2012 Annual Report
On the Cover The Broussard family (on the cover) gave Flathead Valley Community College $4 million, the largest gift ever given to the college, to build a nursing and health science center as a tribute to the late Rebecca Chaney Broussard, a former nurse and philanthropist. To fund the completion of the building, the Broussard family challenged the community to contribute the remaining $1 million. Thanks to our community, the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation celebrated a milestone this year as it raised $1,364,837, surpassing its $1 million goal by 36 percent..
On May 22, members of the campus and area communities gathered to watch the Broussard family and FVCC dignitaries, along with college health care and health science faculty and students, break ground on the collegeâ€™s first privatelyfunded building. The center will house classes and labs for FVCC nursing programs, as well as other health sciences programs, and will include a student health clinic to provide affordable basic health care services to FVCC students.
First graduating class of FVCCâ€™s Associate of Science in Nursing program
Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science
Dear Friends, We have many reasons to be proud. During a time when the economic recession has impacted our region significantly, the people of Northwest Montana have sought new ways to support themselves and their families. The communities of Northwest Montana are built on individuals who can meet any challenge and rise above any circumstance. In addition, our communities are supported many individuals who are passionate about giving their time, energies and resources to help those in need better their futures. As president during the past 11 years, I have seen our college double in size and serve record numbers of students who have all come to FVCC with the common goal of investing in their futures and in the futures of our local, state and national economies. I also have seen the benefit of the partnerships and generosity from those who truly care about impacting our students and their success.
â€œIt may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to build a college.â€?
I have been fortunate to work with other community colleges on the national and international levels. And while other colleges may have more students, more resources and more recognition, I can tell you that no other community college has the community support and partnerships that we have here at FVCC. Thanks to you, FVCC has become an exceptional college, and our many achievements have happened because of your support and because of your confidence in our students. You have made a difference in the lives of our students and their futures, and for that, we are forever grateful. With gratitude,
Jane A. Karas, Ph.D. President
When Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus was appointed to serve on a bipartisan 12-member Joint Select Committee charged with reaching a deal on national deficit reduction, he reached out to FVCC students and asked them to submit their ideas. FVCC Scholars Program students Ursula DeStefano, Tracy Lost-Bear, Lisa Seelye and Heather Fraley answered his call by coming together to brainstorm ideas, volunteering nearly eight hours of their time for this special project without receiving extra credit. Under the guidance of The Scholars Program Director Ivan Lorentzen; Outreach Coordinator, Career Pathways and Running Start Jeremy Fritz; and Executive Director, Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning Brad Eldredge, Ph.D., the students reviewed Congressional Budget Office reports on the deficit, read various deficit reduction proposals and discussed and developed their own ideas for deficit reduction solutions. Their ideas, discussions and recommendations on various topics, such as health care, taxes, Social Security and defense spending, that reached consensus were summarized into a six-page report that was presented to Senator Baucus.
“The experience was a very unique opportunity. I hope the project will provide a spark to start something revolutionary in our national government. Maybe someone will take an interest in one of our ideas, or maybe our ideas will have an influence in some way. In the end, it all comes down to FVCC students having a real impact on our national government.” Lisa Seelye FVCC Scholars Program Student
With the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that the registered nursing workforce will be the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020, FVCC expanded its nursing curriculum this year by launching an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. The two-year program prepares students to take the national certification examination for registered nurses and joins the college’s Certified Nurse’s Aide training and Practical Nursing program. In Flathead and Lincoln counties alone, the number of available registered nursing jobs is projected to grow by 24 percent, with 375 jobs opening in the next 10 years. This is double the growth projected elsewhere in the state of Montana.
“As our population continues to age, the need for registered nurses continues to rise. Having this program at the college will prepare our community for good-paying jobs in the booming health care industry while providing top quality health care to patients across the region.” Myrna Ridenour Director, FVCC Nursing Program
Preparing for the Future
FVCC’s leadership in community service received national recognition this year as it was named to the 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. This past year, 429 FVCC students provided more than 7,700 volunteer community service hours, and 83 Campus Corps members provided 42,000 hours of service through their clinical hours, internships, externships, and student teaching. According to Janaya Okerlund, service learning supervisor and Campus Corps coordinator, volunteering plays a vital role in building confidence in students while teaching them key skills that will help them succeed throughout their lives.
“Elementary students improve their reading and math skills, residents and visitors are assisted through emergency services, low income families receive new homes, troubled teens are mentored, elderly residents gain new friends, local children are provided warm meals, abandoned pets are cared for, less fortunate residents receive the resources they need to succeed...this list goes on and on. I see how community service impacts our students, and I see them grow from their experiences. The students never realized how much help is needed in our community until they got involved. They are empowered by their experiences. It’s meaningful to them to make a difference.” Janaya Okerlund Service Learning Supervisor and Campus Corps Coordinator
Symone Atondo has always had a passion for cooking and loved to apply her passion to large groups at her church.
The single mother of three’s future took a turn when a pastor asked her what she was going to with her skills. Little did she know that his simple question would inspire her to enroll in The Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC and later put her on a mission to help others. In the spring, she donated an in-home fine dining experience for the Flathead Food Bank Soup and Supper Auction Benefit. To help her, she recruited a couple of her fellow classmates to join her in preparing and serving the meal. She also entered a recipe contest through the Samaritan House homeless shelter in Kalispell. Her recipe, “Red Velvet Cake with a Twist,” was inspired by the Waldorf-Astoria red velvet cake recipe she learned in school. She took the original recipe, made a few tweaks, including removing all gluten, and created a dessert she thinks “tastes better than the original.” So did the judges.
Symone placed first in the dessert category, and her recipe was published in the Samaritan House’s “Come To Our Table: The Community Cookbook of Sharing and Caring” which raises funds for the organization and awareness of homelessness. Symone’s donation of one of her finished cakes to the Samaritan House Cowboy Up Auction raised an additional $400 for the organization. “I’m happy I’ve finally found my way to give back. I am trying to instill in my children the value of helping others. After all, what better thing in life is there than helping other people? That’s why we’re here.” Symone Atondo Student, The Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC
Cake with a Cause
FVCC graphic design student Amanda Haynes had recently lost a close friend to a long battle with cancer when the FVCC Nursing Department began looking for someone to produce the college’s very own Pink Glove Dance video in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness and to bring hope and smiles to those impacted by the disease. When Amanda learned of the opportunity, she jumped all over it. With the help of the college’s Institutional Advancement Office, Amanda spent a week filming and producing the video featuring 270 students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and friends of the college who united together to raise awareness for the cause. When the video was released last October, FVCC became the first organization in Montana to produce its own Pink Glove Dance video, joining thousands of organizations from health care facilities to other colleges and universities across the nation.
“This was a very creative, upbeat project, and that’s how my friend was up until the very end of his fight. I liked the message it would send not only to our community but around the globe.” Amanda Haynes FVCC Graphic Design Student
record class of 403 graduates recognized at commencement this year; yet, he stood out with distinction because of his ambition and spirit for community service. FVCC President Dr. Jane Karas presented him the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award, a national honor awarded to 162 college students from across the nation this year. Corey’s passion for community service is richly demonstrated in his commitment to rescue volunteer work. When he’s not searching for avalanche victims, looking for missing hikers, or finding lost skiers, he is volunteering with the Big Mountain Fire Department, working with Flathead County Search and Rescue, training with Kalispell’s A.L.E.R.T. air ambulance, instructing Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care classes or teaching CPR classes for ski patrollers, EMTs, nurses and search and rescue personnel.
Rescue Hero “Corey’s commitment to continuing his service through Montana Campus Corps is a testament to his desire to serve. A dedicated student both in the classroom and in the field, we are fortunate to have such a devoted student, citizen, and hero in our community.” Jane A. Karas, Ph.D. FVCC President
Corey Ledbetter was among FVCC’s
Nancy Gordley, longtime Flathead Valley Community College Foundation Board member, was recognized this year with the Eagle Award, the college’s most prestigious honor. A 17-year volunteer member of the FVCC Foundation Board, Nancy was recognized for her leadership as Foundation Board chair for many years and for serving in key roles for major fundraising events and activities that helped grow the Foundation’s assets from $60,000 to more than $7 million over the last two decades. In addition to serving as chair of the Foundation’s Building for Success campaign which was instrumental in making the dream of the college’s Occupational Trades Building, Arts and Technology Building and Early Childhood Center come true, she established an endowed scholarship fund in honor of her late husband, Jim, to ensure the futures of FVCC students. Outside the college, Nancy supports FVCC students as she has hired four as part-time employees for her business, Great Harvest Bread Company, in Kalispell.
“Nancy’s dedication to the future of FVCC and to the futures of our students speaks volumes and has been influential to other Foundation Board members. With her leadership, the Board has continued to function as a highly-effective unit to bring the best of the college to the community and the best of the community to the college.” Jane A. Karas, Ph.D. FVCC President
With limited exposure to diversity due to its isolated geographic location, FVCC has made providing enriching, cultural education opportunities a priority for its students and members of the Flathead Valley community. This year, FVCC offered numerous free multicultural events to the community including a Flathead Valley Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration featuring Rabbi Allen Secher and live musical performances by blues guitarist Andre Floyd and the Crown of the Continent Choir; Native American song and dance performances by the Diamond Creek Singers and the Whirl Wind Dance Troupe; and a presentation on Tibetan history and art, including a traditional Tibetan butter sculpture demonstration by Tibetan Monk Lama Paljor.
In addition to hosting its fourth annual semester abroad program in Venice, Italy, and second annual spring break tour in London, England, the college expanded its study abroad program by taking its first group of students to Ecuador where they explored the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin and the capitol city of Quito while earning up to six college credits.
“As our world becomes more interconnected, the necessity of studying abroad and being exposed to and informed of various cultures has never been greater for American students. International academic experiences and knowledge of foreign cultures are invaluable assets in today’s job market.” Mick Stemborski Multicultural Services and Study Abroad Coordinator
Career Coach Last fall, FVCC became the first college in Montana to launch Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students, community members and others to explore career opportunities in Northwest Montana. The tool provides real-time, local information including detailed wage estimates, job trends and up-to-date job postings as well as a resume builder to help students and job seekers quickly and efficiently construct resumes that highlight key skills and job experience..
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“We wanted to offer a free, simple, easy-to-use tool that would become a key resource for our community. It’s an excellent way to learn about the necessary training and education needed to become qualified for specific jobs. Not only is it a beneficial tool for job seekers, it is a vital resource for local high school and college counselors, area workforce development agencies and market research analysts.” Karen Darrow FVCC Career Development Coordinator
FVCC Career Development Coordinator Karen Darrow, who connects area employers with FVCC students and alumni for jobs and internships, was instrumental in bringing the tool to FVCC and making it available to FVCC students and the Flathead Valley community.
Five years ago, FVCC launched College for a Day to provide area high school juniors a hands-on approach to learning about college, the opportunities it presents and the resources available to help students afford it. This spring, FVCC welcomed over 750 local high school students to campus for the day-long event. Students from Flathead, Glacier, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, and Whitefish high schools experienced the college classroom setting, met college instructors, explored the diverse career options available in the workforce and learned about saving money for college and the various financial resources that are available. Parkside Federal Credit Union partnered with the college by sponsoring the event and donating four $250 college scholarships.
