University of Montana ~ Bitterroot College, Missoula College & UM
****** UM Notification of Intent ******
UM VETS Office, “If you haven’t done so yet, please submit your Notification of Intent form through our webpage, https://www.umt.edu/veterans/ [umt.edu], so we can certify your spring 2020 enrollment to the VA.
Also, Veterans Upward Bound is hosting a free “Winter Academic Bridge” 1/6-1/9 the week before classes begin to help prepare you for your math, writing and college skills. Please consider signing up for their live, online program!”
Veterans Upward Bound: Lori, Director, MSUN Center for VETS, Veterans Upward Bound, (406) 794-3063 or (877) 356-8387, email@example.com
***** UPCOMING GRADUATES *****
The VETS Office provides FREE Veteran Honor Cords for those who have served in the military and are graduating (Provide proof of service, DD214, etc. if you have not used a VA education benefit at UM).
Stop by the VETS Office at 1000 E. Beckwith to pick up your cord Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Questions: UM VETS Office, (406) 243-2744,
Davidson 002, University of Montana, (406) 243-2835, firstname.lastname@example.org
AmeriCorps ~ Montana Campus Compact
Montana Campus Compact: https://mtcompact.org/americorps-vista/apply-to-serve/
Montana Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility.
Questions: Dannette Fadness, BFA, BS, MPA, Montana Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (406) 243-5181, email@example.com
Or, Montana Campus Compact, University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, (406) 243-5177
Apprenticeship ~ Missoula College
HealthCARE Montana ~ Program models and overviewshttp://www.healthcaremontana.org/apprenticeships-2
Contact: Healthcare Transformation Specialist / Apprenticeship Liaison, (406) 243-7812
Pre-nursing advisor: Maryann.Dunbar@mso.umt.edu (243-7925)
BECOME AN ALUM
Missoula College: Become an Alum ~ Utilize program for financial support and finish your degree!
Employment Liaison from Job Service at Missoula College, 1205 East Broadway St. (Room 211)
Contact: Tyson Kuntz, (406) 243-7889, Tyson.Kuntz@mt.gov
University of Montana: Become An Alum Program, Emma B. Lommasson Center (Rm 242)
Contact: Carol (406) 243-2964, Cell (406) 360-5512
Bitterroot College of the University of Montana
103 South 9th Street, Hamilton, MT
Accommodations for students with disabilities (physical or learning): Kathleen O’Leary, (406) 541-3188, firstname.lastname@example.org
Approval for Bootstraps Scholarships: Hannah Gimpel, (406) 541-3192, email@example.com
Workforce programs applications and payments: Meri Telin, (406) 375-0100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Victoria Clark, Director, Bitterroot College University of Montana, (406) 375-0100, email@example.com
Blackstone LaunchPad ~ Entrepreneurs
Co-curricular, experiential, campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets.
Innovation Factory: http://www.umt.edu/innovation-factory//default.php
University Center, Suite 250 (second floor to the left of the game room)
Innovation, collaboration and creativity ~ Idea exploration, startup consulting, venture coaching and mentorship to UM faculty, staff, alumni and students. The work lab hosts a vinyl cutter, a laser cutter, a row of 3-D printers and a healthy supply of art supplies and various tools. There’s also a wall for students to post their resumes and various skillsets.
Accelerate Montana: http://acceleratemontana.umt.edu/
Or, Paul Gladen, Director, Blackstone LaunchPad / Accelerate MT, (406) 243-5723, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
Recipients will receive up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill* entitlement or a maximum of $30,000. Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill* students must have either exhausted their entitlement or will exhaust their entitlement within 180 days.
Eligibility for the scholarship has two paths:
•A student enrolled in a STEM program leading to an undergraduate degree who has completed 60 credit hours of their program and requires at least 120 semester (or 180 quarter) credit hours to graduate.
•A student who has earned a STEM undergraduate degree and has enrolled in a teaching certification program.
*GI Bill is a registered trademark of the VA.
APPLY: https://www.va.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/application/1995/introduction?fbclid=IwAR2i8EryCgAEtCmLp3NRyjiA4QVl8IjRhb1XRGvtBHLS9gW_AR_jN4ryw34Questions: UM VETS Office, (406) 243-2744,
Or, Shawn Michael Grove, UM VETS Office Director, (406) 243-2744,
Missoula College VETS Office: Daryl (406) 243-7844,
Entrepreneurs ~ Blackstone LaunchPad
The University of Montana uses it for students for employment and internships
Legal Asst for Low Income Veterans ~ Veterans Advocacy Clinic
The Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the School of Law has been partnering with the State Bar Veterans Law Section to train lawyers in the military discharge upgrade process. Interested veterans or service providers can email VeteransAdvClinic@mso.umt.edu
Questions: Hillary Wandler, Professor & Director, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Clinic Wing, Room 110, University of Montana, 32 Campus Dr., Msla, (406) 243-6788,
Schedule an Appointment: https://calendly.com/hillary-wandler
Montana Campus Compact
Dannette Fadness, MOLLI Coordinator, 302 University Hall, Missoula
Office of Civic Engagement
DHC 020C, University of Montana, Colleen Kane, Associate Director, (406) 243-5128,email@example.com
UM Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Opportunities
Staff at UM Army ROTC are ALL Veterans and have various service backgrounds.
The Army ROTC is a great opportunity for college graduates to commission as Army Officers.
