inspirational":
Anna Brown

Dean McSloy Symbols Cup
Mary Knight

Michael Ingram Short Prep Award Honoring Excellence in Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking
Anna Brown
Katy Keim

Oscar A. Provost Memorial Oratory Award
Anna Brown

Harry A. Smith Award for Excellence in Interpretation
Emily Mowat
Olivia Smith


International Honor Society in Nursing
The Zeta Upsilon At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (Sigma) was formed through the joint efforts of the nursing faculty at Carroll College and Montana State University School of Nursing to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement in nursing at either the undergraduate or graduate level in the State of Montana. Sigma is an international community of nurses, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, teaching, learning, and service through the cultivation of communities of practice, education, and research.

Maile Allzer
Addie Butler
Taylor Costales
Mikayla Hert
Elias Hill
Tessa Hoover
Alexzandria Hutchinson
Sonia Karbowicz
Sophia Kohler
Laura Ley
Mattie Grace McGreevey
Erik Muskett
Elaina Patten
Jasmine Pearson
Halee Skogen
Lorenzo Sobolewski
Avery Tripp
Emilie Turpen
Caitlyn Vermulm
Stephanie Westlund
Allison Winslow


International Sociology Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociology Honor Society.  Founded in 1920, the purpose of the society is to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that lead to improvement in the human condition.  The Delta Chapter of Carroll College joins over 660 chapters dedicated to the ideal of “investigating humanity for the purpose of service.”

Grace Arend
Anika Bjornson
Isaac Goudy
Anna McGill
Bersabeh Mekonnen Zellele


National History Honor Society
The Omega-Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is located at Carroll College.  Phi Alpha Theta, established in 1921, is the international honor society in history.  With chapters located at colleges and universities in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Philippines, Phi Alpha Theta is one of the highest rated departmental honor societies in existence.  Members of the society may participate in a wide range of historical activities, including the annual Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference.

Hoke Bell
Alyx Gage
Hunter  Irish
Kyra O'Reilly
James Peruzzi
Slone Rexin
Jonathan Rose


Best Political Science/International Relations Senior Seminar Paper
Delaney Boyle


National Communication Honor Society
Carroll College holds the Alpha Alpha Eta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society.  Membership is granted based on academic excellence.  The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to (a) recognize, foster and reward outstanding achievement; (b) stimulate interest in the field of communication; (c) promote and encourage professional development; (d) provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field; (e) establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and (f) explore options for further graduate studies.

Chase Coyle
Guiherme Pedra


This award recognizes superior performance in the Department of Communication Studies and Public Relations' Senior Oral Comprehensive Exam.  The award is named in honor of the late Robert Hopper, Charles Sapp Centennial Professor, University of Texas at Austin, a distinguished scholar, author and teacher, in the field of communication studies.

Chase Coyle


The Carroll College Honors Scholars Program fosters excellence in academic scholarship, personal character, and social commitment.  The Honors Scholars Program is proud to recognize its graduating class of 2023.

Macie Holmes
Sonia Karbowicz
Nicole Morgen
Ava Sargent
Elliot Wald
David Wassmuth


International Honor Society in Psychology
The Carroll College Psychology Department holds the charter for the Carroll Chapter of Psi Chi, the international honors society in psychology.  Psi Chi aims to foster cooperation in the investigation and cultivation of the mind.  According to the Psi Chi bylaws, the purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.  Nominations to Psi Chi are based on demonstrated academic excellence as well as involvement in and service to the department and the broader Carroll community.

Kadie Baney
Nate Hicks
Carlin Lechner
Anna McGill


International Foreign Language Honor Society
In 1996, Carroll College's Department of Languages and Literature was granted the Gamma Rho chapter from the Phi Sigma Iota International Honor Society, the first to be chartered in Montana.  Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages.  The Honor Society recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture.  This international society has as its ideals and purpose the recognition of outstanding ability and attainments in the study and teaching of foreign languages, the stimulation of advanced pursuits and individual research in this discipline, and the promotion of cultural enrichment and a sentiment of international amity derived from the knowledge and use of foreign language.

Lily C. Hoelscher


International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration
Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society for students majoring in business, management and administration.  Sigma Beta Delta’s lifetime membership is a prestigious honor recognizing high academic achievement, promoting honorable service to mankind, and encouraging lifelong personal and professional improvement.  The Greek letters Sigma Beta Delta reflect the society’s principles of wisdom, honor and pursuit of meaningful aspirations.

