From the President: Be our guest as we celebrate this historic moment

Bill Kennedy, President & CEO

This fall, students, faculty, and staff will begin classes in the newly constructed Yellowstone Science and Health Building. We’ve planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. MDT, followed by a reception and tour. This historic moment will be a time for celebration, and we want you to be part of it.

Without the generous support of donors like you, we would not have realized this vision. In 2018, the MSU Billings Foundation completed its $5 million capital campaign to match a $10 million grant from the State of Montana to remodel and expand the existing Science Building. In September 2019, construction began on a three-story 30,000 square-foot addition, plus remodels to the original 74-year-old structure, creating 16 teaching labs, 11 research labs, classrooms, and study spaces. This new facility will house the College of Health Professions and Science.

As we get ready for the big reveal, I invite you to learn why longtime MSU Billings donors Gareld and Barbara Krieg lent their support to this project. I’ll give you a hint: they wanted to inspire students like chemistry major and 2021 Goldwater Scholar James Unzaga.

It’s not too late to be part of this legacy — buy a commemorative brick.

Once again, we are deeply grateful for your support of MSU Billings and its students.