September 26, 2022
A newly established scholarship will memorialize Vietnam veteran Sergeant First Class Alan L. Boyer, a UM student who enlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces in 1966. Boyer's family established a scholarship to support UM students while honoring his legacy of military service, and his love for Montana and for the University of Montana.
High School Chemistry Teacher, Alum Gives Back to UM
April 25, 2022
Dr. Craig Pierson made a commitment in his estate plan to establish scholarships for music and journalism students. The UM alum and high school chemistry teacher will help driven, talented students earn degrees and pursue meaningful careers in these fields.
UM Professorship Honors Music Educators’ Legacy of Excellence
March 30, 2022
Ralph and Norma Hartse were beloved UM alumni and educators who inspired young musicians through their teaching careers at Custer County High School in Miles City. Their daughter, Dr. Kristyna Hartse, is honoring their legacy by creating the Ralph J. and Norma M. Hartse Endowed Professor of Bands at UM’s School of Music.
‘A Breath of Fresh Air’: Stella Duncan Memorial Fellows Pursue Impactful Careers in Biomedical Science
January 26, 2022
Jill Farnsworth, Miyuki Hayashi and Jess Ray have all dedicated their professional lives to improving the health of others. These accomplished alumnae each exemplify the tradition of scientific discovery established by 1907 alumna and donor Stella Duncan Johnstone.
September 30, 2021
When Sally Mauk launched her journalism career in 1980, she realized the importance of female mentors. In this Q&A, Mauk shares her motivation for establishing an endowment to foster and support MTPR journalists.
'Keepers of the Place' Empower UM Students
September 29, 2021
Don ‘64 and Suzanne Johnson have dedicated their lives to improving their community and environment. Through current and deferred gifts, the Johnsons are ensuring future generations can continue their legacy of service.
Philanthropy Enables UM Saxophonist to Pursue Promising Musical Career
August 30, 2021
With support from privately funded scholarships, UM junior Antonio Jarvey is taking advantage of every opportunity to prepare for a career as a solo artist as he earns a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from UM’s School of Music.
First-Generation UM Business Alumna Launches Cybersecurity Career
July 28, 2021
With access to hands-on learning experiences and support from scholarship donors, UM graduate Karen De La Luz Martinez has followed her dream of working in the field of cybersecurity. Now, the 2021 College of Business alumna works with KPMG's Cybersecurity Transformation Team in San Francisco.
Nurse, Mom, Missoula College Graduate Follows Her Purpose to Serve Others
May 6, 2021
Libby Steigers earned an Associate of Science in nursing this spring. In this Q&A, she shares her inspiration to pursue a career in health care and the role scholarship support played in her academic journey.
Herpetology Career Awaits Student Success Scholarship Recipient
April 28, 2021
Libby Riddle always dreamed of becoming a wildlife biologist. With assistance from UM’s Student Success Scholarship Fund, which focuses on assisting students with financial need, she is making her dream come true.
Around the World and Giving Back
February 24, 2021
UM alumna Judith Morgan has made generous gifts to the Montana Journalism Abroad Program, ensuring that when pandemic conditions allow, UM students can experience the transformative power of travel.
Montana Access Scholarships Provide More Than $1 Million in Need-Based Student Aid
November 24, 2020
Learn how Montana Access Scholarships help students like Kate Indreland to succeed in their dreams of earning an undergraduate degree.
Honoring a Presidential Legacy
September 8, 2020
The University of Montana has had an indelible impact on Bob and Judi Pantzer’s lives. Learn how the pair is using their estate plan to honor the place that has been such an important part of their story.
Gift Lets Students Support Criminal Justice Reform in Rural Areas
August 30, 2020
A newly expanded program at UM’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law will provide graduate students with opportunities to make immediate, meaningful impacts on justice policies that affect rural and indigenous communities.
Dream of Study Abroad Student Disrupted; Private Support Helps Her Stay on Track
August 30, 2020
When Allison Grigonis returned to the U.S. from Japan with unexpected expenses in March, her perseverance matched with private support from the UM Emergency Student Support Fund helped her stay on track to graduate in spring 2021.
UM Grad, Respiratory Therapist Works Pandemic Front Lines, Supports UM Students
June 22, 2020
Alumna Portia Fox shares her inspiration to donate to the UM Emergency Student Support Fund and her experience as a healthcare professional during the pandemic.
Clinical Psychology Center Transitions to Teletherapy During Pandemic
April 27, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University of Montana’s Clinical Psychology Center to close its doors in late March, Center leaders launched a telehealth program to continue treating current patients.
A Lifelong Dream Realized: New UM Business Grad Works for L.A. Lakers
February 27, 2020
Myles McKee-Osibodu is living his childhood dream: He works as a media relations associate with the Lakers.
September 9, 2019
Paul and Betty Haack's philanthropic contributions established undergraduate scholarships for Montana residents and created a faculty fellowship. Read how witnessing the impact of their gifts gave the Haacks the confidence to further their legacy by including support in their estate plan.
September 8, 2019
Dr. Bill Reynolds, a beloved physician, earned a pre-med degree from UM in 1952, then completed his medical training and served the Missoula community for four decades. He has served on several UM boards and makes it a priority to give to the institution, including through his estate plan.