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Mary Ann Nicholas

Mary Ann has a long tenure on the University of Montana Western Foundation Board. She received her B.S. and J.D. from the Montana University system and has never forgotten the value of higher education for her. She had a decades long career in banking in Beaverhead County that allowed a first hand view of supporting individuals and business in our community.

Following her banking career, she joined Beaverhead Home and Ranch Real Estate where she is currently a broker.  Her belief that education can change lives and the world we live in is a main factor for her long time service on the Board. The University of Montana Western has a dynamic leadership and professorial team that give her great enthusiasm for promoting the University to potential donors and students.  Sharing the evolution and vision of this University is a passion.

She feels grateful every day to live in Southwest Montana among some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and in the small city of Dillon with a community that is the best of rural Montana and a changing West.

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  • Bank of Commerce