University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings representative to visit Great Falls and other northcentral Montana area high schools next week

March 2, 2009



Kealy Dowd, New Student Services, at 896-5910
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — A representative from Montana State University Billings will be visiting Great Falls and other northcentral Montana area high schools next week to talk about academic, scholarship and student life options.


Kealy Dowd, a new student specialist from MSU Billings, will be at the following schools and dates:


Wednesday, March 11
Geyser High School, 9:30 a.m. (Contact: Tanara Martin, 735-4368)
Belt High School, 11:20 a.m. (Contact: Amberly Stevens, 277-3351)
Centerville High School, 12:30 p.m. (Contact: Linda Konesky, 736-5167)
CMR High School, 2 p.m. (Contact: Jacy Varner, 268-6100)

Thursday March 12

Valier High School, 9 a.m. (Contact: Ronnie Hubble, 279-3613)
Cut Bank High School, 10:30 a.m. (Contact: Rebecca Marinko, 873-5629)
Shelby High School, 12:30 p.m. (Contact: Dave Madison, 424-8910)
Sunburst High School, 2 p.m. (Contact: Nancy Lanell, 937-2811)

Friday March 13
Great Falls High School, 8:52 a.m. (Contact: Steve Bennetts, 268-6250)
Dutton High School, 10:30 a.m. (Contact: Norma Clements, 476-3424)
Power High School, 1:15 p.m. (Contact: Patty Goodsmanson, 463-2251)


Specific information about the more than 100 degree options will be available and students can learn about some of the scholarship opportunities available to them.


In addition, MSU Billings will host a Yellowjacket Social on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at MacKenzie River Pizza Co., in Great Falls. The Yellowjacket Social is open to prospective college students, current students and MSU Billings or Eastern Montana College alumni. People can learn about the university from the perspective of someone who has graduated or is currently enrolled. The pizza dinner is hosted by the university so anyone interested can stop by for an evening of food and good conversation.


MSU Billings is a comprehensive university based in Montana’s largest city and offers one of the best values in the Montana University System. Students can earn two-year and four-year degrees through the colleges of Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Technology.


For more information for the visits, contact Kealy Dowd in New Student Services at or 896-5910.