â€œCollege for a Day provides the platform that allows students to dream about the possibility of advancing their skills, giving them hope that if they work hard in that direction, their dreams will come to fruition. From time to time, students need support from resources outside of their family, and College for a Day provides that opportunity. Parkside strongly believes in supporting financial resources to families, such as this, and that is why we donated $1,000 in scholarships for College for a Day participants to enter to win to help them achieve their dreams.â€? Jeremy Presta President and CEO, Parkside Federal Credit Union
College for a Day
FVCC’s Logger Sports Team celebrated this year with an undefeated season, highlighted by its fourteenth national championship title and its capture of the Top Sportsmanship Award at the national competition. When the nation’s top logger sports team isn’t putting in long hours of practice, hitting the books, or traveling to and from their next competitions, members of the team are out in the community volunteering their time, skills and strength to participate in various community service projects. The engineering, forestry, medical, parks and recreation, and photography majors understand the important roles that practice, discipline and good sportsmanship play in their success; yet, their commitment to serving the community is what truly makes them winners.
“This team puts in a lot of community service every year. Not only do they practice hard and put in a lot of time, we expect them to go out and give back to our community. It’s our way of saying thank you to everyone in our community who has helped us and supported us.” Annie Beall Logger Sports Team Coach
FVCC’s Student Built House Program commemorated its 15th year by taking on a new type of project— constructing a 2,800-square-foot system-built, transportable house comprised of two halves. Building Trades Apprentice Program Coordinator Greg Waldrop said the decision came after evaluating the local housing market and deciding this type of home would best meet the needs of the local community. Nineteen building trades students, comprised of high school students enrolled in the college’s Running Start program and students who were displaced from their previous jobs, worked meticulously at the construction site building the home to meet code requirements as if the home was constructed on its permanent foundation. What the students produced was a well-built home that could withstand the stress of being transported from one location to another.
“We’re so grateful that FVCC has this great program. It’s very rewarding to be a part of this program knowing that this was an invaluable learning experience and that the students are learning the correct methods and techniques of construction. This is a great way to give back and support our local college.”
According to Greg, the construction crew that transported the home was very impressed with the durability of the house. “They couldn’t believe the house resisted the typical outcomes that occur when houses are transported,” he said. Greg calls FVCC’s Student Built House Program, that was developed in partnership with the Flathead Building Association, a win-win. “Our students benefit from the high value skill sets they learn from working on the job, and our community members benefit by having the opportunity to purchase affordable, high-quality, well-built homes constructed by hardworking and dedicated students.” Scott and Michelle Hadwin, who purchased the home for Michelle’s father, couldn’t agree more.
Michelle Hadwin Co-owner of the McDonald’s Restaurants in Kalispell, Whitefish and Libby
Distinguished Alumni FVCC surveying graduate Ryan Mitchell knows first-hand how well prepared students are when they graduate from FVCC. In fact, as Kalispell office manager of Robert Peccia & Associates, a global civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm based out of Helena, Ryan makes it a priority to hire FVCC graduates for the Kalispell branch. “It’s simply because I know the quality of students they produce. I experienced it first-hand. I know how well prepared I was when I transferred to Bozeman.” When Ryan is not working on the job, he can be found on the FVCC campus mentoring students or providing support to engineering and surveying faculty. Ryan’s continuous commitment was recognized at the Ambassadors & Alumni spring luncheon where he was presented the college’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award.
“I think there is something special about FVCC and its ability to train people in a way that other schools aren’t. The problem-solving capabilities of students and individuals coming out of FVCC are remarkable, and that is a key reason why we look highly upon FVCC graduates for jobs within our company.” Ryan Mitchell 2012 FVCC Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Chair, FVCC Alumni Council Office Manager, Robert Peccia & Associates Kalispell Branch
Kris Long has two passions—working in the field as a paramedic and teaching her students no two chest pains are the same. Kris began her career as a police officer before enrolling in an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course at her local community college so she could become an even better police officer. That launched her 25-year career as a paramedic, and she continues to go strong today. After moving to Montana, Kris served as a 911 Dispatcher for Lake and Flathead Counties, a member of Three Rivers EMS, and a medical assistant at Family Health Care. To fill the need for an EMS service west of Kalispell, she founded West Flathead EMS in 2009 where she serves as the EMS Captain for the volunteer fire department. In addition to her role as program director of FVCC’s paramedicine program, she was instrumental in this year’s establishment of FVCC’s emergency management program, the first of its kind in the state of Montana. Kris was recognized as a “Hometown Hero” in the spring 2012 issue of Flathead Living magazine for her leadership and dedication to the safety of our community.
“Community service is about doing what you can to make your community as a whole a better place to be, a place where you are proud to call home. You know that what you give will bring comfort to people during difficult times in their lives, and recognition is not expected for your deeds. I consider it a privilege as well as an honor to be part of the community of public safety professionals, both in my career and through my volunteer work, in Flathead County, in the state of Montana and in our nation.” Kris Long FVCC Paramedicine and Emergency Management Program Director
When Buffalo Hill Golf Course held a grand opening celebration for its newest addition, a long-awaited driving range, FVCC building trades, heavy equipment operator and cabinet and furniture technology students were spotlighted for their roles in bringing the dream of a driving range at Buffalo Hill to life. Hundreds of Buffalo Hill members and the local golfing industry’s biggest supporters showed up to commemorate the historical moment and applaud the students and their instructors, Greg Waldrop, Chris Moore and Robert Woody, for their hard work to provide Buffalo Hill Golf Course the missing link to its facility. “This new driving range will introduce the game at Buffalo Hill to a whole new level, and it is really going to expand our club’s abilities,” said Buffalo Hill Golf Course Superintendent Jon Heselwood. “This makes Buffalo Hill a true world-class resort.” The project involved the heavy equipment operator students excavating and constructing the new driving range, the building trades students constructing a new equipment storage building and the cabinet and furniture technology students constructing the cabinetry lockers in the club storage building. Susie Burch, FVCC executive director, economic development and continuing education, called the new driving range “a splendid addition to our community” and recognized golf as being an economic driver and a key contributor to the quality of life in the Flathead Valley.
Economic Driver “What a wonderful, meaningful and rewarding opportunity this was for our students. These were real-world experiences that will be invaluable to their futures. This is a perfect example of a win-win for our college and our community.” Susie Burch FVCC Executive Director, Economic Development and Continuing Education rewarding opportunity this was for our students. These were
Pioneering Partnership FVCC Chemistry Instructor David Long calls the college’s partnership with Zinc Air Inc. a great success. David, along with his colleague Mariusz Gajewski, spent this year working with the Columbia Falls-based company to provide their chemistry students invaluable opportunities to conduct cutting-edge undergraduate research on elements within Zinc Air batteries and their potential to reduce battery degradation. The students presented their findings in Butte at the Montana Academy of Science and American Chemical Society Meeting in Miniature Conference. Cassia Wagner was one of those students. “Conducting research for Zinc Air gave me taste of what being a scientist is actually like,” said Cassia. “I learned the frustration and thrill of tackling real world problems in a laboratory environment, and I fell in love with it. I chose to become a chemistry major after performing that research. Now as a student at Montana State University, it is far easier to get a job or a summer internship because I already have research experience under my belt.”
“The research programs at FVCC offer outstanding experiences for students, instructors, and local industry and businesses. The exposure of the students to cutting-edge developments is an excellent screen for aptitude and interest, and it provides a direct interface between the students and local engineers and scientists. Our staff at Zinc Air Inc. have been impressed by the quality of the students and the research at FVCC, and we consider these efforts favorably in our company’s recruitment plans.” Ron Brost, Ph.D., P.Eng. Chief Technical Officer Zinc Air Incorporated
Next year, the college’s Chemistry Department will continue working with the company after receiving a $43,795 grant from the Montana Space Grant Consortium to support undergraduate research in organic chemistry and electrochemistry for studies on the Zinc Air fuel cell.
Major General and Mrs. Paul Vallely of Bigfork paid a lasting tribute to their son, Private First Class Scott Paul Vallely, this year by establishing the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Endowed Scholarship in honor of his memory and service to our country. The Vallelys founded the scholarship with the goal of providing valuable educational assistance to members of the Armed Forces, as well as veterans, who have served our country in peace and war. The family invites others throughout the community to join them in supporting our nation’s servicemen and women by donating to the fund each year to help grow the fund and the number of scholarships that can be awarded to qualified students.
A Lasting Tribute
photo credit: Bigfork Eagle/Camillia Lanham
“To be honored with such a profound opportunity to continue the Vallelys’ legacy is humbling. Following the example Scott has set, I am challenged to strive to become a worthy leader in my community, so that Scott’s sacrifice will always be remembered.” Andrew Hart 11B, Infantryman Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Montana Mentor Suzy Williams
“I support the college because I believe education is so important. FVCC allows anyone who wants to further his or her dreams—from learning to drive a truck or weld, to having the necessary courses to become a nurse or even further education to become a teacher, doctor or engineer. Scholarships are readily available to those who need it, thanks to the dedication of the Foundation and support of teachers and staff. I am proud to be a part of FVCC and the community that supports the dreams of students no matter their ages.” Suzy Williams 2012 Montana Mentor Award Winner
has been called FVCC’s biggest cheerleader. In addition to serving as the founding chair of the FVCC Foundation’s Ambassadors and Alumni Association, which provides opportunities for alumni and friends to be active and engaged in FVCC, Suzy was instrumental in establishing FVCC’s Student Ambassadors Program which is comprised of a select group of students who assist the Foundation with fundraising activities. This year, Suzy volunteered her time and energy chairing the building campaign for the Rebecca Cheney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science, which successfully exceeded its $1 million goal by 36 percent. FVCC President Jane Karas recognized Suzy’s commitment to the college and community at commencement by presenting Suzy with the president’s annual Montana Mentor Award.
Chris Parson has served as the director of the Northwest Small Business Development Center for the last four years, but in January, he became a new fixture in the FVCC campus community. In his role, Chris assists entrepreneurs and small businesses with developing and improving their business plans, financial management, business management and marketing strategies, and other technical skills so they can optimize their performance in order to succeed in todayâ€™s ever-changing and dynamic business environment. In any given month, Chris mentors approximately 20 start-up and existing small businesses in Flathead, Lincoln and Lake counties by providing them with free, confidential one-on-one counseling.
Small Business Support â€œProviding local business owners with access to resources and business education plays a vital role in supporting the economic vitality of our community. I find it very rewarding to help our local businesses with business plan counseling, financial assistance and market research, and I enjoy guiding aspiring entrepreneurs in the right direction. Having FVCC host the local Small Business Development Center is a natural fit since both organizations have strong commitments to client and student success and to strengthening communities.â€? Chris Parson Director, Northwest Small Business Development Center
â€œAchieving student success is a top priority for me when teaching. Employers are looking to hire highly-educated surgical techs. This is one way health care facilities can ensure surgical safety, prevent surgical infections, and achieve successful outcomes for their patients.â€? Erin Howardson FVCC Surgical Technology Program Director
Under Surgical Technology Instructor Erin Howardson, FVCC received the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Merit Award for achieving a 100 percent graduate pass rate on the 2011 Certified Surgical Technologist examination, compared to the latest national average pass rate of 56.2 percent. This makes for the sixth consecutive year that FVCC surgical technology students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam.
FVCC graduated its largest class in the college’s 44-year history during the college’s spring 2012 commencement. FVCC awarded 434 degrees and certificates to 403 graduates.
