Alumni Stories

MSUB Alumni Powwow Breakfast postponed

Rising Delta variant infections rates give organizers pause Billings, Mont. (Sept. 14, 2021) – The MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni have postponed the 2021 Alumni Powwow Breakfast, slated for Saturday, Sept. 18, citing rising coronavirus Delta variant infection rates. “It is with a heavy heart that we made this decision. The MSU Billings Powwow and Read more…

Yellowjacket Athletic Association announces Bruce Parker Athletics Scholarship Endowment

Bruce Parker BILLINGS, Mont. – The Yellowjacket Athletics Association (YAA) announced Tuesday that the department’s Athletics Scholarship Endowment would be renamed the Bruce Parker Athletics Scholarship Endowment in honor of the late Montana athletics legend Bruce Parker ’79. “While I had the privilege of only knowing Bruce for such a short time, his passion for Read more…

Charlene Scoles promoted to senior compliance officer

Scoles joined Argent subsidiary AmeriTrust in 2006 Charlene Scoles, Class of ’87 TULSA, Okla., May 27, 2021 – Charlene Scoles, a longtime employee of Tulsa wealth management firm AmeriTrust, has been promoted to senior compliance officer for Argent Fiduciary Consulting Services (AFCS). Both AmeriTrust and AFCS are subsidiaries of Ruston, Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group. In this Read more…

Passion for science drives donor’s engagement

Gareld Krieg, Yellowstone Science and Health Building donor. Although Gareld Krieg never attended MSU Billings, his ties to the institution are many. As a boy, he learned about Eastern Montana State Normal School through a faculty member who was a friend of his mother’s. His Boys Scouts program brought him on campus. Gareld recalled how Read more…

Meet Golden Graduate Clark Swan

When Clark Swan was asked what advice he had for current and future students, his advice was simple. “No matter what, never, ever give up on yourself and the wonderful people in your support group. And never quit learning—especially with what your kids and grandkids can offer.” Swan took his own advice and never, ever Read more…

Congratulations to new alumni joining the Yellowjacket community

Hannah G. Olson Dear Alumni, Springtime means a great deal to many— whether you are ready to spend more time outdoors and recover from the wintertime blues, or you are gearing up to graduate, there is renewed energy and plenty to look forward to. This is true throughout each community, and it is true on Read more…