Megan Baxter
Delaney Boyle
Andrew Denegar
Kaitlyn Fellows
Roi Kedar
James Lang
Keel Potter
Savannah Rydalch
Isaac Schilter
Madalen Shipman


These awards recognize graduating seniors who have made significant academic achievements during their years at Carroll.  A selection committee of department faculty considers students’ academic performance, development of strong personal character, and contributions to and support of fellow students and Carroll College.

Tom Stewart Award—Computer Science
Dustin Gardner

Alfred J. Murray Award—Mathematics
Nicole Morgen

Eric R. Sullivan Award
For demonstrated excellence and scholarship in Data Science
Ryan Johnson

John L. Scharf Outstanding Engineer Award
Chloe Gallagher
David Wassmuth


The Manion Scholars Award was established in 1998 to honor Dr. James J. Manion, whose more than 30 years of teaching at Carroll College instilled in students an appreciation for the value of hard work, perseverance, and commitment to excellence.  This merit-based award is given annually to junior and senior biology or biochemistry/molecular biology majors in recognition of their academic achievement and promise of success.

Belle Anselmo
Kiki Bourekis
Marrin Chapman
Geri Cutler
Benjamin Held
June LePage
Kelsyn Lohr
Elliot Wald


Zoey M. Barrett
Audrey E. Brown
Allie Bullman
Grace A. Carter
Grady E. Case
Sydney F. Gannon
Kaitlyn R. Hansen
Kira K. Hegg
Lily C. Hoelscher
Aileen C. Jones
Sydnee M. Paul
Slone I. Rexin
Dayana O. Rosas-Guzman
Madelyn J. Showalter
Lisa C. Sipes
Miriam E. Skari
Kelli N. Stone
Sophie M. Thomas


International Honor Society in Philosophy
Carroll College holds the Montana-Alpha chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, international honor society in philosophy.  Phi Sigma Tau awards distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy.  In addition, the society aims to promote and popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.

Andrew Devine
Ryan Frampton
Julia Hackl
Annika McCulloch
Jack Snouwaert
Christopher Szpilka
Sheerley V. Ugarte-Arostegui


National Political Science Honor Society
The Department of Political Science holds the charter for Alpha Epsilon Xi, a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.  Pi Sigma Alpha is a national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students of political science.  Founded in 1920, Pi Sigma Alpha claims over 600 chapters in North America.  It is the only nationally recognized college honor society in the discipline and is one of the largest constituent members of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Anna Brown
Jonathan HagEstad
Sheerley Ugarte Arostegui

Associated Students of Carroll College (ASCC) Honors

Students receiving ASCC Honors have served as a member of the Student Government for two or more years, and graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The Honor Cords are given out to celebrate the dedication of those students to both their academics and the student body.

Kiki Bourekis
Liam Lynch
Guillermo Perez-Ochoa
Ryan Rector
Miriam Skari
Jack Snouwaert


This award recognizes juniors and seniors majoring in Health Sciences or Public Health who have demonstrated excellent scholarship at Carroll and in their required major courses.

Addison Ekstrom
Robert Jackson Hague
Danica Lerch
Tegan Mauldin


Named for the pioneering English physician who is widely considered to be the founder of epidemiology, this award is presented to graduating Health Sciences or Public Health seniors, who, in addition to excellence in scholarship, have demonstrated outstanding commitment to research and/or community service.

Robert Jackson Hague


These awards are determined on a yearly basis by the Cadre of the University of Montana and Carroll College ROTC.  Awards are based on academic achievement, ROTC excellence, and leadership qualities.

American Legion Gold Award
Coulter Cloninger

American Veterans of World War II (AMVETS) Award
Bryce Hall

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) History Award
Tristan Pyette

Association of the US Army Award
Weston Mitchum

Daughters of Founders and Patriots Award
Allie Eaves

Daughters of the American Revolution Award
David Luhmann

Major General Robert Frederick Special Forces Award
Jonathan Goodman

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Award
Edouard Karleskind

Military Order of the Purple Heart Award
Aidan Jarvis

Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) Bronze Award
Jacob Bates

Reserve Officer Association Award
Madelyn Eggers

Sons of the American Revolution Award
Davis Greenwood

The Department of Army Superior Cadet Award
Landen Conner

The Department of Army Superior Cadet Award
Jerny Crawford

Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
Jerny Crawford


The thesis is designed to encourage creative thinking and to stimulate individual research.  Thesis graduates may be eligible for special graduation honors.