The FVCC Board of Trustees, FVCC President Jane Karas and the college faculty recognized the college’s newest Emeritus Honorees, retired counselor George Shryock and retired vice president of instruction Kathy Hughes, at a special celebration. The special honor was presented to them for serving FVCC with distinction over their lengthy careers.
FVCC honored nearly 245 graduates for earning their General Education Development diplomas. FVCC’s Lincoln County Campus celebrated its high completion rate, helping 94.7 percent of students who entered the program in 2012 successfully complete their GEDs.
Last fall, FVCC began delivering its practical nursing associate of applied science degree program to Browning in partnership with Blackfeet Community College. The classes are taught by FVCC nursing faculty via interactive television and online classes with labs and clinical classes held at BCC and Browning area health care facilities. The two-year initiative is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Strengthening the Indigenous Nursing and Emergency Workforce Community Based Job Training Grant. FVCC introduced student housing last fall after entering into a five-year lease agreement with Kalispell Regional Healthcare for 16 apartments to rent as student housing units on their campus. This new endeavor, that provides opportunities for students to have access to affordable housing near the college campus, is an expansion of an existing partnership between FVCC and Kalispell Regional Healthcare that involves preparing FVCC students for careers in health care. “We recognize that partnerships between our health care system and other community resources are essential to fulfilling our mission of improving the health, comfort and lives of those in our region. From student housing on our campus to health care training programs at the college for our hospital’s future nurses and other health care workers, Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell Regional Healthcare complement one another’s needs. Together, through this unique symbiotic relationship, we are ensuring that our hospital will be staffed with local, qualified nurses and support staff for years to come.” Velinda Stevens President, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
FVCC honored its largest class of practical nursing graduates for successfully completing the two-year associate of applied science degree program. Twentyseven graduates from across Northwest Montana were honored during the college’s fifth annual pinning ceremony.
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FVCC’s Running Start program enrollment nearly doubled from last spring with 199 students enrolled in the program. The surge was influenced by a pilot program launched this spring that waives tuition and institutional fees for the first six credits, providing new opportunities for local high school and home-schooled juniors and seniors interested in the Running Start program but who cannot afford the cost to participate in the program. Molly Schmidt can attest to the program’s importance. According to Molly, the program inspired her new-found passion for brain and cognitive sciences and was instrumental in her acceptance into Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston this fall after graduating from Whitefish High School and earning an associate of science degree from FVCC this spring. “I knew Running Start would help me challenge myself and explore different subjects that aren’t available at the high school level. I feel much more prepared for what lies ahead because of the college experience I achieved at FVCC.” Molly Schmidt FVCC and Running Start Alumna
FVCC Mathematics Instructor Don Hickethier, Ph.D., was one of 73 mathematical sciences faculty members and the sole community college faculty member selected to serve as a Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year. Don, along with FVCC Chemistry Instructor Janice Alexander, Ph.D., was accepted to the Montana NASA EPSCoR Faculty Connections Program and received a travel fellowship to spend up to a week at a NASA research center. In addition, his article, “Covariant Derivatives on Null Submanifolds,” was published in the General Relativity and Gravitation journal.
Husband and wife award-winning national journalists Maury Povich and Connie Chung kicked off Flathead Valley Community College’s inaugural President’s Lecture Series with their presentation, “A Conversation with Maury and Connie.” The event opened a free five-part lecture series for the community that focused on the truth in journalism. The series continued with presentations by Dr. Deni Elliott, Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg; award-winning journalists and father and daughter Flathead Valley radio icons George Ostrom and Wendy Ostrom-Price; and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution National Economics Writer Michael Kanell. The college also partnered with the American Association of University Women Kalispell branch to present a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Miss Representation.”
Anmol Grace Manchala became the first student in FVCC history to be awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship awarded to our nation’s top community college students. A native of India, Anmol was one of 60 community college students in the nation to receive the award valued up to $30,000 per year that will assist her with the necessary expenses to achieve a bachelor’s degree at any four-year college or university of her choice in the United States. Anmol is currently attending Montana State University in Bozeman where she is studying pre-medicine.
FVCC Foundation Highlights Festival of Flavors 2011 was a tremendous success, raising record net proceeds of approximately $60,000 to provide five full-tuition scholarships for students and six grants for faculty and staff to support innovation in education. The 10-day festival, comprised of 13 events, highlighted eight of the Flathead Valley’s finest chefs and FVCC culinary arts students and culminated with a grand wine tasting event.
The legacy of Chuck Mercord was celebrated on January 24 when the Scholars Program at FVCC classroom was dedicated in his memory. Chuck was recognized as a true visionary and for his leadership in helping to establish Flathead Valley Community College in 1967 and the college’s non-profit Foundation in 1976 and for his service on the Foundation Board of Directors. The Mercord family continues to carry on Chuck’s legacy through their active roles in the Foundation, with Chuck’s wife Kathy serving on the Associate Board and their daughter, Leslie, serving as Foundation Board chair.
“Chuck understood how to make a difference. His selfless pursuit of excellence is why we are here today. And because behind every great man is a great woman, we honor Kathryn. Together, they have worked unselfishly to make our community a better place.” Ruth Ackroyd Retired FVCC Director, College Relations
The Ambassadors and Alumni of FVCC hosted a record gathering of 120 guests at its annual spring luncheon prepared by the students of The Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC. The event focused on FVCC’s emerging engineering program and featured a panel of FVCC alumni, faculty and students in the fields of engineering, surveying and physics.
The summer 2011 tours of the Bibler Home and Gardens kicked off with a special event featuring the unveiling of “Fertile Ground,” a new painting of the Bibler Gardens by renowned Bigfork artist Nancy Cawdrey. The spring 2012 tours opened with a Mother’s Day champagne brunch prepared by students of The Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC under the direction of instructor Chef Howard Karp. Combined, the Bibler Home and Gardens spring and summer tours were attended by 576 guests and raised $8,486 to support FVCC student scholarships and programs.
The FVCC Foundation welcomed a record crowd of 248 guests to its annual Scholarship Award Luncheon, which honored scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year. The event provided an opportunity for private scholarship donors to meet the student scholarship recipients. Donors were acknowledged for contributing over $420,800 in private donor scholarship awards helping 287 students attend college, both records for the college. Student scholarship recipients Tony Palmer, Shaunda Crutsinger, Tanner Morrison and Vera Salo addressed guests with their personal stories and the positive impact the scholarships have made on their lives.
2011-2012 Honor Roll of Donors Gifts and pledges received between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012
We gratefully acknowledge the following friends and businesses for their confidence and investment in the students and programs at Flathead Valley Community College. The Honor Roll of Donors includes donors who have contributed from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.
The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society is composed of friends who have remembered Flathead Valley Community College through establishment of an FVCC endowment fund, bequest, will, or other planned gift â€“ establishing a lasting legacy. AAUW Ruth Ackroyd Mentor Endowed Scholarship Fund Kathy and Greg Barkus The Beyer Family Foundation Founding President, Dr. Larry J. Blake, Sr., Endowed Scholarship Fund Kim and Mick Blodnick William M. Boehme, M.D. John Bowdish Jerome and Rebecca Broussard Family Endowed Scholarship Fund The Mary Grace Houlberg Certainty Scholarship Endowment Fund Theodore Chase Honors Symposium Endowment Fund Diamond Marketing Inc./Diamond Auto Glass Selma Dodge Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Ila B. Dousman Endowed Scholarship Fund Rose and James Ennis Endowed Scholarship Fund Mary Fetter Endowed Scholarship Fund Flathead County Tavern Association Endowed Scholarship Fund Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund Flathead Valley Community Theatre Endowment Fund Marion Foley Glacier Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund Jim Gordley Endowed Scholarship Fund Lawrence A. Goroski Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Eugene E. and Barbara P. Graf Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Joyce Greve Endowed Scholarship Fund Ora and Stanley Halvorson Endowed Scholarship Fund Ella Hanley and Jacobson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Thelma Hetland Mark Hodgson and Dorothy Jaquette Hodgson Memorial Scholarship Fund The Institute for Socioeconomic Studies Scholarship in Memory of Leonard M. Greene Marjory and Alvin Jacobson Memorial Art Scholarship Charlotte Kempf Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund Rita Johnson Endowment Fund for Nursing Students Viola Jore Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, and Stevens Konsberg Endowed Scholarship Fund
Lil and Jim Laidlaw Marcia and Tom Laux Karen Longhart Memorial Mathematics Education Endowed Scholarship Fund C. K. Logue Endowed Scholarship Fund Ellen and John MacMillan Endowed Scholarship Fund Mattson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Walt and Mary Louise Mauritson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Bill and Lois McClaren Endowed Scholarship Fund Perry and Luella Melton and Stephen F. Hagel Memorial Scholarship Fund Kathryn and Chuck Mercord Meredith Construction Co. Endowment for Building and Construction Trades Curtis and Evelyn Mitchell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Doug and Patsi Morton Endowment Fund Paul Boe Mosby Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Thomas C. Perry Endowed Scholarship Fund Dustin Petersen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Red Lion Hotels Endowed Scholarship Fund Rhoades Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Mel Ruder â€“ Ruder Educational Fund Christopher Savage Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Sliters Ace Lumber and Building Supply Endowed Scholarship Fund Owen E. Sowerwine, Alton Pearce, and Milton Mercord Memorial Scholarship Fund Robbie Sullivan Endowed Scholarship Fund Sullivan Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Cal Tassinari/Flathead Land Trust Endowed Scholarship Fund Mary Treloar Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund TRIO Employee Endowed Scholarship Fund Dick Uhde Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund Paul D. Wachholz Whitefish Mountain Resort Endowed Scholarship Fund Suzy and Paul Williams Paul T. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This is a special group of friends of FVCC with great dedication. Their generosity provides strength, educational excellence, and funding for the future. Golden Circle $1,000 and Above AAUW AXA Foundation Scholarship Fund Ruth and David Ackroyd American School Phyllis Anderson Tracy Anderson Arizona Community Foundation Assemblies of God Associated Logging Co. Carol and Richard Atkinson Michael Auten and Marie Cheney-Auten Margaret and Will Baird Bank of America Matching Gift Program Kathy and Greg Barkus The Estate of Wanda Bears The Bibler Foundation, Inc. Bigfork Lady Lions Margaret and Larry Blake, Jr. Michael Bliven and Julie Robertson Kim and Mick Blodnick Dr. Bill Boehme Leslie Breaux The Broussard Charitable Foundation The Broussard Family Susie and Jay Brown Browning High School Susie and Art Burch Kaye Callard and Bruce Woodmansee Jamie and Giuseppe Caltabiano - NXGEN Center of the Universe, Inc. Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical– Debbi and Dave Waldenberg John Chaney Charlo School District #7 Stephanie Christensen Citizen Potawatomi Nation Marie and Brian Clark George and Florence Clarkson Scholarship Fund Nancy and Steve Clawson The Cobb Foundation Anne and John Collins Connie and George Colonius Columbia Falls Lions Club Sue and Ed Corrigan CTA Architects Engineers Jim and Doris Daley Foundation Gerard d’Aquin Darby High School George Darrow D. A. Davidson & Co. Davidson Companies Dearborn Ranch Scholarship Fund Delta Kappa Gamma - Emily Leighty Scholarship Fund Divide County Dollars for Scholars Don “K” Chevrolet-Subaru Ila B. Dousman Fund, Inc.
