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From The Chancellor

Welcome from the Chancellor

Dear Friends of Wine, Food and MSU Billings,

Welcome to Montana State University Billings and the 2015 Wine & Food Festival. Thank you for joining us as we gather for the 23rd year of this extraordinary event. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our outstanding students, faculty and staff.

These events are made possible by an incredible cast of dedicated and talented volunteers: MSU Billings Foundation staff, particularly, 
Jeanne Moller, who directs the Festival’s planning; this year’s co-chairs, Randy Holbrook and Susan Walton; the MSUB Foundation Board of Trustees; Foundation President and CEO Chuck Wendt; and the many others whose dedication and creative talents have set the stage for another fantastic Festival. In addition, please join us in recognizing the 2015 Wine & Food Festival partners and sponsors.

“Access and Excellence” is the tag line that reaffirms our strong belief in the importance of helping all students reach their educational, professional and personal goals. The scholarships raised during this event are a clear demonstration of your support for our current and future students and MSUB’s commitment to their success.

When you hear from our students and learn about their personal challenges, achievements, plans and dreams, you will understand more clearly our optimism for a brighter future for all Montanans. We promise to maintain our commitment to providing the finest education possible.

We welcome you! Enjoy the friendly conversations, relish the fantastic food and drink, and take part in the many educational experiences offered throughout Wine & Food Festival 2015. Have a memorable time. Open your hearts, bid generously and rally around the “Lots for Scholarships” lot. We invite you to visit your University whenever you have the opportunity!

Dr. Mark A. Nook
MSU Billings Chancellor
Cheryl K. Nook