Shannon Bangen

Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.


Missoula, Montana

Alma Mater & Major:

Undergraduate: Montana State University - Early Childhood Education & Child Services

Favorite thing to do in Bozeman:

Getting brunch in downtown Bozeman with my friends. I love grabbing a cup of coffee and walking along Main Street. All of the shops, restaurants and boutiques, are locally owned. Some of my all-time favorite establishments include Jam, Nova Café, Copper and Dave’s Sushi!

Best college memory:

Some of my favorite memories always include Homecoming weekend. From year to year, I love connecting with old friends and alumni from across the country. I always look forward to participating in the Homecoming Parade and cheering on the Cats at the Homecoming football game. It’s always an exciting, vibrant time for our community to celebrate in MSU and the long-standing traditions that make Montana State the thriving institution that it is.

Words of wisdom:

My word of advice for incoming students is to focus on building strong relationships. Those that are in your corner cheering you on can have an unbelievable impact on not only your college experience, but your long-term goals. Whether it be with old friends, new friends, faculty members or advisors, the relationships you develop in college will truly shape your future moving forward.



Shannon's Travel Areas - Fall 2019


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