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Montana Emissaries Introduction

Homecoming 2019 marks the launch of the Montana Emissaries. With the ongoing positive changes taking place on campus we are rebranding and transforming the House of Delegates (HOD) into an entity that aligns with the Strategic Plan of UMAA. Current HOD members are invited and encouraged to join the new group and participate in the refocused initiatives of the organization, and recruitment of new members will begin immediately. Below are the requirements to participate in the Montana Emissaries:

Mission

To engage with the University of Montana, under the direction of UMAA, through voluntary service that connects and organizes Alumni, assists recent graduates and current students, and attracts new generations of UM students. 

Requirements

  • Desire to give back to UM through volunteer service
  • Active membership in UMAA
  • Willingness to follow the tenets of the Emissaries’ mission 

Activities

  • Semi-annual informational conferences either in person or virtually to receive updates from UM and UMAA
  • Primary conference will be held on the Friday of Homecoming weekend as both a physical meeting (in the University Center) and virtually
  • The second meeting will be held in a virtual environment, following the UMAA spring board meeting
  • Access to exclusive “Town Hall” meetings
  • Participation in opinion surveys on key issues 

Call to Action in Home Communities

  • Gather alumni for networking (organize “Griz on Tap” events, watch parties, lectures and “meet and greets,” etc.)
  • Assist with Alumni Chapter development
  • Welcome and mentor new alumni
  • Connect with prospective students and/or their parents
  • Deliver materials to local high schools, connect with counselors and participate in college recruiting fairs
  • Assist visiting Admissions staff or other University personnel

Benefits

  • Satisfaction of giving back to UM in a meaningful way
  • Emissaries roster listing on the UMAA website
  • University recognition of the Emissary group in publications and webpages
  • Greater access to UM president and administrators
  • Correspondence from the president, vice president of communications and UMAA staff
  • Access to Homecoming football tickets in the Emissaries block
  • Discounts on Alumni merchandise

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For questions, contact:
Jodi Moreau
406-243-6124 | toll-free 877-862-5867
jodi.moreau@umontana.edu