Eagle Bend Junior Golf Association Eagle Foundation Mary and Bill Eisenlohr Gina and Steve Ellis Susan Ennis Evergreen School District No. 50 Sherill and Jon Fetveit Ann and Dan Fey First Interstate Bank First Presbyterian Church Flathead Conservation District Flathead County Democratic Women Flathead Education Foundation Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. Flathead Extension Homemakers Council Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Co. FVCC Adjunct Faculty Union FVCC Student Government Paulette and Mark Fopp Fort Peck Tribes Alice and David Fortenberry Suzanne Frank – WD Foundation Fun Beverage Gear Up Scholarship Fund Mary and Harry Gibson Glacier Bank Good Samaritan Society Megan Gordley Nancy Gordley Richard Gordon and Cheryl Watkins Peach and Gary Graeff Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Joyce Greve Jean and Jim Hagan Susan and David Handy Brenda and Eric Hanson Doris Harbert Scholarship Fund Sue and Tom Harding Donna and Phil Harris Harvest Evangelical Free Church Fay Harwood Sue Haverfield Hawkins Scholarship Foundation The Health Center Charlotte and Wilson Higgs Lynne and Jack Hilleboe E. A. Hinderman Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Marge and Bob Hoene Poul Houlberg Heather and Derek Houseworth Tara Hoveland Howard Charitable Foundation Howard Scholarship Fund Kathy and John Hughes Melissa Hulvat Huntsinger Memorial Scholarship Fund Harry Hyatt Jackola Engineering and Architecture, PC Laura and Chuck Jensen The Johnson Family – Rita, Reesie, and Ann
Jennifer and Mark Johnson Diane and Jon Jonson Kristen Jones and Doug Walker Jordahl & Sliter, PLLP Joy and Wink Jordan Junkermier, Clark, Campanella & Stevens Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Kalispell Daybreak Rotary Kalispell Farmers Market Kalispell Lions Club Kalispell Regional Medical Center Jane Karas and John Goroski Mary and Lee Kaufman Diane and Victor Kautzman Ed Kelly Kayleen and Tony Kohler Kootenai Pets for Life Debbie and Terry Kramer Nancy and Walter Kuhn Lil and Jim Laidlaw Lakeside QRU Carol and Kurt Larson Holly Jean Larson Donna and Peter Larson Patrice LaTourelle Anita and Jack Lavin Donna Lawson Leadership Montana Deanne and Jim Lehner Janet and Dick Leigh Elizabeth Lendrum Cindy and Jeff Lewis Lincoln Electric Cooperative C. K. Logue Trust Fred Longhart Mary Beth Lowry and John Breaux Jeannie and Steve Luckey Mary Ann and Curtis Lund Shannon and Tom Lund Ellen and John MacMillan Kevin Marshall Lois and Bill McClaren McDonald’s Carol and Tom McElwain McPheeters Scholarship Fund MDU Resources Foundation Kathy Mercord Leslie Mercord and Reed Blackburn Darrell Merrill Mille Lacs Band Scholarship Fund Modern Machinery Patricia and Gerald Molen Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors Montana Health Care Association Montana Police Protective Association Foundation, Inc. Montana Career Information System TRIO Partnership Montana Space Grant Consortium Diane Morton and Blake Stout Mountain Valley Foods Pam and Mike Mower
Nadeau/Senft Scholarship Fund National FFA Foundation National Flood Services National Merit Scholarship Corporation National Rifle Association Helen and Van Kirke Nelson Gary Norby, Jr. Junior Golf Foundation North Star Fund Nursing Scholarship North Valley Hospital North Valley Hospital Auxiliary Northwest Montana Retired Educators Association Kim and Bob Nystuen Gini and Randy Ogle Mary Lee and Jim Oliverson Nancee and Albert Olszewski LaRayne and Tafford Oltz Ivan O’Neil Bob O’Neil and Barbara Truckner Claudine and Tom Origitano Jennet and Edith Orr Scholarship Fund PEO Chapter BM PEO Chapter C PEO Sisterhood – International Chapter Gwyn and Andy Palchak Marylou and Tony Patterson Bettina and Steve Patyk Tom Perry Curt Peterson and Jan McDonald Plains Public Schools Plum Creek Plum Creek Foundation Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Reiland Memorial Scholarship Fund Rebekah Assembly of Montana Sheila and David Rhoades Sue and Hank Ricklefs Chris Ridder and Susan Moffitt Myrna and Bud Ridenour Grace Ritzman Scholarship Fund Julie and Bill Robbins Rocky Mountain Bank Charlyn Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund Sue and Steve Rolfing Rotary Club of Libby Tara Roth Pamela Ryan Char Rygg Patricia and Simmons B. Savage, III Lisa and Tim Schnee Donna Scholl Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club Monica Settles Janet Shanahan Margie and Larry Simpson Nikki and Everit Sliter Jennifer and Justin Sliter Ralene and Tom Sliter Joan and Lee Smith Smith Valley School District #89 Sons of Norway Soroptimist International of Whitefish Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association Owen E. Sowerwine Foundation, Inc. Velinda and Mark Stevens Gordon Stillie and Pamela Totten Ellie and Joe Stimpson Kelly and Kim Stimpson
Lisa and Al Stinson The Stinson Family Foundation Olga Stromset Scholarship Fund Student Assistance Foundation Shirley and Ed Sullivan Mark Sullivan Sunhawk Energy Company The Sustainability Fund Swank Enterprises John L. and Ann Taylor Scholarship Fund DeAnn and Pat Thomas Sherry and Peter Tracy – The Tracy Foundation Triangle Communications Linda and Bruce Tutvedt Cartwright Harlow Foundation Scholarship Fund University of Montana Scholarship Fund Colleen and Joe Unterreiner Muffin and Paul Vallely Valley Bank Valley Ford – Jim and Debbie Peterson Neil Van Sickle Carrie and Tagen Vine Mella and Raul Viera Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Whitefish Community Memorial Scholarship Fund Dan Weinberg – Angora Ridge Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Jane and Scott Wheeler Whitefish Credit Union Suzy Williams The Windmill Foundation, Inc. Pat and R. Dennis Winkel Darrell Worm Ruth Wrightsman and Jerry Manning Alison Young Six Anonymous Donors
SILVER CIRCLE: $500 to $999 Jesse Aasheim American Homestead Mortgage Cherie Anderson Bev and Allan Aronson Joyce Atherton Anna Marie and David Bailey Tom Bass and Susan Jasmann Gail Bauman Annie and Ed Beck Carol Bibler and Jim Watson Big Sky Tire and Auto Laura and Jim Blasingame Mary and Charles Bleck Diane and Alexander Bokor Chris and Bill Bond Bothe & Lauridsen John Bowdish Cabinet #68 Odd Fellows Dorothy and Luther Campbell B. J. and Milt Carlson Bonnie and Robert Chrysler Columbia Falls Library Association Columbia Falls School District #6 Conita Conlan Rita Culbertson Sue and Steve Cummings Patricia and Frank diStefano
Melissa and Daren Engellant – Glacier Insurance Strategies The Flathead Beacon Flathead Chapter of CPAs Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse Glacier Employee Association Brenda and Ethan Golf Teresa and Charles Grenier Dana and James Haring Vickie and Lorin Hicks Molly and Bill Hobgood Faith and Dale Hodges Wanda and James Hollensteiner Marcy and Mark Holston Carol and Jim Hurst Melanie Iblings Idaho Community Foundation – Lucille F. Zanetti Scholarship Fund Diane and Jim Jenks Sharon and Stephen Johnson William C. Johnson Kalispell Education Foundation Kila School Scholarship Fund DeAnn and David Klingensmith Kootenai Valley Federal Credit Union Margaret Lekander Darla and Tim Lindsey Wayne McEntire Judith Melin Patricia and Perry Melton, Jr. Missoula Plans Exchange Montana Academy Montana National Guard Thrift Shop, Inc. Montana Reining Horse Association Montana State Elks Association Montana State Grange Patsi and Doug Morton Debra Mota Mullan School District #392 Linda and Joel Nelson James Ness Myron Noble Jan and Jerry Norskog North End Forest Service Northwest Women’s Health Care Northwestern Energy Laurie and William O’Leary Kim and Joe Orr Oswood Construction PEO Chapter AB PEO Chapter BR Kayla Pancheri Melisa and John Phelps Karen Porteous Rebel Fest – Tim Lockwood and Ariel Lockwood Emily Robbins Scott Roberts and Karen Hines Rotary Club of Evergreen Chris Sauve and Kathleen Nelson Amanda and Peter Savage Patty and Ralph Schnieder Jeanne and Jerry Southwood Stoken Logging Marlene Stoltz Teakettle Quilt Guild Wendy and Warren Tolley Troy Youth Scholarship Fund
Fay and Ed Tucker Two Rivers Consulting Mary and Tim Wells Mary Yokan Two Anonymous Donors
BENEFACTORS: $250 to $499 America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Fund Lynn and John Andenoro Dr. George Antunes The Back Room and Nite Owl Restaurants Jean Barragan Jennifer and Brian Barstad Anita and Randall Beach Opal Beall Belton Chalet, Inc. Paula Betthauser Brian Bex Jim Boger Bottomly, Eddy & Sandler Ann and Ken Bourassa Jean and Peter Butcher Patti and Randy Carlson Central Systems Electric, Inc. Marilyn and Rick Champoux Chester-Joplin-Inverness High School Christensen, Moore, Cockrell, Cummings & Axelberg, PC Connie and Gary Christiansen Deane and Roger Claridge Janet and Butch Clark Class of ’61, Inc. Karol and Paul Conrad Rennie and Chuck Corrigan Joan and Jack Creek Crowley Fleck PLLP Dawn and David Cummings Kathy and James Cummings Dahlman Scholarship Fund Wendy Dellerson Mary and Frank DePriest Eichner Builders Inc. Jeff Ellingson Louellen Essex Mendy Estill Susan and David Evans Cathy and Brad Fabel Maura and Edwin Fields Flathead Bank Flathead County Deputy Sheriffs Association Fortine School District #14 Dick Frisk FVCC Physical Plant and Recycling Club Anne and Brian Gannon Gretchen Gates Christopher Gill, MD Connee and Gary Greig Gyro Lead Creek Derby Jeremy Hancock Susan and Marlin Hanson Pauline and Richard Hartman Karen Heberling Janice and Patrick Heil Douglas Hetrick Michelle Hicks