Kiki Bourekis
Noah Lohar
Nicole Morgen
Hank Rugg
Elliot Wald


All students listed received academic all-conference honors from the Frontier or Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Women's Soccer

Emma Barron
Natalie Brown
Emily Funseth
Courtnie Gagnon
Zoie Koci
Ella Kuenzli
Deanna Lord
Molly Molvig
Makinlee Naffziger
Myah Rietze
Jaymee Sheridan
Stephanie Smith
Olivia St. Marie
Grace Wagner

Men’s Soccer

Caleb Hoxie
Walker Jump
Michael  Klooster
David Macy
Ryan Quinn
Adam Webster


Abbie Amend
Kaitlynn Ayers
Ellie Koerber
Sammie Labrum
Alyssa Lybbert
Kati Slater
Kenna Thomas
Kennedy Venner

Women’s Cross Country

Erika Arthur
Sydney D. Lamb
Nicole Morgen
Hannah Sempf
Madalen Shipman
Emma Stachofsky

Men’s Cross Country

Zackary Gacnik
Daniel Koralewski
James Normandeau
Zachary Rector
Peter Rehberger

Women’s Golf

Echo Anderson
Megan Baxter
Makayla Bury
Stella Claridge
Katie Fagg
Abby Smith

Men’s Golf

Sam Conner
Kyle Pacake
Caleb Spangler


Julia Carr
Elizabeth Gleasman
Sidney Gulick
Bellicia Hawk
Elizabeth Heuiser
Avery Kelly
Mara Lynch
Jaden Mueller
Molly O'Connor
Hannah Schweikert
Lauren Sehenuk
Isabella Sweet

Women’s Basketball

Willa Albrecht
Clare Converse
Addi Ekstrom
Isabelle Erickson
Sadie Filius
Maddie Geritz
Elliot Hencz
Kyndall Keller
Danica Lerch
Erica Nessan
Ava Oakland
Jamie Pickens

Men’s Basketball

Andrew Cook
Derek Kramer
James Lang
Aidan McGarvin
Isaiah Moore
Guilherme Pedra

Women’s Track and Field

Erika Arthur
Kayla Botkin
Alexis Cooney
Chloe Gallagher
Rakiah Grende
Kailen Herbstritt
Madison Lewis
Sophie Loveless
Sydney Miller
Nicole Morgen
Kylie Munsinger
Crisha Polk
Chloe Raats
Sorren Reese
Hannah Sempf
Madalen Shipman
Emily Shumaker
Emma Stachofsky

Men’s Track and Field

Cormac Benn
Landen Conner
Connor Curnow
Zack Gacnik
Elias Hill
Reuben Hornby
Daniel Koralewski
Abraham Montalvo
James Normandeau
Zach Rector
Peter Rehberger
Kaiden Romney
Tim Sellars
Josh Smalley


Chris Akulschin
Nick Anderson
Dayne Barbie
Cormac Benn
Spencer Berger
Nicholas Clouse
Chase Coyle
Connor Curnow
Nolan Deleon
Andrew Devine
Jack England
Kaden Gardner
Gunner Giulio
Daxon Graham
Mason Greene
Jonathan HagEstad
Jaden Harrison
Benjamin Held
Ty Henson
Bryan Holland
Hunter Irish
Simon Jansezian
Lucas Jensen
Tucker Jones
Duncan Kraft
Benjamin Larsen
Max Lehman
Joseph Martin
Thomas McGree
Hunter Mecham
Benjamin Melhaff
Peyton Morton
Mitchell Muralt
Hunter Peck
Keel Potter
Jack Prka
Tristan Pyette
Ryan Rickman
Camron Rothie
Hank Rugg
Wyatt Sandford
Luke Schabot
Kade Schlepp
Timothy Sellars
Tug Smith
Quinn Stamps
Forrest Suero
Jacob Sweatland
Baxter Tuggle
Jake Walk
Chayton Winkle
Braeden York
Tucker Zanto
Colter Zink