UMW Hosts “Night of Stars” Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The evening will begin with the induction ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium, followed by a post-ceremony reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 8:00 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room, located in Mathews Hall.

The celebration will induct five Montana Western alumni into the Education Hall of Fame in recognition of their phenomenal dedication to education and will honor twelve current education students as Outstanding Teacher Candidates. This year’s class of inductees include: Percy Craddock, Cindy Farmer, Mark Clark, Patricia Haynes Gibson, and Jackie Sproul Taylor.

The Outstanding Teacher Candidates include: Alexis Cannon, Kailynn Field, Jordan Sweeney, Pralie Duffin, Riley Henderson, John Gamble, Ruby Stenberg, Leona Colvin, Loran Murphy, Bailey Schuchard, and Garret Yeager. UMW Professor of Education, Dr. Laura Straus, will be presented with the William C. Bagley Education Faculty Award for her service and leadership to the Education Division.   

Admission to the Night of Stars induction ceremony is complimentary. Tickets for the reception can be purchased by contacting Kelly Allen at 406-683-7306 or online by visiting For additional information, please contact UMW Alumni Coordinator, Jolene Robbins: 406-683-7303 or