Jackie and Robert Hostetler June and Scott Huckeba Investment Centers of America – Kim Taylor J2 Office Products Serena and Mark Jackson Emily Jense Diane Johnson Clementine and Bill Jones Kalispell Moose Lodge #1922 Karlene Khor Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Kingsbury Scholarship Fund Pam Klein Susan Klein Valerie and Camden Kneeland Shellene and Noel Larrivee Kristen Ledyard Connie and Ivan Lorentzen Liz and Stanley Makman Amy and Justin McKerrow Medical Arts Pharmacy Mission Mountain Winery Mission Scholarship Foundation Aaron Mower Kathy Myerowitz Barbara and Doug Nelson Allison O’Briant Karin Olsen Megan O’Mara William Parker Payne Financial Group Karen Perser Lynn and Bent Petersen Diane Piorek Ellen Plantz Jamie Randall Pam and Paul Reeb Marilyn Reynolds Lawrence Rooney Rural Employment Opportunities, Inc. Mary Ryckman Pat Sanders Mary Catherine and Frederick Savage Christine Seager Kate and Eric Shaw Linda and Garry Smith Jacquie and Pat Smith Katherine Smith Colleen and Lynn St. Pierre Margaret Stewart Patty and Scott Strellnauer Toot and Tom Sward Kelly and Joseph Swenson Barbara Taylor Connie and Frank Tetrault Kathleen and Carl Thomas Thompson Falls High School VALIC – Roxie Watkins West Flathead EMS Kathy and Alan Williams David Williams Melissa Wilson Patrice and Andrew Young Two Anonymous Donors
PARTNERS: $100 to $249 Advanced Roofing Shannon and Nathan Amaral Dawn Anderson Erika Anderson Todd Anderson Dawn Atchley Bunny Aumell Coleen Baars Roger Barber and Mary Van Buskirk Cindy Bardwell Laura Barrett Colleen Bayer Brian Bechtold Caryl and Robert Bennett Sarah Bergford Margene and Alex Berry Best & Westover Law Offices Alice and Mark Biel Diana Blankenship Bruce Boody Florence Borgen Linda and Tom Bostock Dave Brant Stephanie and Justin Breck – Kaplan and Breck, PC Mary Bretz Sharon and Jerry Bristow Craig Bronner Sue and Bob Brown Char and Fred Brown Kris and John Bruninga Patsy and Hayes Bryan Barbara and Scott Burch Billy Ann Burch Margaret and William Burg Debbie and Robert Burgi Karon and Richard Burningham Business Resource and Training Company – Patti Peters Tina Carmichael Eileen Carney Marty Cash Leanne Catron Teresa Chabot Karen Chickering Kathleen Chollman Kim Clausen and Melissa Davis Ron Clem Dale Cockrell Nancy and Walter Conrad Jody and David Cooley Cathy and Ned Cooney Glenn Cox Judy Cox Cross Country Parents Scholarship Fund Jennifer Crowley Linda and Dave Curry Marsha and Jack Davis Erika Decree Defiance Machine Betty and Thom deHoop Linda and Frank DeKort Kathy and Monte DeMarco Bobi and Hank Deyerle
Becky Dickman Karen and David Dimmick Linda Doty Bonnie Eckert Janie Edwards-Dixon Kim and Scott Eisenlohr Eisinger Auto Group Karen and Brad Eldredge Geri Ellingson Brooke and Aaron Ellis Judy Elwood Marian and John Emerson Renee and Todd Erickson Larry Ertel Catherine Estes Sue Evans Christy Ewing Pat Fierro Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Helen and Kenneth Ford Forest Park Federal Credit Union Cheryl and Jerry Frank Fraternal Order of Eagles Gary Freebury Deborah and Burl French Katie and Justin Fries FVCC Learning Resource Center FVCC Math Department Mary Grace and James Galvin Jill Zignego and John Gardner Denise Germann Tanya and Judah Gersh Jessie Gestring Tamara Gilham Glennâ€™s Shoe Repair Andrea Goff Jana and Bill Goodman Barbara Gould Joan and John Greene Leslie and Richard Gunlikson Mary and Reed Gunlikson Toni and John Gunnerson Andrea Hagan Elizabeth Hansen Judy Harmer Darcie and Rex Harris Robin and Craig Harrison Carol Hermes Charlene Herron Chris Herron Heidi and Don Hickethier Suzanne and Richard Hildner Eloise and Gerald Hill Jan Ivers Jessica Jacobson Julia Jennings Victoria Jensen Audrey and Corey Johnson Patricia Johnson Sally Johnson Mary Jordt Sue Justis Charlotte and Larry Kaber Kalispell Toyota Katie and Christopher Kelsey Teresa and Tom Kennedy Sara Kephart
Cindy and Warren Kiefer Carrie Kintzler Dian Kiser Sasha Perkins Kistler Joel Kola Barbara and Keith Koslosky Russ Lamson Ronnie Laudati Lois and Dale Lauman Toni Laurendeau Peggy Layer Joe Legate Gerene and Tom Little Rita and Bill Livingston Heidi and David Long Kris Long Laura Long Lynette and Marc Lorenzen Barbara and Phil MacGregor Melinda Mackley Julianne Maguire Jo Mahoney Theresa Maloney-Carlson Dawn Marquardt Ann and Elwyn Mateka Jayne and Keith Mauthe Beverly McGuire Erin Meeks Cathy and David Meredith Tres Meyer Anne and Andy Miller James Miller Mission Valley Power Montana Forest Products Montana Logging Association Montanans for Tester JoAnn Morgan Luann Moriarty Barb and Ed Myers Leslie Myers Denise and Shannon Nalty Andrea Naples Sharon Nau Michele Neal Carol and Peter Nelson Judy Nesbitt North Valley Eagles Auxiliary Northwest Montana Hoo Hoo Club #187 Northwest Parts and Equipment Sue and Keith Ori Dianne Palmer Mary and Don Patterson Robert Peccia and Associates Laurie Peiffer Joan and Jeff Perrins Del Polish Carri and Tim Postier Ed Prach Prudential â€“ Bob and Jane Lopp Jeannine and Ted Pukas Jean Rachubka Sharon and Gerry Randolph Dawn and Conrad Rauscher Maureen Redfield Roberta Reese Keith Robinson J. Elise Robocker
Rocky Mountain Contractors Heidi Rogers Leslie Rogers Helen Anderson Rohde Mary and Alan Ruby Brenda and Joe Rudolph Johna Salansky Paula and Robert Sandman Robin Saxon Kenni Ann Schauer Schellinger Construction Co. Joan Schmidt Jim Schnetter Faye Schoknecht Vicki Schulz Carolyn Sellards Edie and Bob Sellars Maryann and Tom Severson Les Shanks George Shryock Ken Siderius and Cathy Malarchick Fawn Simensen Barb and Rande Simon Jan Sipprell Jodi Smith Bonnie and Will Smith Brian Snyder Margie and Bruce Solberg Karen Sparby Mary Frances and Robert Sparkman Lorraine Springer Matt Springer Joan and Robert Stack Sherri and Robert Stolzenbach Kari and Chris Sullivan Lynn and Mike Sullivan Lynn Sundelius JeanAnne Swope and James Mechem Sylvia and Frank Taverrite Kent Taylor Third Street Market Muffie and Jack Thomson Three Rivers Bank Catherine and Frank Thulbery Jay Tousey Don Trepina Anita and David Tseng United States Bowling Congress K.C. and Dan Voermans Marilyn and Tom Waggoner Vicki Walbruch David Walker Stephanie and Todd Wallace Claudia Walter Melinda Watson Beth and Steve Weber Western States Equipment Virginia Wheeler Fay White Maureen White Gail Whitney Danelle Whitten Jackie Wildgen Eileen Williamson Elaine and Robert Winslow Peter Wolfe Deb Wolfshorndl
Pamela Young Debbie and Tod Young Dan Yuhas and Jill Rocksund Nancy Yurchak Two Anonymous Donors
FRIENDS Up To $100 Sharon Albiston Vivian and Chuck Allen Helen Allen Marilyn Amick Cory Anderson Marion and Ted Andrew Lisa Angle Phyllis and Ken Ausk Helen Babott Kay and Jim Bailey Linda Barba David Bardwell Denise and Ken Barkus Deb Barrett Cyndi and Al Bartos Lana and Joe Batts Duane Bauch Carol Bauer Camilla and Greg Bauska Ann and Bob Beall Tara Beam Leslie Beard Anne Beckenstein Laura Behenna Jane and Cliff Bennett Barbara Benson Sharon and Lee Berger Gordon Besel Chris Bezat Janet Bierrum Carol and Andrew Binette Yoshiko and Frank Bishop Betty and Duane Bitney Mary Blair Monique and Landon Blake Sandra Blodgett Lisa Bloom Beverly Boe and David Mosby Phyllis Bogdane Emily Bogut Karrie Bolivar Barbara Boorman Debbie Bosley Charrisse and John Bourquin Louise Bowdish Debbie Bowers Kathleen and Louis Bowne Collette Box Linda Brabec Sandra and Jack Bradford Lynne Bradley Heidi and Rodney Brandt Roger Brewer Melissa Brickl Kathryn Britton Roxanne Brothers Cecille and Jack Brown Karren Brown
Kelly Brown Pat Brown Richard Brown Robert Brown Sue Brown Signe and Mark Brust Leslie Budewitz and Donald Beans Victoria and Thomas Bundy Carrie Burnham Dennis Burns Ryan Burton Benjamin Bushnell Deanna Byrer Susan Cahill Carole Callas Cassie Campbell Lyn Campbell Mark Campbell Bill Capps Pam and Joe Carbonari Joy Carson Judy Carte Larry Carter Sonja Cawood Shannon and Nick Chamberlain Linda Chandler Kathy and Ron Chandonais Randy Christensen Arloene Christianson Jeff Clairmont Erma and Buzz Clark Arlene Clarke Carol Clauson Lisa Cloutier Cindy and Doug Coats Gary Cockerill Connie Cohen Elizabeth Colucci Carole Conklin Steve Connell Catherine Converse Candace Coons Mike Corbett, RN Carol Corn Kathleen Cotner Shari Courser Diane and George Cowan Violet and Nathan Cox Melinda Crawford Kathi Crowe Kim Crowley Stephanie Cymbal Annette and Gary Dalen Laura Damon Paula Darko Tanna and Ken Darling Charlie Davis Kay Deck Brian Decker Martha and Walter Deets Terry DeMarco Ashley Dennison Joe Dickinson Mikie diMuro Sabrina and Zachary Dobson Jacque Dolberry Wanda Domrose
Margie Dornfeld Cathy Dragonfly Patricia Drane Kathy Dunnehoff Susanna and Ray Eaton Paula Edsall Janet Egan Elizabeth Engebretson Laura and Greg Ennis Anne and Jorgen Etheridge Jeff Evans Fairway Boulevard Homeowners Association Amy Farrell Marilyn Farren Brian Feeney Lisa Ferro David Fetveit Janet Fischer Carla Fisher Maureen Fitzpatrick Barbara Fitzwater Lin Forrest Elizabeth Foster Darlene and Lyle Frahm Eden Franchi Sheryl Frasier Faye Freeman Sharon Freitag Cynthia French Sandi Friesen Cheryl Fritz Kirk Fritz Shilo Fritz Wm. Fred Frost Cindi and Darron Frye Renee and Robin Funk Mark Gajewski Courtney Gamble Beryl and Russ Garvin Barbara Geha Margaret Gericke Wallace German Bruce Getter Nathanial Gilham Hillary Ginepra Margaret Girkins Robin and Murry Graham Patti and Robin Graham Roxie Graham Linda Granzow Jo Ann Graves-Gill Deborah Greear Lisa Gregerson Doug Grob Linda Grode D. D. Guenther Leanne and Kevin Guillory Shirley and Mike Gunter Barbara Gwin Jeanne Gwin Betsy Hackman Barbara and Brent Hall Rick Halverson Nancy Hanchett Rich Hankemeier Carol Hanly Cherie Hansen
