MSU Billings Alumni Relations

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus/a: Honors an alumnus/a who has distinguished himself or herself through personal, professional and civic contributions, while bringing a sense of honor, pride, and recognition to the University community.

 

Merry Lee Olson

Merry Lee Olson

Class of 1970

YWCA Billings

CEO

Rita Wells

Rita Wells

Class of 1987

School District 2

Orchestra Specialist

 

Alumni Merit Medallion: Honors an alumnus who is dedicated to the advancement of education, exemplified by his or her commitment of professional expertise, and/or volunteer service to Montana State University Billings.

 

Dr. Craig Pierson

Dr. Craig Pierson

Class of 2001

Billings Central Catholic High School

Chemistry Instructor

 

Recognition for Exceptional Achievement: Honors three alumni who have distinguished themselves in fields ranging from business, professional, education, volunteer service to a community, public or civil service, or arts and sciences having impacted those fields while bringing a sense of pride and recognition to the University community.

 

TerraBeth Jochems

TerraBeth Jochems

Class of 1984

3H Tutoring

Certified Barton Tutor

Shane Fairbanks

Shane Fairbanks

Class of 2007

Billings Central Catholic High School

Social Studies Instructor

Nathan Haney
Nathan Haney

Class of 1996

Karell Dyre Haney PLLP

Attorney

 

Ronald P. Sexton Award for Professional Commitment:  The Ronald P. Sexton Award for Professional Commitment was created to honor alumni who dedicate their professional lives as employees of Montana State University Billings. This award will be given from time to time to an alumna or alumnus who has dedicated 10 or more total years of her or his career to MSU Billings and has significantly contributed to the advancement of the University. Recipients of this award will have emulated Chancellor Sexton’s passionate commitment to access, excellence, and student success.

 

Brenda Dockery

Brenda Dockery

Class of 2001

MSU Billings

Adjunct Marketing Instructor

 

Friend of MSU Billings: Honors a non-alumnus/a who has clearly demonstrated commitment to MSU Billings through distinguished service and/or leadership, while influencing the growth and improvement of MSUB and inspiring others to support the University.

 

Steve Arveschoug

Steve Arveschoug

Big Sky Economic Development

Executive Director


 

Previous Outstanding Alumni Winners
1980's - 1990's - 2000's

 

 

 Outstanding Alumni Luncheon invitation