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College of Business Hosts 2006 Annual Scholarship Dinner

 

Dean Rich Semenik with Speaker and Professor, Micki Munro
More than 125 students majoring in business options at the Montana State University College of Business received scholarships from the college recently.

The scholarships, announced Wednesday, February 22, at the College's annual scholarship banquet, were generated from endowments and funds set up to specifically grant financial aid to students enrolled in the MSU College of Business.

Adjunct professor of accounting, Micki Munro, was the night's keynote speaker. Munro explained how she had come "full circle," with the College of Business. It was 12 years ago that Munro was herself a College of Business student receiving a scholarship. Since then, she has gone out and worked in the "real world."

She offered four lessons that she has learned in her career: 1. Everyone, whether it is the CEO or the janitor of your company has something to offer, so listen; 2. You must go outside of your comfort level to grow; 3. Start creating relationships now with your classmates and professors. These relationships will prove to be invaluable in the future; and, 4. Don t say anything you don t want repeated. "This one," she said, "I learned this one from my parrot, Sophie."

Munro concluded by explaining how she completed the circle. She said she and her husband, out of appreciation for her education, set up a scholarship. She said, "I wanted to help make a difference in other students lives." She continued, "Without a doubt, the joy I receive from awarding this scholarship far surpasses that joy I felt 12 years ago when I received my scholarship."

The following students, and the type of scholarship received, were:

MONTANA Alder Jamie Dixon, John W. Blankenhorn Scholarship

Alzada Casey Hendrickson, Robert W. Martin, Jr. Scholarship

Anaconda Kristin Basiaga, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Baker Julie Ho, The Boeing Business Scholarship Lynn Williams, Montana Bankers Association 25 Year Club Scholarship

Belgrade Dacia Blanchard, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Tina Dykstra, Scott & Barbara Heck Scholarship & David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Katie Ehresman , Alice Knowles Scholarship Ilima Orser-Cameron, Frank Preston Scholarship Jessie Soukup, Robert Simkins Memorial Scholarship

Belt Darrick Kolste, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Big Sky Christopher Drake, D.A. Davidson & Co. Scholarship

Big Timber Alexis Callahan , Dean's Award for Excellence Undergraduate Students*

Billings Erin Ahlgren, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Lacey Grotz, J&H Office Supply Brianna Harris, The Gary K. Bracken International Study Fellowship & Elizabeth Seitz-Moyer Memorial Scholarship Daniel Huffman, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Logan Jones, The Gary K. Bracken Scholarship Lyndsey Korell, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Alexa Lucas, Bi-Mart Scholarship Lisa Reile, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Kelly Rickard, KPMG LLP Scholarship

Bozeman Keith Aldrich, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Aaron Balian, Harvey A. Larson Scholarship Sarah Bergantine, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Alison Bittinger, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Kathlene Bridger, Jim Alderson Scholarship Griffin Davidson, Michael McCue Memorial Scholarship Gillian Erlandson, The Munro Scholarship Corinne Harris, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship Joseph Heap, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Stefanie Kauffman, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Joshua Lewis, Harlan F. Patterson Scholarship Rebecca Neer, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Lieveka Nybo, KPMB LLP Scholarship Elizabeth Rupp, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Rose Tagas, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship Joshua Thompson, Friends of Open Classic Golf Scholarship Philip Vogl, Frank Preston Scholarship

Butte Brittany Scalabrin, Jim Alderson Scholarship

Cardwell James Truckle, Farmer Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Chester Mitchell Clark, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Colstrip Rachel Hofacker, The Gary K. Bracken International Study Fellowship & David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Cutbank Adam Brown, Harold & Reta Haynes Student Mentoring Scholarship Shannon Walter, Grace Rosness Memorial Scholarship

Dillon Kapri Malesich, Montana Society of CPAs Medallion Award*

Ennis Alicia Rockwood, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Ethridge Holly Tomsheck, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Fort Shaw Tamara Rammell, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Frenchtown Bryan Brosious, Jeanne M. and Harold Roby Scholarship

Fromberg Brandy Dorvall, Frank Preston Scholarship Jodi Thelen, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship

Glendive Tasia Appel, College of Business Scholarship & EideBailly LLP Consultants/CPAs