Gail Hansen Kathryn Hansen Sue and Phil Hanson Rich Haptonstall Jane Hardin Alan Harkins Marilyn Harmon Shirley Harryman Janice and Neil Hart Mary Lou Hartman Lloyd Haugen Lori Haverty-Ramesz Julie and Phil Hellman Philip Helps Karin and David Hergesheimer Careylyn Hill Kristi Hill Yvette an Mike Himsl Alvina Hix Anita Ho Laura Hoerner Clell Hoffman Cary and David Hofstad Jeanne and Mark Hogan Nancy Hohnstein Kathleen and Michael Holle Janet Holter Jessica Hopkins Taylor Hopkins Julie Hoselton Erin Howardson Anne Hubbard Charles Hubbard Marian Huffman Fran Hughes Germaine Hugill Laura Hunter Jean Huntington Patricia Ill Erik Illi Interstate Alarm Co., Inc. Shelly Jo Isaak Stacy Isch-Koester and Sid Koester Sandy and Scott Jahnke Barbara Janke Melissa Jenkins Luwanna Jensen Wendy Jeschke Linda Jett Cindie Jobe Paula and Arthur Johnson Judy and John Johnson Lynn Johnson Sidney Johnson Jennifer Jones Jolene Jones Holly Jordt Rocky Journey Alice and Terry Judd Nancy Kair Joyce and Gordon Kammerzell Amy Kanewischer Claire and Jerry Kasala Carol and Lewis Keim Robert Keller Sue Kelly Joy and Dudley Kelso
Mary Kemp Mark Kennedy Kasey Kephart Alison Klein Elizabeth Kleini Donna Koester Kristen Kohlbeck Todd Kotila Pam Kron Ed Kuchta Jessica Kuchynka Amy Kuhler Susan and Jim Kuhlman Bill Kupka Launa and Jim Lackey Dorothy and Tom Laird Barbara Lake Sarah and David Lamb Anne and Dwight Lamm Kim Lamothe Cindy Lampman Ruth Lane Katie Lanners Michelle and David Larson Bev and Duane Larson Rena and Larry Lautaret Annie and Tug Leberman Patricia Leffingwell Kerri Legg Sally Lemmon Greg LeTourneau Nina and Stuart Levitt Carol Lewis Sharon Lewis Kate Linderman Carol and Dick Lindsay Cindy Lindsay Sonya and Justin Lloyd Al Logan Susan Lombardi Arleen Long Gail Long Suzie and Dallas Long Lori and John Loucakis Joan Loviska Michelle Luke Corinne Lundgren Barbara Magone Irene Malik Cathy Malkuch Tina and Steven Malkuch Despina Margaris Yvette Marjerrison Lindy Marriott Lucia Martino-Morritt Leann Marvin Jane Matthies Don McAdam Suzanne McAllister Wendy and Ernie McCaffree Susan McCartney Gabriele McCauley Marjory McClaren Barbara McConnell Linda McCorkle Jeff McFarland Valeri and Allan McGarvey
Shane McGuire Lynnette McNeill Marilyn and William McPherson Roger Mead Alvin Melenchenko Sheila Mellon Jack Meyer Annie Miller Rhudi and Wayne Miller Wilfred Miller Lauretta and Dwight Milne Maxine Milton Betty Minjares Michelle Mitchell Mildred Mitchke Louann Mohn Montana Brokers Inc. Realtors Jean and Bob Moore LaVon Mooring Moose’s Saloon Cliff Morris Peggy Morris Betsy Morrison and Luke Walrath Laurie Morrison Sharon Morrison Barton Morse Erick Moy Patricia Muller Theora and George Mumm Diane Myslicki Kathleen Nash Sam Neff Carrie Nelson Glen Nelson Sarah Nelson Carol Newbury Toni Newville Lori Nicholas Christi Nielsen Shane Nix Glenda and Marvin Northcutt Joyce Norton Janet Novotny Walter Nuessle Michael Ober Virginia Obermiller Marge O’Brien Diana Ohlson Janaya and Scott Okerlund Jeanne Oleson Jeanette Oliver Jeanne and Dan Olson Tamara and Rodney Olson Theresa and Lawrence O’Neil Lynda and Jerry Osborne Jana Ostrom Rose Overcast Celeste Pace Jesse Paine and Sydney Breland Jeannine Palardy Andrea and Jack Palmer Sharon and Tony Palmer Panache Karen and Stephen Panissidi Shirley Passmore Charline Payne Pati Pennington
Laura Pierce Josh Pipolo Lonnie Porro Monika and Joseph Puglielli Sinda Puryer Chris Quilling Cathy Quist Mike Radel Alisha Ramsey Kim Raspier Souheir and John Rawlings Christi Russell and Joel Templeton Jan Rayford Kippy and Jim Redman Jolene Regier Lorraine and James Reid Christina Relyea Retired Nurses Friend Group Amber and Jason Revis Cheryl Richards Cassie Roberts Ashley Robinson Lois Robinson Sue Robison Rocky Mountain Engineering Elizabeth Romain Brian Rombough Pat Root June and James Roth Maureen Rovig Betty Rowten Britney Rubalcaba Amanda and Jake Russell Monica and Denny Sabo Pat Sackner Sherri and Tony Sadino Anna San Diego Sue Sande Patricia Sargent Ruth and Royce Satterlee Adriana Saunier Joann Schadewitz Deborah and Greg Schatz Sherry Sheme Elizabeth Schilling Sharon and Donald Schiltz Margaret Schneider Liz and Kevin Scholten Jorja Schreiber Dawn Schrock H. Schrock Ashley and Andrew Schultz Kerri and David Schultz Bobbi and Denny Schultz Judith Schultz Laura and Matthew Schultz Tressa Schutter Alison and Gregory Scott Cynthia Sease Sharon Self Melanie Settle Suzanne Shaulis Julie Sherrick Sherry and Daniel Shortell Denise Shuman Marcia Siblerud Patricia Simmons Don Skare
Virginia Sloan Glenna Small Barbara Smith Donna Smith Kristen Smith Lucy Smith Michelle Smith Susan Smith Irene and Tom Snyder Linda Solomon Roger Somerville Ashley Sonju Linda Soper Joan and Scott Sorensen Peg and Stu Sorensen Marvin Soroos Jim Soular Laura Spargo Stephen Spencer Jude Spores-Murphy Cami Stacey Julie Stanton Tiffany Starkel Janet Stearns Joan and Bee Stenberg Sherri Stepan Marion Stertz Patricia Stetson Barbara Stewart Tracy and Larry Stolte Naomi Streich Debbie Struck Grace Stuart Norma and Eddie Stubblefield Sue and Ron Stuber Roberta and Ted Stuff Becky Sturdevant Joyce Sullivan Roger Sullivan Jessica Sundvahl Jan and Joe Super Sutherlandâ€™s Dry Cleaners Jewel Sykes Paula and Tom Symmes Mary and Mitchell Tanner Christie Tate Danielle Taylor Linda Taylor Sherry Taylor Virginia Taylor Jean and Andrew Tegoli Enola Terry Carol Thomas Corey Thomas Carol Thompson Ellen and Bart Thompson Ann and Norman Thurnau Lynn Tumbelty Mary Vail Vicki Valentik Anna Van Lynden Tanya Van Kathy VanBemmel Laura VanDeKop Richard Vander Ark Jacqueline Virnig Cassie Vlahou Marsha Voermans
Penelope Voisen Tracy Vranizan Geraldine and Luther Wachholz Pete Wade Joleen Wagner Timothy Walker Briana Wallace-Sanders Marlene and John Walsh Marty Wardle K. C. Warner Ava and Dennis Wasley Pauline Webster Dinah Weimer Kathy and Steve Weller Nancy Wendt Pat and Norman Wendt Kimberly and Dennis Wheeler Wheeler Jewelry Amanda White Chris Williams Jennifer Williams Jorene Williams Ken Williams Don Willis Tracy and Rick Wills Meggen Wilson Jean and Jim Wix Pete Wohl Heidi Wolf Kathryn Wolff Brian Wood Donavon and Helen Working Ruth and Clyde Wright Laura Wyman Susan Yarger Amber and Mitchell Yoder Matt Zak Denise Zander Two Anonymous Donors
GIFTS-IN-KIND AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Alpine Sprinklers and Landscaping Alpine Theatre Project Holly and Andy Apple Nancy and Steven Cawdrey Vanessa Ceravolo CTA Architects Engineers The Daily Inter Lake Flathead High School Bill Gillard Alison and John Howard Rick Hullett J2 Office Products Jere Jobe Jordahl & Sliter, PLLP Junkermier, Clark, Campanella & Stevens Rhonda and Brad Kastelitz Stacy Kelch Fran Latimer Liberty Drilling and Pump Co., Inc. Alisha McConkey National Flood Services Anne Dee Reno Ben Ryan Jonathan Sharp Joe Snider Sue Snyder
Festival of Flavors 2011 Event Sponsors Fun Beverage Champagne Level Flathead Beacon George’s Distributing Philip and Donna Harris Bordeaux Level Daily Inter Lake Glacier Bank CTA Architects Engineers Pinot Noir Don K Subaru McDonald’s First Interstate Bank Oswood Construction Company D.A. Davidson & Co. Mountain Valley Foods American Homestead Mortgage Co. Montana Coffee Traders National Flood Service Chardonnay Bob Herron Insurance & Investments Christensen, Moore, Cockrell, Cummings & Axelberg, P.C. Eichner Builders, Inc. The Nite Owl and Back Room Flathead Bank Towne Printer Northwestern Energy Bottomly, Eddy and Sandler Medical Arts Pharmacy Glacier Insurance Strategies J2 Office Products Payne Financial Group, Inc. VALIC Jane Karas and John Goroski Nikki and Everit Sliter Ralene and Tom Sliter Suzy Williams Pat and Denny Winkel Table Sponsors Central Heating & Cooling Plum Creek Quail Ridge Group Kalispell Regional Medical Center Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Rocky Mountain Bank Laidlaw/Hilleboe Party Donna Lawson and Friends Cindy and Jeff Lewis and Friends
Event Venue Hilton Garden Inn-Kalispell Special Thanks FVCC Foundation Board of Directors and Associates Festival of Flavors Committee Amoré Salon and Spa Annie Beall Big Mountain Golf Club Blossom’s Bed and Breakfast Brookie’s Cookies Buffalo Hill Golf Club Art Burch Camas Creek Yarn The Cherry Tree Karen Chesna Ciao Mambo City Brew Coffee Janet and Butch Clark Colter Coffee Dar Zerbia House of Rugs Charlie Davis Vonnie and Doug Day Erika Decree Jessica Dubois Mikie diMuro Eagle Bend Golf Club Eagle’s Nest Café Far West Boat Tours Janet Fischer Flathead Travel Service FVCC AmeriCorps Team FVCC Bookstore FVCC Chef’s Table FVCC Continuing Education FVCC Metal Shop Students Mort Hill FVCC Theatre FVCC Wood Shop Students Flowers by Hansen Fun Beverage Eva Gates Homemade Preserves Glacier Raft Company Glacier Symphony and Chorale Great Harvest Bread Co. Connee Greig Grille 459 Bob Herron Pete Hertlein Home Depot The Jug Tree Kalispell Grand Hotel Latitude 48 Meadow Lake Golf Club Montana Club Montana Coffee Traders Montana Wooden Boat Foundation MOXI Salon
Nancy O’s Interiors North Valley Hospital Foundation Celeste Pace Patti’s Place – Patti Peters Polson Bay Golf Club Ridge Distillery – Joe and Julie Legate April Russell Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen Saviah Cellars Sliters ACE Hardware Sportsman and Ski Haus Star Resort Group LLC The Stone Chair Strawberry Patch The Toggery The Walking Man Frame Shop and Gallery Wendy Tolley U of M Athletic Department Village Greens Village Shop and Indigo Creek Pete Wade, Browns Meadow Farm Western Building Centers Wheaton’s Wheeler Jewelry Whitefish Lake Golf Club Marcus Whitman Hotel Rob Wink Bo Carpenter, Auctioneer FVCC Volunteers FVCC Board of Trustees FVCC Art Department FVCC Trades Programs FVCC Student Ambassadors FVCC Maintenance Staff FVCC Custodial Staff FVCC Media Center FVCC Culinary Arts Students Chef Hillary Ginepra Chef Howard Karp KTMF-TV, Terri Elander KAJ-TV KOFI KECI-TV KCFW-TV Drive 4U Taxi Service The Cuisine Machine Maria’s Big Green Roaster Amazing Crepes Bullman’s Pizza Sweet Peaks FVCC Artisans Fritz Farm Intermountain Wines Whistling Andy Handcrafted Spirits Alex Berry Bill Eisenlohr Chef Andy Blanton, Café Kandahar
