UMAA Regional Groups and Events

UMAA regional groups connect Montana alumni within a certain geographic boundary to each other and the University. These groups organize activities such as social, recreational and educational gatherings that encourage both professional and social networking. The regional group leaders are alumni volunteers who are working hard to keep you connected to your Montana family, wherever you are.

We hope you that you will consider starting or participating in a regional group in your area!

Whatcom County Regional Group

Anne Rasmussen '98; (360) 319-9219

Ann Bodle-Nash '11; (360) 391-1696

Seattle Regional Group

Kris Kloser '89; (206) 605-5251

Southern California Regional Group         Southern California Regional Group Facebook

Nikki Gabriel MS, LMFT, CVA '99; 818-473-0088

New York Regional Group

Will Walter '78; 308-379-7160

Billings Regional Group

Mike Larson '82; 406-672-4470

Upcoming Events:

Southern California Regional Alumni Group
2016 Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 26, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm – Beer and Games
Angel City Brewery – Located in downtown LA. This is a terrific opportunity to come together and network with University of Montana alumni from around Southern California. The Angel City Brewery is excited to be a part of the brewing renaissance of Downtown LA by brining old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. You can visit for more information.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm – Brunch and Beer
Golden Road Brewing – Located off the 5 freeway just North of Downtown LA. This popular Los Angeles brewery is beloved by locals and visitors alike. A socially minded company, Golden Road Brewing is all about bringing tasty IPA's to the masses that are sustainable and eco-friendly. You can visit for more information.

Please send RSVP for any events through the Facebook Group, or by email to Include the names of everyone attending in your party, and year graduated or guest. You may also send any questions related to the event. A confirmation email with more details will be sent by the Thursday proceeding each event date.

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Event Recaps:

Angel City Brewery EventSouthern California Regional Brewery Tour

There was a great turnout for the gathering at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. Around 20 alums got together to network, catch up and enjoy some of LA's best craft beers. (Click the image on the right to enlarge)

Whatcom County Regional Group Happy Hour

Whatcom County

Alumni in Bellingham, Wash., had a pleasant evening on the deck of the Bellingham Golf Course and Country Club. Group co-coordinator Anne Rasmussen reported, “It was a small group of alums, but I know I really, really enjoyed myself. Good conversation – great people.”

Seattle Regional Group Mariner's Game

Seattle Regional Mariner's GameIt was a great turnout of over 65 attendees (40+ alums) at the Seattle Alumni/Mariner game on Sunday, May 31st.  Old friends were re-aquainted and new friends were made.  Below are comments from some of the attendees:

“Last Sunday was almost perfect (except of course for the final score)…”  -Carol Richards

“…enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one. ”  -Tim Wynne

“…what a turnout!”  -Karin Larson-Pollock

“…My wife and I enjoyed it.  We look forward to the next event.”  -Dave Ward

“…was a lot of fun and great to see you guys!”  -Mark Cenis

“…the experience was fun…a great time overall.”  -Chad Williams

For more information contact UMAA by emailing or calling 877 UM ALUMS.