Impact Stories

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…

Goldwater Scholar finds inspiration in new Science Building

James Unzaga, recipient of the 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Plenty of ink has been spilled in advocacy for the Yellowstone Science and Health Building (YSHB). The most compelling argument is clear: current and future MSU Billings students need it, and the future needs MSU Billings students. Consider James Unzaga. Unzaga is a first-generation college student Read more…

Dollar$ and Sense: Why scholarships are essential to MSU Billings students

Bill Kennedy, President & CEO Let’s face it; college is expensive. The rising cost of tuition and fees is taking a toll on students nationwide. Here at MSU Billings, we understand the enormous financial burden students shoulder. We also know that an MSU Billings education can position students for success long after leaving our classrooms. Read more…

It is never too late to pursue your calling

Mark Lambott, Graduate Student In 2019, I decided to take the plunge and enroll at MSU Billings in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Going back to school at age 45 was one of the best decisions I have ever made. As a non-traditional student, I knew I would need financial assistance Read more…

Donor support made my dream degree possible

Haylee Koon, Senior MSU Billings has been an excellent opportunity for me to continue my education at the collegiate level. I chose MSU Billings because the student-to-teacher ratio is great, and it feels like I can get to know my professors and peers. The smaller school experience helps students feel like they matter, which was Read more…

Donor leads by doing, establishes student engagement award

Neil Beyer Neil Beyer is a staunch supporter of MSU Billings and higher education. He believes that an educated citizenry is in the best interest of Billings, Montana, and the country. Beyer is a residential Realtor®, founder of a family-owned ELEPHAS Real Estate Group brokered by eXp Realty. He feels strongly about sustaining and supporting Read more…