Tony and Marylou Patterson Nourish the Flathead Chef Joshua Auerhammer, Culinary Design Studio Jack and Andrea Palmer Chef Zachary Bernheim, North Bay Grille Bibler Home and Gardens Chef Marc Guizol, La Provence Lil and Jim Laidlaw Suzy Williams Jane Karas and John Goroski Chef Lisa Cloutier, The Raven Pat and Denny Winkel Chef David Lewis, Pescado Blanco Chef Chris DiMaio, Three Forks Grille Tim Seward Treasury Wine Estates, John Thoreson Prestige Wine Group, Gary Price Constellation Brands, Michael Phillips Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Jack Gregor DFV Wines, John Schulte Don Sebastiani & Sons, Brian Snyder Eagle Marketing, Scott Lewis and Dustin Lewis Odom Beverage Northwest, Steve Erickson Foley Family Wines, Raymond Dickinson Renwood Winery, Jeff Peda E & J Gallo Winery, Erin McCormick Greg Graham Winery, Patrick Cooney Mercer Wine Estates, Craig Bissell Mission Mountain Winery, Tom Campbell Youngs Market, Jim Hutcheson and Ben Ripley Caymus /Rombauer, Mike Vrentas and Chris Regoli Trapper Peak Winery, Keith Smith Hope Family Wines, Tim Miggins Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Great Northern Brewing Co. Glacier Sun Winery Flathead Lake Winery Tamarack Brewing Co. Tupelo Grille ScottiBelli’s Ristorante Italiano The Lodge at Whitefish Lake Texican Tamales Thomas Cuisine Mgmt. Whitefish Lake Restaurant The Commissary at Gresko’s Blue Canyon Sake to Me Sushi
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2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients
AAUW Danielle Donkin Susanna Chmielewski Kelsey Storfa AAUW Endowed Alesia LaRoque Acey Educational Fund Kellie Burgess Cassia Wagner America’s Junior Miss Alysha Olson American School Rachel Hicks Arizona Community Foundation Hannah Smith Assemblies of God Montana Youth Cheyloe Forbes Associated Logging Contractors/David Klundt Joshua Trogden AXA Foundation Ernie Cottle Barce Family Bryan Lutgen Ralph Barton Cambria Ulrich Basic American Foods Ciara Terrillion Jessie Bernice Bauer Memorial Erika Bachurski Vivian Beardslee Memorial Gladys Lavon Hill Beyer Family Foundation Courtney Ferda Joy Pattengale Big Sky Tire & Auto Kellie Burgess Bigfork Lady Lions Rebecca Safty Founding President, Dr. Larry J. Blake, Sr. Endowed Cheyloe Forbes
Bothe & Lauridsen “Make a Difference” Meghan Bourassa Brandon Doty Shelby Scherping Jerome and Rebecca Broussard Family Endowed Susan Absalonson Janelle Ackerman-Moon Patty Appleby Symone Atondo Richard Berry Hillary Bilodeau Trevor Brown Karen Browning Debra Buchholz Kellie Burgess Tomi Ann Clark Shaunda Crutsinger Andras Csikasz Tessa Cowan Kendra Dalke Lynn Dawson Brittney Deglow Dalton Deshotel Joyce Dufour Heather Ellsworth Shawn Erickson Jada Evans Courtney Ferguson Jennifer Gustafson Lindsay Hagen Ann Harapat Andrew Hart Mary Hendrix Gladys Lavon Hill Jennifer Howard Katherine Hutchinson Cody Jackson Casey Jensen Jerry Johnson Suzanne Johnstone Joe Kerney Jaimee Kilroy Sarah Kirchner Angela LaRoque Becky Londo Austin Lybeck Lanette Macfarlane Terri Mansfield-Wright Kari Marsenich Jonathan McKessick Angela McLauchlin Virginia Meyers Anna Militello Morgan Miller Dylan Motley Mandy Moulton Monica Mrgich Ashley Neff Cory Niva Kyla Niva Colleen Perkins
Jamel Perkins Arikka Pirker Charles Gunnar Pope Ronald Post Dale Probert Christopher Quatrevingt Jennifer Quien Yelena Raymond Aspen Rose Aubray Ryce-Martinez Heidi Sagen Josiah Schertel Loucas Scholer Donald Stanfield Katherine Stanfield Emily Stewart Michelle Strozzi Krystal Surdyk-Winne Ashley Toews Joshua Trogden Cassia Wagner Candance Ward-Shears Jan West Jenna Westphal Brenda Williams Andrea Withey Charden Wood Kasidy Zimmerman Browning High School Gear Up Kelly Kipp Browning Public Schools Kelly Kipp Kami Wellman Odd Fellows/Cabinet #68 Sarah Lyons Josiah Schertel Cartwright Harlow Foundation Joshua Trogden Center of the Universe Joshua Trogden Charlo Student Activities Ashley Edwards Christopher HernandezKelly Kayla Hertz Victoria Jensen Chester High School Alumni Cheyloe Forbes Chester School District #33 Cheyloe Forbes Chrysler & Gordon, CPAs Kyle Parker Citizen Potawatomi Nation Franki Lynn Anderson Mary Stuart
George and Florence Clarkson Taurie Hayes Class of ’61, Inc. Sarah Lyons Cobb Foundation Tracy Lost-Bear Columbia Falls Library Association Hannah Brinton Kelsey Lyford Morgan Miller Columbia Falls Lions Club Hannah Brinton Columbia Falls School District #6 Derek Swartz Alyssa Weidling Cross Country Parents Bailey Malecha Steve and Sue Cummings Angela LaRoque Linda Dahlman Kyle Parker Jim and Doris Daley Foundation Ashley Berger Kassandra Betterley Madeline Bjork Jenna Westphal Davidson Trust Co. Brandon Doty Carissa Kreuger Dearborn Ranch Zane Brown Sara Christensen Elizabeth King Danielle Dimmick Janelle Ackerman-Moon Darby High School Paisley Burtsfield Oreste J. diMuro Cassia Pross Diogenes Award John Kremmer David Weichel Divide County Area Dollars for Scholars Nikita Haugenoe
Selma Dodge Memorial Endowed Kara Leukuma
Flathead County Republican Women Margaret Stell
Don “K” Chevrolet-Subaru Kellie Burgess Derek Swartz Ila B. Dousman Endowment Fund Keri Kelly Eagle Bend Junior Golf Association Kyle Parker The Eagle Foundation Steven Bergstrom
Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse Josh Nanna Flathead County Tavern Association Karen Browning Flathead Education Foundation Jonalan Osborne Keifer Wills Flathead Education Foundation/Howard Ashley Berger Madeline Bjork Shelby Fenger Cherise Stivers Flathead Education Foundation/ Huntsinger Chelsea Koski Alex Rudolph Flathead Education Foundation/ McPheeters Hannah Smith Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. Kristen Brackin Hannah Brinton Lori Church Desiree Clarke Ernie Cottle Joey Giacomo Chelsea Koski Kyle Parker Cherise Stivers Kelsie Storfa Courtney Wilkonski Keifer Wills Kasidy Zimmerman Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. Endowed Jennifer Skillings Flathead Extension Homemakers Council Mary Hendrix Heidi Sagen Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Co. Stephanie Krager Holli Rose FVCC Adjunct Faculty Union Samantha Britton Benjamin Butts James Gaines Sheena Good Sierra Laroche Tamara Lucke Tina Metcalf Christopher Quatrevingt Ashley Robinson Ashley Shackelton
Engineering Scholarship Brandon Western Susan Ennis Lori Church Kendra Solberg Evergreen School District No. 50 Cori Mower Festival of Flavors/Whole Woman Scholarship Kathryn Swaim Festival of Flavors Transfer/Jim and Deanne Lehner Kyle Selhost Festival of Flavors Occupational/Kurt and Carol Larson Cheyloe Forbes Festival of Flavors Scholarship Squares Tanner Marengo Mary Fetter Memorial Endowed Lisa Young Daniel and Ann Fey Nursing Vadim Zvyagelskiy Daniel and Ann Fey Veterans Andrew Hart First Interstate Bank Kellie Burgess Bailey Malecha First Presbyterian Church Astrea Benesh Flathead Chapter of CPAs Lindsey Osler-Caudle Flathead Conservation District Heather Fraley Flathead County Democratic Women Lyle Rhodes
Lisa Sickmann Faith Stapley Joselyn Walterskirchen FVCC Employee Giving Wanda Adamavich Shawn Finley Patrick McCurry FVCC Foundation Joy Pattengale Ruth Rickenbacher Austin Wargo David Weichel FVCC Merit Award Christine Hansen Paige Maskill Terrah Selhost Lucas Stahlberg Glenn Ford Memorial Tomi Ann Clark Glenn Ford Memorial and Recycling Courtney Ferguson Forest Park Federal Credit Union Frederick Bender Fort Peck Tribes Hannah Martinez Carla Scott Fraternal Order of Eagles Chelsey Burns Fun Beverage, Inc. Leanne Catron Alex Clausen Alisha Lingle Tony Palmer Gear Up Achievement Grant Joshua Schwartzmiller Glacier Bank Nicole Kelly Jonalan Osborne Glacier Bank Endowed Ryan Bowman Sarah Lyons Bailey Malecha Heath Sieler Anthony Strong Phillip Turner Donna VanDerveer Glacier Employee Association Hannah Ronish Derek Swartz Glacier Symphony and Chorale Youth Scholarship Flynn Hartley Good Samaritan Society Monica Mrgich
Jim Gordley Memorial Endowed Corey Ledbetter Lawrence A. Goroski Memorial Endowed Brittany Deglow Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Jacob Kujawa Jacob Sanford Gyro Lead Creek Derby Joshua Trogden Ora and Stanley Halvorson Memorial Endowed Aspen Rose Ella Hanley and Jacobson Family Endowed Virginia Meyers Doris J. Harbert Dekotah Jenson Harvest Evangelical Free Church Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Hawkins Scholarship Sarah Boespflug Madeline Bjork Tristan Crosswhite Shelby Fenger Jonalan Osborne Ashley Waggener E. A. Hinderman Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Elizabeth King Nathan LaBuda Mark Hodgson and Dorothy Jaquette Hodgson Endowed Catharine Ward Mary Grace Houlberg Certainty Endowed Andrew Burbine Katelyn Hatton Jean Houseworth Memorial Art Scholarship Sharilyn Fairweather Lyle Rhodes Ruth Iliff Memorial Yelena Raymond Marjory and Alvin Jacobson Memorial Art Endowed Jessica Kuchynka Charlotte Kempf Johnson Memorial Endowed Lindsey Hagen Rita Johnson Endowment Fund for Nursing Students Tracie Belsey Sarah Greskowiak
