Buisness and technology associate professor Shauna Basile brings her accounting expertise to the community through volunteer work with several community organizations.
Basile is currently the treasurer of the Dillon Fiddlers as well as serving as the chair of the Southwest Montana Arts Council Development Committee. In the past she also served on the audit committee for St. James Episcopal Church.
Basile is also on the budget committee for the Dillon chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), a group that awards higher education scholarships for women. Several women from Dillon have been awarded scholarships through this organization.
Basile has also encouraged Montana Western Business students to interact with the community through advising the Business Club, which is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and regularly invites guest speakers to campus from the local business community.
“A local university can provide numerous resources and opportunities for small business organizations,” Basile says. “In a rural context, these resources may not otherwise be available. It’s gratifying to offer any expertise to these organizations, which helps foster positive relations between campus and community.”