UMW News BureauThe University of Montana Western Foundation is celebrating the 2011 recipients of the Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award on May 3, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall on the Montana Western campus. By Kaitlin Ens The University of Montana Western Foundation is celebrating the 2011 recipients of the Jane Helm Maddock Service Award on May 3, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall on the Montana Western campus. Jane Helm Maddock served for 17 years as a professor of English at Montana Western and currently serves on the UMW Foundation Board of Directors. She established two student scholarships and continues to remain active in campus events and activities. The 2011 recipients for the Service Awards are Janelle Handlos and Judy Siring. Janelle Handlos is Montana Western’s head athletic trainer. Handlos, a Montana Western graduate, provides support to both coaches and student athletes, serves as a scholarship chairwoman, and assists the Human in Performance Club. Judy Siring’s avid support of Montana Western is evident in her attendance of Montana Western fundraisers and functions. Siring has served as an adviser to Catholic Campus Ministries and has aided in many Montana Western fundraisers. Montana Western Foundation Executive Director Amberly Pahut said both Handlos and Siring were well deserving of the awards. “Janelle Handlos serves as Montana Western’s outstanding head athletic trainer and educator for health and human performance classes,” Pahut stated. “She provides an endless amount of support to our coaches and student athletes. Janelle is actively involved in our campus community. Judy Siring, of Farmer’s Union Insurance, has been an avid supporter of Montana Western for many years. You will find Judy in attendance at almost every Montana Western function and fundraiser. She has served as an adviser to Catholic Campus Ministries and she and her husband Rod serve as a host family for the women’s basketball program. Judy has also been instrumental in the success of Pink Zone, Montana Western’s fundraiser benefiting the Southwest Montana Mammography Program.” Please RSVP to Kelly Allen in the Foundation office by Wednesday April 27 if you wish to attend the event celebrating the hard work and dedication of these two women. The dinner is $10 for faculty, staff and community and $5 for students.
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