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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

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery continues with its schedule of exciting shows set for the fall semester, including an opening art show that featured the Clay Studio of Missoula’s exhibition of contemporary ceramic work from a diverse group of their affiliated artists in September, followed by the gallery’s current exhibition of printmaker Jason Clark.

The University of Montana Western and Blackfeet Community College have been awarded a $1.4 million-dollar Indian Education Professional Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The University of Montana Western rodeo team closed out the fall portion of the 2018-19 schedule at home in Dillon, Mont. over the weekend.

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