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“Night of Stars” Event to Honor Excellence in Education

April 17, 2018

The University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office in partnership with Stockman Bank present the Seventh Annual Night of Stars, to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 on the Montana Western campus.


The schedule of events includes a preview of the “Chair”ity auction in the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Model Classroom for Education at 5:00 pm, the Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6:00 pm in the Beier Auditorium, and a social and silent auction, drinks and hors d’ourves in the Lewis and Clark room in Mathews Hall at 8:00 pm. Proceeds benefit Montana Western’s Education Department and students.

This year’s Night of Stars will induct six Montana Western alumni into the Education Hall of Fame in recognition of their exceptional contributions to education and will honor five current education students as Outstanding Teacher Candidates. In addition to celebrating this year’s inductees, the retirement of two long-standing UMW educators, Marlene Stonelake and Delena Norris-Tull, will be acknowledged.

Roxanne Engellant, Director of the University of Montana Western Foundation, said “I think everyone can name one teacher who made a difference for them and we want to acknowledge and celebrate those educators who spend a lifetime making a difference for their students.”

Montana Western has also partnered with Stockman Bank to award a Take Stock in Education Scholarship for a current third-year student and a Stock your Classroom Award for one of the outstanding teacher candidates.

The 2018 Education Hall of Fame Inductees include Carey Swanberg, Harold Tusler, Rebecca Rappold, Mike and Becky Telling, and Ann Burk. The 2018 Night of Stars Outstanding Teacher Candidates to be honored are Joey Paulsonmorgan, Lara Belice, Katlyn Skague, Jessica Reehl, and Jeremy Wells.

For additional information or to purchase tickets to Night of Stars, please visit or call 406-683-7306.