Hello fellow Bobcats!
My name is Levi Birky, and I will be your student body President for the 2015-2016 academic year! I am truly honored and humbled to serve the students at “dear Montana State.”
I was born and raised in Kalispell (nearby Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake), but Bozeman has become a second home to me. My hobbies include hiking, hunting, fishing, and spending time on the water. The wonderful educational opportunities and the equally wonderful scenery brought me to MSU in the fall of 2013. I am currently a junior studying Secondary Education, concentrating in Social Studies, with plans to pursue a teaching career upon graduation.
As a freshman, I immediately got involved in student government, and it has been an extremely rewarding experience. I served two terms in the ASMSU Senate, representing the College of Education, Health & Human Development (EHHD). During that time I also held leadership positions in the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the Office of Financial Education, and the EHHD Student Council, which gave me a grasp of ASMSU from an outside perspective. Through these positions I have had the opportunity to forge key relationships with many university figures and student colleagues around campus, meanwhile working my best to better the college experience for others.
If I could make just one recommendation to the students of MSU, it would be to get involved! Our campus has so many opportunities outside of the classroom for real-life experiential learning. There is a club/organization for you. If there isn’t, then go start one. And of course, GO CATS!
In Blue and Gold,
Please feel free to stop by SUB 221 during my office hours:
- Monday – 2:00-3:30pm
- Tuesday – 10:50-12:05pm, 4:00-5:00pm
- Wednesday – 2:00-5:00pm
- Thursday – 10:50-12:05pm, 3:00-5:00pm
President Gwynn Simeniuk stepped down as of October 1, 2015. Vice President Levi Birky rose to the Presidency and nominated a new Vice President, Holly Capp, who was unanimously confirmed by the ASMSU Senate.
The President and the Vice President are also both recognized members of the Montana Associated Students (MAS) which acts as an advisor to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in matters directly and indirectly affecting the students of the MUS, and contains representation from each campus in the MUS. For more information, please visit the MAS web site at www.montanaassociatedstudents.org