UM Charter Day 2015

February 12, 2015

Charter Day festivities celebrate the anniversary of the University of Montana’s chartering by the Montana Legislature in 1893. Charter Day also honors the strong connections between the University community and the Missoula community.

An award ceremony is held each year to honor the University and its dedication to excellence by recognizing exemplary campus and community members.

The University of Montana celebrates its 122nd birthday on Thursday, February 12th with a noon-hour party and a 5:30 p.m. Charter Day awards ceremony and reception.

The birthday festivities are held each year to celebrate the anniversary of UM’s chartering by the Montana Legislature in 1893 and to honor the University and its dedication to excellence. Charter Day events are free and open to the public.

Missoula Mayor John Engen will present an official proclamation of University of Montana Day. A reception will follow the ceremony.

UM Provost Perry Brown will present the 2015 Charter Day awards.

2015 Charter Day Award Winners

ASUM Student Service Award

Mike Hopkins

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Wilena Old Person

The George M. Dennison
Presidential Staff Award

Cary Shimek

The George M. Dennison
Presidential Faculty Award

Ronald Wakimoto

Outstanding Service to the
External Community Award

Nancy Marra

Neil S. Bucklew
Presidential Service Award

Deborah McWhinney

Robert T. Pantzer
Presidential Humanitarian Award

Stephen Kalm

The Tom Boone
Town and Gown Award

Karen Adams

Montana Alumni Award

Don Cowles

John Ruffato Memorial Award

Shawn F. Clouse


  Past Charter Day Award Recipients



2014 Charter Day Awards Photos

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