Great Falls Tyler Bryant, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Anne McDonald, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Scott McGowan, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship David Wells, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Hamilton Micah Van Gilder, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Hardin Melissa Schaak, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Helena Brea Ackerman, Joseph Eve CPAs Scholarship Charla Cullen, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Christopher Mehr, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Tyler Paulsen, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Meghan Peel, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Morgan Smith, Deloitte & Touche Scholarship & Dean's Award for Excellence Undergraduate Students* Cee Cee Tryan, Joseph Eve CPAs Scholarship Jake Warner, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Megan Zanto, Dean's Award For Excellence - Undergraduate Students*

Huntley Colin Dean, KPMG LLP Scholarship

Ismay Kyra Drga, Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens Scholarship

Kalispell Greg Astle, Beta Alpha Psi and MSU Accounting Club Scholarship & Montana Society of CPAs Amy Fuhrmann, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Lesley Meeker, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship Matt Pugh, Mike Bowen Memorial Scholarship Clarice Strong, Parent/Family Association Scholarship

Laurel Brian Jordan, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Malta Sally Bruce, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Lind, Galusha, Higgins & Galusha

Manhattan David Cole, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship

Melrose Andrea Kearns, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Miles City Rhianna Jerke, Howard Kelsey Memorial Scholarship

Missoula William Bauerle, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship Amy Carlson, Elizabeth Seitz-Moyer Memorial Scholarship Jacqueline Haines, Elizabeth Seitz-Moyer Memorial Scholarship

Oilmont Melissa Ostberg, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Plentywood Janet Cybulski, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship & Beta Alpha Psi Superior Chapter Award and Scholarship* (funded by KPMG Foundation)

Reedpoint Jessica Burch, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Richland Tieg Tarum, Frank Preston Scholarship

Roundup Bo Kombol, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Scobey Megan Gustitis, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Shelbey Levi Osborne, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship

Sidney Keri Peterson, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Terry Jennifer Graham, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship

Turner Britney Jones, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Twin Bridges Heidi Giem, Deloitte & Touche Scholarship

Valier Kimberly Widhalm, Frank Preston Scholarship

Volborg Brittany Dice, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Whitehall Callie Brown, David W. and Dorothy E. Patterson Scholarship

Alaska Anchorage Alex Gvozdkova, Harlan F. Patterson Scholarship

Arizona Jacksonville Kevin Campbell, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship

Colorado Steamboat Springs Mark Iverson, Dean's Award for Excellence Undergraduate Students*

Iowa Cedar Rapids Andrew Biro, The Gary K. Bracken International Study Fellowship

Louisiana New Orleans Izabela Sikora, KPMG LLP Scholarship

Michigan Holland Stacie Potts, Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens Scholarship

Minnesota Eagan Lindsey Hagan, US Bank - Bozeman Scholarship

Nevada Reno Daniel Czech, Alfred L. Day/Wall Street Journal Academic Excellence Award* Jesse Engle, Dean's Award for Excellence Graduate Student*

North Dakota Dickinson Nathan Deibert, Elizabeth Seitz-Moyer Scholarship

Hettinger Megan Wick, Deloitte & Touche Scholarship

Ohio Olmstead Falls Alan Poole, Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship

Pennsylvania Miffenburg Luke Solomonson, Armistead International Study Fellowship & Donald W. Bullock Memorial Scholarship

Vermont Burlington Matthew Pouliot, Friends of Open Classic Golf Scholarship

Washington Camas Melinda Tyler, PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Kent Patricia Thompson, KPMG LLP Scholarship

Wisconsin Mequon Tammy Truenow, Joseph Eve CPAs Scholarship

Wyoming Cheyenne Joseph Bergene, KPMG LLP Scholarship

Casper Brandon Perkins, The Gary K. Bracken Scholarship

Canada Alberta Christoper Lyon, Russell B. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Ontario Heather Baguley, Small Business Administration Grant Scholarship

China Yungeng Li, Friends of Open Classic Golf Tournament Jingying Zhou, College of Business National Board of Advisors Scholarship

Japan Tokyo Akio Mochizuki, The Gary K. Bracken Scholarship

Ukraine Inna Omelyukh, The Gary K. Bracken Scholarship & College of Business Scholarship

*Denotes Awards

About the College of Business The College of Business offers four option areas of studies, five minors and a Master's of Professional Accountancy degree. The MSU College of Business is accredited by American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information on the MSU College of Business, visit the college's Website at www.montana.edu/cob.