UM President Visits Lewistown, Great Falls on Seventh Stop of Outreach Tour

March 19, 2014

MISSOULA – University of Montana President Royce Engstrom heads to Lewistown and Great Falls Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25-26 as part of the “We are Montana” tour of the state. Engstrom and other senior UM leaders will meet with and listen to educators, alumni, students, legislators and community members.

“I always enjoy the opportunity to visit communities across our state to strengthen our connections with the people we serve as a flagship university,” Engstrom said. “We continue to build connections with Montanans across this great state and share the stories of our outstanding students, faculty and alumni. This outreach tour will help us achieve those goals.”

The UM Alumni Association will host a community event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Mighty Mo Brewing Co., located at 412 Central Ave. in Great Falls. The event will offer community members a chance to meet with Engstrom and connect with alumni and friends. It is free and open to the public, and participants are encouraged to wear Griz gear.  

University officials will visit Fergus County High School from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. They also plan to visit Great Falls high schools on Wednesday, March 26.

Prior legs of the president’s “We are Montana” tour stopped in 29 towns, traveling a total of 3,500 miles. Engstrom will conclude his tour in April with visits to Missoula-area high schools.

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Note to the media: Interviews with Engstrom may be arranged in advance by calling Rebecca Power, assistant to the president, at 406-243-2311 or by emailing rebecca.power@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Peggy Kuhr, UM vice president for integrated communications, 406-243-2311, peggy.kuhr@umontana.edu.