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What does a great customer experience look like? That’s the question that Professor Kevin Engellant’s students answered as part of his block three class “Introduction to Web Design.” Helix Business Solutions (Helix), a global customer experience firm, conducted a Customer Experience & Web Assessment Module within Engellant’s class, giving students the opportunity to learn the business principles of customer experience.

Area author Thomas Savage grew up a rancher in Horse Prairie, writing what he knew through 13 books over a 44-year period.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the appointment of Bethany Hauer as Director of Student Success.

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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.