Notable & Quotable

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UM’s School of Business Administration will now be known as the College of Business. “The school’s faculty and staff have an amazing track record of preparing students for successful careers as leaders,” outgoing UM President Sheila Stearns says. “The title ‘College of Business’ reflects its importance and impact.” With six majors, a minor and three graduate degrees, the College of Business is responsible for educating a large portion of UM students. Business students make up about 14 percent of UM’s undergraduate population.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, UM has its first endowed chair in the humanities. The new Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History honors Lucile Speer and her contributions to UM and the state of Montana. Speer was a longtime librarian at UM (1928-68) and delegate to the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972.

Betsy Wackernagel Bach, a UM professor of communication studies, recently was named the 2017 recipient of the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. Presented by the National Communication Association, the award honors an NCA member who exemplifies superlative teaching in higher education. The association says Bach earned the award in recognition of her outstanding career of excellent communication, teaching and learning.

The American Fisheries Society recently recognized UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby with its Excellence in Fisheries Education Award, a top national honor. “I am very honored to receive this award by our national professional organization,” Eby says. “The excellent undergraduate and graduate students at UM make my job fun and rewarding.”

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