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Dr. Shay Kidd, an Associate Professor at the University of Montana Western, has been recognized with a teaching award from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University. This award acknowledges Dr. Kidd's exceptional contributions and dedication to mathematics education.

Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named the student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico who will make up the 2024-2025 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Gracie Stanton, a student at the University of Montana Western, was named as a member of the cohort.

The University of Montana Western Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Murphy Involvement Legacy Scholarship by Loran Murphy, Class of 2023. This scholarship aims to recognize and support dedicated students attending Montana Western.

Contact the UMW Foundation at (406) 683-7305 or (406) 683-7306 or by email at

The University of Montana Western is always looking for nominations for the following recognition events in order to acknowledge our outstanding alumni and friends. If you know an outstanding individual who meets the criteria of the following categories, please share your nomination with us today. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award, Education Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Service Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. See criteria and nominate here.