Michelle Knerr

Michelle Knerr holding a white bucket in front of lambs at sunset

Graduation Date:  May, 2016

Major:   Pre-Vet Microbiology

Hometown: Lewistown, MT

Greatest Accomplishment:  Raising a wonderful child!


Inspirational Quote: “Mom!  Get your homework done!” — Evangeline





Levi Allery

Levi kneeling next to his dog in the woods

Graduation Date:  May, 2019

Major:   Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Kalispell, MT

Greatest Accomplishment: I would say my most significant accomplishment was coming to MSU. I graduated high school in 2012 and it took me two years to finally get the courage to devote my time, money, and energy into college.  I am here to succeed and to better myself and my family’s future.


Inspirational Quote: “Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pelé



Elva Dorsey

Elva and her daughter Rebbeca sitting next to the bobcat statue in front of Montana and Leon Johnson Halls

Graduation Date:  May, 2017

Major:   Business Management

Hometown: Browning, MT

Accomplishment of Which I Am Proud:  Returning to school after working at a non-profit for 8 years.


Inspiration: My daughter is my inspiration. 
She always sees the good in others.




Wade Robinson

Wade is in a black suit standing outside of a brick building. The door has a reflection of the MSU banner.

Graduation: December 2016

Major: Health and Human Performance- Exercise Science

Hometown: Kalispell, MT

Accomplishment: I think that my most significant accomplishment is finding fuel in unfortunate life circumstances and using that to motivate myself to return to school and become involved with research in my department and with the McNair Scholars Program.

Inspirational Quote: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan




Kailyn Pohl

Kailyn is in a blue shirt and jean jacket in front Montana Hall with MSU and What It Takes banner overhead.

Graduation Date:  May , 2018

Major:   Animal Science

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA

Accomplishment of Which I Am Proud:  I saved a schnauzer during a veterinary internship in high school.  Enhancing the dog’s life by speaking up to the vet staff, despite being new, led to my winning of the Capistrano Laguna Beach ROP Most Outstanding Student award in science careers.

Inspirational Quote: “If everything were easy, why do anything at all?  You wouldn’t learn from the triumphs and tribulations that mold who you are.” — Me