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Night of Stars - Education Hall of Fame

Do you know an outstanding educator from Montana Western? If so, we want to hear from you.
Recipients will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional contribution to the field
  • Recognition by peers as being an outstanding educator
  • Recognition by students as having made a difference
  • Leadership
  • Number of years in the field (minimum of 10 years)
  • Outstanding character traits

Please note, we will consider Montana Western Emeriti as possible recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Past Recipients:

2019 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • John Wilkerson (1966 & 1969) Hall of Fame
  • Bill Schlepp (1975) Hall of Fame
  • Myles William Carpenter (1973 & 1976) Hall of Fame
  • Jackie Fuller (1984) Hall of Fame

2019 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Tristen Clark
  • Michelle Switzer
  • Sierra Lyons
  • Melissa Wirth
  • Melinda Withrow
  • Breanna Olson
  • Diane Mikelson
  • Joanna Avery
  • Katie Bamgarner
  • Marcus Richards

2018 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • Ann Cameron Burk (1993) Hall of Fame
  • Becky Rappold (1999 and 2006) Hall of Fame
  • Carey Swanberg (1976) Hall of Fame
  • Mike (1993 and 1997) & Becky (1991) Telling Hall of Fame
  • Harold Tusler (1969) Hall of Fame

2018 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Joey Paulsonmorgan
  • Lara Belice
  • Katlyn Skauge
  • Jessica Reehl
  • Jeremy Wells

2017 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • E. Otis Thompson, ED. D. (1966) Hall of Fame
  • Amy Crumely Piazzola (1993) Hall of Fame
  • Terry and Linda Rosin (1974) Hall of Fame
  • Fran Schisler (1969 and 1988) Hall of Fame
  • Diane Rewerts (1979) Hall of Fame

2017 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Dylan Conway
  • Catherine Humphreys
  • Jarons Laws
  • Brandon Piazzola
  • Erin Nicholes
  • Delaney Hansen
  • Anna Arndt

2016 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • David “Jack” Hutchison (1968) Hall of Fame
  • Jim Lodge (1969) Hall of Fame
  • Darlene Ruble (1983) Hall of Fame
  • Barby Judge (1981) Hall of Fame
  • John Kuglin (1972) Hall of Fame

2016 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Deanna Woodhouse
  • Alyssa Endo
  • Daniel McGuire
  • Michelle Head
  • Mitchell Thompson
  • Monica Schwemin

2015 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • Julie Cajune (1991) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Todd Morstein (1992) Hall of Fame
  • Jim Corr (1954) Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Mary Drabbs (1975) Hall of Fame
  • Robert DeBuhr (1968) Hall of Fame

2015 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Jessica Lammi
  • Bonnie Perry
  • Victoria Strauss
  • Amanda Wade
  • Mitchell Wassam

2014 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • Rose Sullivan (1940) (1967) Legacy Award
  • Dennis Gibson (1975) Hall of Fame
  • Lynn Stonelake (1971 & 1979) Hall of Fame
  • BJ Gneiting (1978) Hall of Fame
  • Tedd Stanisich (1975)  Hall of Fame
  • Lydia Mild (2004) Hall of Fame

2014 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Amber Blodgett
  • Micaul Bosch
  • Darbie Elmore
  • Erik Schwab
  • Katherine Vaughn
  • Cory Gunderson
  • Jordan Bronec
  • Heidi Burgess
  • Megan Burns

2013 Night of STARS Recipients:

  • Dr. Joseph McDonald (1953) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Elsie Dondanville (1940) Legacy Award
  • Tammy Hurley (2000) Hall of Fame
  • Ingrid Joy Kaushagen (1957 & 1970) Hall of Fame
  • Thomas Marinkovich (1978) Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Terry Souhrada (1973) Hall of Fame

2013 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Meghan Flanary
  • Jennalee Scheeler
  • Nicole King
  • Sarah Baumberger
  • Rochelle Garrison
  • Ashley Moser
  • Ben Moser
  • Melissa Ossello
  • Connor Silliker
  • Randi Westlie

2012 Inaugural Night of STARS Recipients:

  • Dr. Godfrey Saunders (1976 & 1984) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Aaron Sieminski (2005) Hall of Fame
  • Patty Butler (1993 & 2010) Hall of Fame
  • Chris Fisk (1992) Hall of Fame
  • Angela McLean (1994) Hall of Fame

2012 Outstanding Teacher Candidates:

  • Alan Cress
  • Emily Alberi
  • Lisa Padden
  • Collette Box

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