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Dave Duensing Memorial Golf Tournament


November 2013 -- By Jody Sanford, College of Letters & Science
 
Dave Duensing
 
Dave Duensing. Photo courtesy of John Fisher.
   
 
Golf tournament
 
Participants in the 2012 Dave Duensing Memorial Golf Tourament. Photo by Kevin Hudson.
   
 
Tourament organizers
 
Tournament organizers. Photo by Kevin Hudson.
   
 
Student recipient
 
Kassidee Dalton, microbiology, one of the
recipients of the Dave Duensing Scholarship.

Each year, the family and friends of Dave Duensing organize a memorial golf tournament to honor Duensing and continue his legacy by funding the Dave Duensing Scholarship. The third annual tournament was held in June.

Duensing, who graduated from MSU with a degree in microbiology in 1976, brightened the lives of generations of Montanans through his work at one of Helena’s most beloved landmarks, The Parrot Confectionery. He is remembered as an advocate for the Helena community, a revered native son and, above all, a good friend.

A $1,000 scholarship from the Dave Duensing Scholarship fund is awarded annually to a graduate of one of the Helena, Mont. high schools who is studying one of the hard sciences at MSU. Two scholarships have been awarded to date; Microbiology major Kassidee Dalton received the scholarship in 2011 and chemistry major Jennifer Eller received the scholarship in 2012.

Plans for the 4th Annual Dave Duensing Memorial Golf Tournament are already underway. The event will be held in the spring of 2013 at the Green Meadow Country Club in Helena.



Updated: 06/03/2013