University of Montana President Royce Engstrom will be in the Bitterroot Valley Thursday to meet with and listen to educators, alumni, students and community members in Florence, Stevensville and Hamilton.
“The Bitterroot Valley, with its two-year UM-affiliate Bitterroot College, is close to our central campus, so it’s vitally important to visit and strengthen our ties whenever possible,” Engstrom said. “We always work to improve our connections with all Montanans across this great state and share the stories of our outstanding students, faculty and alumni. This outreach tour will help us achieve those goals.”
The UM Alumni Association will host a community event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Higherground Brewing, located at 518 N. First St. in Hamilton. Community members will be able to meet with Engstrom and connect with alumni and friends. It is free and open to the public, and participants are encouraged to wear Griz gear.
University officials aim to visit numerous high schools on this leg of the tour, including Florence-Carlton High, Stevensville High and Hamilton High.
Prior legs of the president’s “We are Montana” tour stopped in 26 towns, traveling a total of 3,500 miles. Engstrom will conclude his tour in March with visits to Great Falls and Lewistown.