Welcome from the Chancellor
Dear Friends of Wine, Food and MSU Billings,
Welcome to Montana State University Billings and the 2017 Wine & Food Festival. Thank you for joining us as we gather for the 25th anniversary year of this extraordinary event.
The Wine & Food Festival requires the creative talents of scores of volunteers. Ms. Jeanne Moller leads the team and directs the Festival’s planning, assisted by co-chairs Michelle Dawson and Sheila Christopherson. The MSU Billings Foundation staff and Board of Trustees provide assistance, led by the President and CEO, Bill Kennedy. The Festival would not happen without the support and assistance of its many partners and sponsors.
The funds raised during the Festival provide scholarships for students attending MSU Billings. During the Festival, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of these students about their challenges and achievements, their plans and dreams. After hearing how their lives have been transformed, I am sure that you will share my confidence in the future.
MSU Billings uses the tag line Access & Excellence to remind us of the importance of helping each student reach his or her educational, professional and personal goals. The Festival is also a celebration of the accomplishments of the faculty and staff at MSUB, and we remain committed to providing an excellent education for our students. Your continuing support for our students helps make this possible.
We hope you will enjoy friendly conversations, fantastic food and amazing wines, and take part in the many educational experiences offered throughout Wine & Food Festival 2017. We trust that you will have a memorable time. Open your hearts, bid generously, and rally around the “Scholarship Lot.” We invite you to visit your University whenever you have the opportunity!
Dr. Ron Larsen
MSU Billings Chancellor