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The University of Montana Western's Education Department and Alumni office, in partnership with Stockman Bank, present the 11th Annual Night of Stars Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

One of the world’s foremost authorities on equine behavior, Dr. Miller is a retired large and exotic animal clinician who revolutionized the concept of imprint training as it pertains to horses and other precocial species and has spent the last 40 years as an educator and author. Today, at 97, Dr. Miller still lives on his small California ranch with his wife, Debby, and remains committed to teaching and promoting the principles of imprinting and natural horsemanship. Visit to learn more about his work.

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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.