Montana State University

MSU College of Business Women's Circle of Excellence

Inaugural Event

April 17-18, 2008
Hilton Garden Inn
Bozeman, Montana

WCOE Core Committee
Women's Circle of Excellence Core Committee: (L-R) Micki Munro, Morgan Smith, Ardi Devries, Jackie Sather, Audrey Lee, Kapri Byrne, Molly Mason, Kerry Hanson

On April 17-18, 2008 more than 75 women participated in the premier MSU College of Business Women's Circle of Excellence Leadership Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn. The brainchild of Jackie Sather, the College of Business's development director and Micki Munro, adjunct instructor of accounting, this event has blossomed into a conference geared toward mentoring, networking, educating and inspiring College of Business alumnae and friends.

Registration - Topics - Schedule - Speakers

WCOE Presenter
Presenter Ris Higgins during the opening session entitled "Becoming a Pioneer of the Future, Not a Prisoner of the Past"


Graduation Celebration Congratulatory Sendoff Speaker Carina Beck. Power Point Slide reads "When Life Gets Tough…
Put on Fresh Lipstick…"

WCOE Grad Night Presenter
WCOE Women on Stage
Keynote Presenter Katie Goodman during the session entitled Improvisation for the Spirit: Using the Tools of Improv in Everyday Life, giving participants a chance to role play using improvisational skills.

Event Participants
Group of 4 Women
WCOE Breakout Session with Ris Higgins
Breakout Session with Presenter Ris Higgins:
"Your Encore Career"

Riverside Country Club dinner with entertainment provided by Broad Comedy
Enjoying a Meal Together
Graduation Celebration Wine Glass Gifts
Gifts for Graduating Seniors


Sponsors for the 2008 Inaugural Event

Enterprise Circle of Giving

RightNow Technologies Logo

Corporate Circle of Giving

State Farm Logo

Executive Circle of Giving

Printing For Less Logo

Executive Circle of Giving

Jack & Donna Ostrovsky

Managing Circle of Giving

Micki Munro

Sterling Savings Bank

Associate Circle of Giving

First Security Bank

Junkermeir, Clark, Campanella,
Stevens, P.C. (JCCS)

Denise Andres, ERA Landmark

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Castronovo Financial Group, Inc.

Ardi Devries

Security Title Company

Cheryl Neithercott