Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award

The Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award, established in 1988, honors those individuals or couples who exemplify service and commitment to the University of Montana — advancing its mission on campus and throughout the state of Montana.

The award is named for former UM President Neil Bucklew, who served as president from 1981 through 1986, recognizing his contributions to the University of Montana, Missoula and to the state of Montana. 

Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award Past Recipients

1988 - Ian Davidson
1989 - Bruce Crippen
1990 - John Ruffatto
1991 - Robert Kelly
1992 - Sherman Lohn
1993 - Jack Dietrich
1994 - Kathy Ogren
1995 - Jack Burke
1996 - Tom Collins
1997 - Tom Boone
1998 - Greg Hanson
1999 - Ernie Corrick
2000 - Phyllis J. Washington
2001 - Bill Bouchee | Missoulian article
2002 - Bill Reynolds
2003 - Ann Boone
2004 - John and Katy Delano
2005 - John and Sue Talbot
2006 - Ev and Nikki Sliter

McCammon Family - 2022 Recipient

Don and Donna McCammon
Don and Donna McCammon

Don and Donna McCammon, Lillian McCammon and her late husband George McCammon were honored with the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award on

Thursday, Sept. 22, at the UM Foundation’s annual fall event honoring and celebrating UM’s most loyal supporters. The award recognizes the family’s efforts to advance the University’s mission across Montana and their continuous support of UM’s students. 

The McCammon family, all passionate musicians, are one of three families who have generously made lead gifts in support of transformative renovations to UM’s School of Music. Additionally, the McCammons have established music scholarships to support UM’s woodwind performers.

Don is a member of the College of the Arts and Media Advisory Council and chairs the Music Building Renovation Campaign Committee. From 2015 to 2020, he served on the college’s Campaign Montana Fundraising Committee.

Read more about the McCammons in this news release