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November 08, 2012


Operation Smile UM is open for new member enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year. The University of Montana student group will hold an informational and recruitment meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Curry Health Center Room 008.

The group will discuss upcoming fundraising efforts and how members can become actively involved.

“The officers and academic adviser have brought a new energy to the group this year and we are gearing up for a productive year,” said Nick O’Neal, president of Operation Smile UM.

Operation Smile UM is a local group that is working to raise awareness and support for the larger nonprofit organization Operation Smile Inc. Every year Operation Smile Inc. provides life-saving cleft palate reconstructive surgeries to individuals all over the world and training for local community doctors to continue performing the surgeries.

Operation Smile UM group membership is divided into two levels. The $10 level includes just the membership fees, while the $15 level includes the membership fees and a group T-shirt. 

For more information email O’Neal at or call Jennifer Closson, faculty adviser at 406-243-5261 or email





Contact: Jennifer Closson, faculty adviser, Operation Smile UM, 406-243-5261,; Nick O’Neal, president, Operation Smile UM,