Melody and Stuart Johnson Culinary Arts Tony Palmer Viola Jore Memorial Endowed aimee Kilroy Kalispell Daybreak Rotary Michelle Fauth Kalispell Farmers Market Chelsea Koski Courtney Tamburelli Kasidy Zimmerman Kalispell Lions Club Shelby Fenger Olivia Rogers Keifer Wills Kalispell Moose Lodge #1922 Chelsea Koski Kalispell Regional Medical Center Jeana James Kila School District #20 Meghan Bourassa Almeda and Jack King Sarah Greskowiak Gena Smith Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Kingsbury Joshua Trogden Kootenai Pets for Life Roseanne Amos Kootenai Valley Federal Credit Union Crawford Dinning Lauren Ehlenfeldt La Serenissima Katherine Delby Taysha Garwood Derek Swartz Lakeside QRU Mary Lynn Smith Libby Public Schools Courtney Wilkonski Libby Rotary Club Crawford Dinning Courtney Wilkonski Lincoln County Homemakers Council Courtney Wilkonski Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc. Dawain Burgess Kellie Burgess Rebecca Joliff T & D Lindsey Jennifer Meyer
C. K. Logue Richard Barry Nicole Bilodeau Saretta Eash Jackson Hokanson Patricia Holcomb Nichole Johnson Gale Marguerite Ian Mena-Wieland Lindsay Osler-Caudle Hannah Pearce Danyal Wendt Kayla White Karen Longhart Memorial Mathematics Education Endowed Kathleen Pearson MARLS/Roy Bandy Tanner Marengo Boone McKinney MARLS/Tiny Tillotson Ronald Post MTB Management, Inc./ Taco Bell Tonia Gopher Ellen and John MacMillan Endowed Katie Schabel Walt and Mary Louise Mauritson Endowed Teresa Nichols Bill and Lois McClaren Endowed Billie Thomas Milton Mercord Memorial Seth Donahue Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa Rosie Glass Curtis and Evelyn Mitchell Endowed Tonia Howe Mission Scholarship Foundation Ashley McCollum Missoula Plans Exchange Keevin Ward Modern Machinery Lindsay Ridgway Montana Career Information System TRiO Partnership Sara Christensen Ema Delby Nadezhda Leonchik Hannah Smith Jan West Montana Health Care Association Monica Mrgich Montana National Guard Thrift Shop Shawn Lamoreaux
Montana Odd Fellows/Rebekah Assembly Derek Swartz Montana Police Protective Association Alexandria Bardwell Montana Rail Link Pedro Russell Montana Reining Horse Association Hailey Hagen Montana Space Grant Consortium Charles Gunnar Pope Montana State Elks Association Jonalan Osborne Montana State Grange Heather Fraley Montana Woman Foundation Jan West Morton Endowment Fund Shauna Brigham Kimberly Scott Clark Tamara Gilham Jonathan McKessick Mandy Moulton Paul Boe Mosby Memorial Endowed Kenneth Griggs Mullan High School Associated Students Joshua Trogden Mullan School District #392 Joshua Trogden Nadeau/Senft Susanna Chmielewski Alex Rudolph Andrea Wood Andrea Naples Single Parent Michelle Strozzi National FFA Foundation Ashley Goyer National Merit Jonalan Osborne National Rifle Association Ben French Gary Norby Jr. Junior Golf Foundation Dylan Parr North End Forest Service Tanner Salminen North Valley Eagles Auxiliary Cody Jackson
North Valley Hospital Auxiliary Gladys Lavon Hill Rebecca Safty Shelby Scherping Olivia Williams North Star Betsy Nelson Northwest Montana Retired Educators Christine Hansen Tracy Lost-Bear Bryan Lutgen Kari Rounds Oâ€™Neil/Truckner Single Parent Kathryn Swaim Jennet and Edit Orr Benjamin Butts Tristan Crosswhite Erin Fitzsimmons Jesse Moore Ashley Sonju Rose Osler Kellie Burgess PEO Chapter AB Jennifer Quien PEO Chapter BM Joanna Gehrig PEO Chapter BR Shelby Scherping PEO Chapter BR Rising Star Lanette Macfarlane PEO Chapter C Lori Roberts PEO International Sisterhood Margaret Stell Alton Pearce Katelyn Hatton Thomas C. Perry Endowment Fund Donna VanDerveer Dustin Petersen Memorial Endowed Elizabeth Cheff Plains Public Schools Kenneth Griggs Alicia Wood Plum Creek Nicole Bilodeau Hillary Bilodeau Megan Calvert McKenna Harvey Jordan Mueller Jonalan Osborne Cory Potter Rebecka Shaffer Lindsey Shaver p39 Kayla Stratton
Dannah Turner Brianne Ward Catharine Ward Candance Ward-Shears Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Aaron Horine Red Lion Hotels Corporation Endowed Leanne Catron Reiland Scholarship Cheyloe Forbes Rhoades Family Endowed Dawson Lynch Rhoades Merit Michonne Cronquist Grace Ritzman Brandon Doty Kelsie Storfa Courtney Wilkonski Charlyn Rogers Memorial Ashley Edwards Ruder Educational Fund Tessa Cowan Kristin Stevens Derek Swartz Courtney Sweeney Rural Employment Opportunities Lauren Ehlenfeldt Philip J. Rygg Memorial Shauna Brigham Cori Mower Courtney Jo Tamburelli Christopher Savage Memorial Endowed Evan Russell Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club Samantha Malmstrom Sliters Ace Lumber and Building Supply Endowed Clayton Larsen Heather Smith Memorial Jennifer Gustafson Smith Valley School District #89 Olivia Rogers Sons of Norway Seth Bergman Leland Fabel Chelsea Koski Caleb Sobczak
Soroptimist International of Whitefish Shelby Scherping Olivia Williams Southwest Airlines Pilotsâ€™ Association Dawson Lynch Owen E. Sowerwine Courtney Ferda Lauren Mauthe Stokken Logging, Inc. Kellie Burgess Olga Stromset Linda Carlson Kathleen Lembrich Carolyn Neuendorf Kelly Salmonsen Candy Van Franchen Student Assistance Foundation Circle of Success Kimberly Scott Clark Cinnamon Davis Angela LaRoque Terri Mansfield-Wright Stacie Pugh Carla Scott Student Assistance Foundation College Goal Sunday Anna-Rose Wendt Casey Whitaker Student Assistance Foundation High School Business Kyle Nygren Sullivan Family Endowed Vera Salo Robbie Sullivan Memorial Endowed Holli Rose Heidi Sagen Sunhawk Energy Company Brittany Velleux Sustainability Fund Leland Fabel Teresa Nichols TRiO Employee Endowed Laura Boles William Kupka Cal Tassinari/Flathead Land Trust Endowed Heidi Dettmering John L. and Ann Taylor Erik Ehlert Sara Friedrich Jessica Vail
Teakettle Quilt Guild Caleb Sobczak Thompson Falls High School Kenneth Griggs Tracy Foundation Scholarship Honoring Mike Mansfield Megan Comstock Cassia Wagner Mary Treloar Memorial Endowed Christina Bauer Triangle Communications Cheyloe Forbes Troy Youth Scholarship Tara Duzan Turner Public Schools Hallie Conlan Dick Uhde Memorial Endowed Donna VanDerveer United Way Community Service Award Lillian Thomas Valley Bank Tanner Morrison Cherise Stivers Mike Venner Hospitality Victoria Jensen Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Christopher Holmes Bryan Lutgen Lanette Macfarlane Matthew Phillips Jesse Uhde Daniel Williams Whitefish Community Memorial Derek Swartz Whitefish Credit Union Community Pride Heather Ellsworth Dezirae Fletcher Tamara Gilham Jillian Hamilton Rebecca Hicks Ashley Larson Wade Robinson Krista Rodler Jennifer Skillings Paul T. Williams Memorial Endowed Rachel Reimnitz Windmill Foundation, Inc. Michael Adolph Devon Albertson Matthew Ament Symone Atondo Chelsie Barron James Batten Randall Belshaw
Tony Biancard Amy Bottomley LaRena Bristow Troy Brown Debra Buchholz Eva Butterfield John Collis Conrad Cooper Trista Cox Louis Daviau Michael Davis Toni DePue Fredrick Ellis Cody Evenson Tara Fredenberg Tabetha French Travis Galloway Jay Gorder Todd Hartman Lindsay Heine David Herzog Gladys Lavon Hill Corina Howard Casey Jensen Jason Kinyon Dennis Knuth David Lamb James Lee Thomas Lenoch Aaron Long Michael Loween Robert McCarty Jonathan McKessick James McLeod Richard McSloy Clinton Miciewicz Nathan Morin Tim Naldrett Michele Nedved Betsy Nelson Fletcher North Dennis Oâ€™Boyle Josh Owens Tony Palmer Ricardo Pena Farah Perry Candice Peterson Scott Prangley Christopher PrettyBoy Gale Radcliff Heidi Sagen Jacob Sanford Johanna Schaeffer Justin Sheeran Steven Shields Nathaniel Shumaker Natasha Sieler Jennifer Skillings Brent Smith Gena Smith Rodger Spurgeon Angela Tanguay Steve Thorson David Veurink Scott Wallace Sean Welch Derek Woldstad Gerald Young Lucille F. Zanetti Joshua Trogden
Robert A. Nystuen Chair – Lakeside
John M. Phelps Vice Chair – Whitefish
Thomas K. Harding Whitefish
Ralene Sliter Kalispell
Mark Holston Kalispell
Tom McElwain Columbia Falls
Shannon Lund Kalispell
ADMINISTRATION Jane A. Karas, Ph.D. President Kristen Jones, Ed.D. Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Chuck Jensen, M.B.A., CPA Vice President of Administration and Finance Warren Tolley, SPHR Executive Director, Human Resources Colleen Unterreiner, M.P.A. Executive Director, Institutional Advancement Bill Bond, M.S. Executive Director, Management Information Services Patrick Pezzelle, M.A. Director, Extended Learning/Lincoln County Campus Susan Burch Executive Director, Economic Development and Continuing Education Brad Eldredge, Ph.D. Executive Director, Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning Brenda Hanson, M.A. Dean of Students
FVCC Foundation Board of Directors Leslie Mercord, Chair Margie Simpson, Past Chair Diane Morton, Vice Chair Justin Sliter, Treasurer Ralene Sliter - Board of Trustees Liaison Russ Barnes John Bowdish Stephanie Breck Zachary Dobson Frank Garner Nancy Gordley Jeremy Hancock Mark Johnson Kayleen Kohler Patrice LaTourelle Donna Lawson Jim Lehner Andy Miller Aaron Mower Karin Olsen Marylou Patterson Lisa Schnee Al Stinson DeAnn Thomas Stephanie Wallace Suzy Williams Pat Winkel
FVCC Foundation Associate Members Lin Akey Josh Auerhammer Marie Cheyne-Auten Michael Auten Kathy Barkus Lee Berger Sally Elliman Mary Gibson Megan Gordley Lynne Hilleboe Chris Hyatt Lil Laidlaw Dorothy Laird Carol Larson Cindy Lewis Kathy Mercord Jarrod Shew Roger Somerville Ellie Stimpson Debbi Waldenberg Darrell Worm
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our Mission Flathead Valley Community College promotes excellence in lifelong learning, focused on student success and community needs.
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