Please join us in congratulating the MSU Hilleman Scholars who have graduated. We are extremely proud of the work and dedication they have as scholars and as people. We wish them the best in their endeavors and know that they will always be MSU Hilleman Scholars.

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Fall 2019

Spencer

Spencer Jessop

Pinesdale - 2016 Scholar

My name is Spencer Jessop and I am one of the first three Hilleman Scholars to graduate from the inaugural class of 2020. After graduating in December of 2019, I have spent the last year and a half working in the OR and in the Sports Medicine Clinic at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. This coming July I will be moving to East Lansing, Michigan to attend medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine to obtain my MD. My future goals after medical school are to become an orthopedic surgeon and return to Montana to practice one day.

Rial

Rial Johnson

Stevensville - 2016 Scholar

Rial graduated from the Gianforte School of Computing with a degree in Computer Science.

Cole

Cole Norskog

Stanford - 2016 Scholar

Cole graduated from the College of Agriculture with a degree in Agriculture Education - Extension.

Spring 2020

Kacie

Kacie Cummings

Cascade - 2016 Scholar

Since graduation, I have been working as a scribe at Bridger Orthopedic here in Bozeman while I applied to medical school. I've recently chosen to attend University of Washington School of Medicine through the WWAMI program, and will begin this fall.

Mikhaela

Mik'haela Digan

Fairfield - 2016 Scholar

Mik'haela graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Mathematics.

Liam

Liam Grundler

Helena - 2016 Scholar

Liam graduated from the College of Arts & Architecture with a degree in Graphic Design.

Tad

Tad Harnett

Whitefish - 2016 Scholar

Tad graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Anthropology.

Isbah

Isbah Khan

Billings - 2016 Scholar

Isbah graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Cell Biology & Neuroscience.

Aubri

Aubri McCann

Chinook - 2016 Scholar

Aubri graduated from the College of Agriculture with a degree in Agricultural Business.

Caitriauna

Caitriuana Olson

Circle - 2016 Scholar

Caitriuana graduated from the College of Agriculture with a degree in Environmental Sciences. She plans to return to Bozeman for graduate school or for work in the next year.

Marlene

Marlene Ortiz-Martinez

Bozeman - 2016 Scholar

Marlene graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Sociology.

Spencer W

Spencer Willman

Chinook - 2016 Scholar

Spencer graduated from the College of Agriculture with a degree in Agricultural Business.

Allie

Allie Blain

Joliet - 2017 Scholar

Allie graduated from the Jake Jabs College of Business with a degree in Business Marketing.

Mira

Mira Kennard

Stevensville - 2017 Scholar

Mira graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Mathematics. She is currently a graduate student at MSU in Mathematics. 

Fall 2020

Hailey

Hailey Lauchenauer

Corvallis - 2016 Scholar

Hailey graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Microbiology.

Kaitlin

Kaitlin McCormack

Bozeman - 2016 Scholar

Kaitlin graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Psychology. She has been working for the Bozeman School District in Special Education and plans on going to graduate school to study Special Education with a focus on Early Childhood.

Ellie

Elizabeth Nemetchek

Missoula - 2016 Scholar

Elizabeth graduated from the College of Nursing with a degree in Nursing. She is living in Billings and working as a nurse at the Billings Clinic. She plans to become a certified oncology nurse.

Ryan

Ryan Talsma

Ronan - 2016 Scholar

Ryan graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Evan

Evan Vinger

Bozeman - 2016 Scholar

Evan graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Nicole

Nicole Wall

Kalispell - 2016 Scholar

Nicole graduated from College of Education, Health & Human Development with a degree in Health and Human Performance. She is a medical assistant at a podiatrist clinic and planning on moving to Boise this summer. She plans to apply to graduate school for Kinesiology.

Jenna Hicks

Jenna Hicks

Conrad - 2017 Scholar

I graduated with honors for my degree in Agriculture Education - Communications, a minor in English Writing, a certificate in Business, and a certificate in Leadership. I am working as the MSU Hilleman Scholars Logistics Manager here in Bozeman. I hope to eventually go back to school for a Masters Degree.

Matt

Matt Knuffke

Kalispell - 2018 Scholar

After graduating from Montana State University, I went back home to work at the family business and work on applications to law schools. I am excited to announce that I will be attending Gonzaga School of Law this fall. 

Spring 2021

Ericka

Ericka Composan

Billings - 2016 Scholar

I graduated with a B.S. in psychology. After graduation I am planning to work in my field of study to find the path I want to take before I begin graduate school. I am excited to have the opportunity to explore all the different options my major has in store for me. 

Hannah

Hannah Montgomery

Fairfield - 2016 Scholar

I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design. My plans for after college is to continue my current job at Bed Bath and Beyond while I look for internships/employment in my field. The goal is to gain as much graphic design experience as possible while I am still here in Bozeman before I move out of state to the next step of my life. 

shelby

Shelby Morris

Missoula - 2016 Scholar

Shelby graduated with a Bechelors of Science in Agriculture Education - Broadfield Teaching and will be working as the Agriculture Teacher at CJI High School in Chester, MT.

Uriah

Uriah Birchmier

Helena - 2017 Scholar

Uriah graduated from the College of Letters & Science with a degree in Mathematics.

hunter

Hunter Line

Missoula - 2017 Scholar

Hunter graduated from the Gianforte School of Computing with a degree in Computer Science.

Sydney

Sydney McCord

Round Up - 2017 Scholar

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the MSU School of Architecture. As of now, I plan to continue my education through graduate school here at MSU for a Master’s in Architecture.

Emily

Emily McKeever

Lavina - 2017 Scholar

Emily graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Jaley Priddy

Jaley Priddy

Helena - 2017 Scholar

I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Mathmetics with a concentration in Statistics. I plan on being a Healthcare Analyst for a hospital anywhere in the country.

Katrina Sandoval

Katrina Sandoval

Cut Bank - 2017 Scholar

I plan to move to the East Coast to work as a control systems research engineer for the nuclear reactors on aircraft carriers for Naval Nuclear Laboratories. After getting established in my career some, I plan to get my Masters in Business Administration.

Arnold

Arnold Smithson

Sheridan - 2017 Scholar

Arnold Smithson plans to move to Helena in May to start a job at Blue Cross Blue Shield as an Associate Developer. There, he will work with a team of new hires and train together, learning all about the system and coding language that they use. He fully plans to adopt a lovely cat from the animal shelter in June, and in his free time, plans to start learning more about game development and how to become a live streamer. Long term, he wants to go back to graduate school to earn a Master's or Ph.D in Computer Science, as his goal is to become a professor or college-level instructor.

Patrick

Patrick Wolff

Conrad - 2017 Scholar

I'm flying out right after graduation to Tennessee and going house hunting down there. I'll be back up home for the summer, but come September, I'll be moving to TN!

Summer 2021

Caleb

Caleb Roberts

Fairfield - 2017 Scholar

Caleb graduated with a degree in Business and plans on working in Human Resources.