Questions: (406) 243-2769 (ARMY)
Or, Tracy Mitchell, GS, University of Montana Army ROTC, (406) 243-4400,firstname.lastname@example.org
UM ROTC Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Milzarski, (253) 777-8085,email@example.com
UM Department of Counseling’s Workshop Series, "Counseling Veterans and Their Families"
Each session offers 13 CEs (continuation education credits) or 3 graduate level credits for UM students who take all 3 session. Topics are (All sessions are from 9am – 5pm):
Session I (October 25 – October 26):
The Challenges of Military Experience for Children and Families, presented by Jo Hittner, PhD
Session II (November 8 – November 9):
Soldier’s Heart: Counseling Combat Veterans at End of Life, presented by Cyndi Briggs, PhD,
Session III (November 22 – November 23):
Military Life Transitions: Understanding and Supporting Military Personnel through Deployment and Seperation/Retirement, presented by Alissa Engel, MS, LCPC, LMFT
REQUEST REGISTRATION FORM / Questions: Becky Hawkins, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education (coehs.umt.edu), Dept of Counseling, (406) 243-5252,
Griz eRecruiting – Student, Alumni & Employers:http://life.umt.edu/career/GrizeRecruiting/
The Veteran’s Experience ~ NEW Fall 2019 Semester Course
Register for HSTA 150, section 01C, CRN 74886 (Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 – 10:50am, Room MC024, Missoula College)
Asking for help in advertising the newly-approved Veteran’s Experience class at Missoula College. It is now approved as HSTA 150 with GenEd credit under Historical (H) and Democracy and Citizenship (Y).
The course is designed to enhance general student understanding and to support students who may work with veterans in behavioral health, social work, counseling, or other fields. The course is designed for non-veterans but student veterans may benefit from the materials and perspectives offered. Course Description: Interdisciplinary, historical perspective of the veteran’s experience in American history, since antiquity. and in American society today. Examines the nature of military service, experiences of war, and consequences of service and war on veterans and their families through the study of sources from history, classical literature, literature, philosophy, and ethics.
Missoula College will offer this course for the next two years
thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Teacher / Questions: Liz Barrs, Instructor of Veterans Studies, (406) 830-0209,
VETS Office ~ Missoula College (River Campus)
1205 E. Broadway, Msla, First floor - ROOM 128; Lounge ROOM 133: Computers, dry erase board for study group sessions, and $5 free printing (Soon: refrigerator, microwave, toaster, Keurig and TV with games).
Daryl is at West Campus Tuesdays, 1-3pm (Room 2 of Welding Bldg)
***** Daryl can help you with your Joint Services Transcript (JST) – DANTES
(College credit and/or Certifications that relate to your military service)
Questions: Daryl, (406) 243-7844,
VETS Office ~ University of Montana
1000 E. Beckwith, Missoula, (406) 243-2744
Assistance with VA Education and Training / GI BILL, computer lab,
tutoring, day lockers, TV, video games, kitchen / coffee / food cupboard, and social events.
VETERANS STUDY LOUNGE, Mansfield Library (Room 407 - Please limit reservations to three hour blocks)
Study Jam, near VETS Outpost (Lommasson 229, Griz Central) ~ Monday & Wednesdays 6:30-9pm (FREE tutors)
***Interest FREE Loans Available
The VA has sent a communication out to inform us that VA education benefits are delayed for some students. If you are in a situation where the VA has not paid your monthly stipend or housing allowance, please contact the VETS Office so that we can make an inquiry with the VA.
The Financial Aid Office offers a Short Term Loan
Loans are interest free as long as they are repaid within 90 days. They also will give the check directly to you instead of applying it to your tuition and fees costs. That means you could have cash in hand in 24-48 hours.
Questions: VETS Office, University of Montana, (406) 243-2744,
***SEEKING Student Veteran Mentors
Or, if you need a mentor contact (406) 243-2744
Veterans Upward Bound ~ Missoula College ~ FREE College Prep Courses
Complete academic refresher available live online for veterans who don’t have access to on campus classes
or who prefer to participate from home.
Statewide: vubmt.com (Go to Contact Us for the inquiry & application forms)
VUB will help you get academically prepared for college or a training program with classes and workshops (Algebra, anyone? Computers skills? Writing without using bullet points?) so you are ready to be back in an educational environment, know what to expect and have the skills you need. For questions about admissions, GI Bill and financial aid, how to choose a major or pick classes, find student support services on campus, anything you wonder about regarding starting college as a veteran, we are here. VUB has helped veterans prepare for and enroll in college since 1992. Along the way we have learned a little. Let us help you.
Questions: (800) 356-8387
Or, Lori, Director, MSUN Center for VETS, Veterans Upward Bound, (406) 794-3063 or (877) 356-8387,
Or, Daryl, UM / Missoula College VETS Office, (406) 243-7844,
****** FALL SCHEDULE ******
Missoula College, 1205 E. Broadway, Times listed below
FREE refresher classes ~ A great transition for Veterans to prepare for the rigors of college classes.
10/9 - 11/20 Introduction to Computers, Monday & Wednesdays 5 - 7pm, Rm 228, Instructor: Becker
10/10 - 11/21 Introduction to College Math / Algebra, Tues & Thurs 4:30 - 7pm, Rm 232, Instructor: Phillips
10/10 - 11/21 Introduction to College Writing, Tues & Thurs 7 - 9pm, Rm 228, Instructor: Hoven
INFO / APPLY:
Questions: Daryl, UM / Missoula College VETS Office, (406) 243-7844,