MSU Retiree Association
MSU Retiree Association Mission Statement
The MSU Retiree Association (MSURA) informs, connects and advocates for all retirees. All university retirees are included in MSURA when they retire from MSU. MSURA is a non-dues paying organization serving all retired faculty, professional and classified staff and their spouses. All retirees and pre-retirees are welcome and encouraged to participate.
MSURA encourages continued engagement with the University and colleagues by providing opportunities for retirees to gather together through diverse social, cultural, educational and intellectual programs. MSURA also seeks to provide pertinent information for retirees on privileges, finances, benefits, health insurance and pre-retirement planning.
Yes! I want to stay engaged and informed through the MSU Retiree Association
To join the MSU Retiree Association send an email to Dawn Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your Name, Department and Category (Faculty, Professional, Classified) from which you are retiring, mailing address, home phone, cell phone, email address.
Upcoming Events 2019
Register for all events on the MSU Alumni Foundation Calendar of Events website. All events are at the MSU Alumni Foundation Building Great Room, 2nd floor, 1501 So. 11th Avenue, Bozeman, unless noted elsewhere.
Friday, March 8, Noon-1:00 pm. MSU Native American Studies with Professor and Department Chair Walter Fleming offered by Wonderlust. Learn more about the new American Indian Hall building in design.
Thursday, March 14, Noon-1:00. Journey from the Center of the Sun with Dr. Loren Acton
Tuesday, April 15, Noon-1:00. Retiree Health Insurance with Dr. Doug Young and Dr. Jerry Coffey
Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-8:00. Annual Retiree Dinner with President Waded Cruzado
Tuesday through Thursday, June 4-6. Small Town Ventures in Central Montana (registration starts Feb 1, 2019), offered by Wonderlust
Monday through Wednesday, July 8-10. Remote Southwest Montana: Centennial Valley and Red Rocks Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (registration starts March 1, 2019) offered by Wonderlust
(Go to Past Programs page for previous year's program descriptions)
The MSURA is operated by a volunteer Advisory Council and decisions are made by consensus. The Advisory Council consists of retiree volunteers who meet monthly. The Advisory Council welcomes the participation of retired faculty, professional and classified staff. Organization administrative support is provided by the MSU Alumni Foundation, whose staff also facilitates MSURA's outreach activities. Budget support comes from the MSU Provost, the MSU Alumni Foundation and the Retiree Fund held at the Alumni Foundation.
Advisory Council Members
Ken Bowers, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Jerry Coffey, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of English
Kathy Hansen Crawford, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Earth Sciences
Al Cunningham, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Civil Engineering
Jack Jelinski, Retired Emeritus Faculty Spanish Dept of Modern Languages
Bob Lashaway, Retired Professional University Services
Hashem Nehrir, Retired Emeritus Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kim Rehm, Retired Professional Extended University
Pat Simmons, Retired Professional Information Technology Center
Linda Wyckoff, Retired Professional Museum of the Rockies, College of Engineering, MSU Libraries
MSU Human Resources Liaison-Sara King
MSU Alumni Foundation Liaison-Kerry Hanson and Dawn Silva
MSU Provost Office Liaison-Julie Heard
MSU Retiree Association Donations
With the switch from a dues paying membership, the Association is now seeking donations to continue to provide quality information and programming to retirees. To donate go to MSU Alumni Foundation's donate page for the MSU Retiree Association.
For more information on the organization, please contact Dawn Silva, our administrative support person at email@example.com