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The University of Montana Western Foundation exists to inspire generosity and connect donors with their passions in order to promote access and excellence in higher education at the University of Montana Western.

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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.

News & Notes

Reilly English, molecular biology major at Montana Western, traveled to Ghana, West Africa with the Montana Dental Outreach Team (MDOT) during spring break 2019.

Montana Western alumni had a strong showing during the Montana State High School basketball State Championships. Across Class AA, A, B and C girl's and boy's basketball, there were 14 teams that appeared during the state tournament who had a UMW graduate at the helm as their head coach. Notably, Wes Holmquist coached the Bozeman High Hawks to the Boy's State AA Championship and Jim Stergar led the Billings Central Rams to the Class A Boy's Basketball State Championship.

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Laura Young and UMW students Russell Kujala, Cole Davis, Kelsie Gray, Tanner Lehr, Sabrina Durnez and Gabrielle Moeller attended the Northwestern American College of Sports Medicine (NWACSM) conference in Bend, Ore. March 1-2, 2019.

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