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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 2014 Wine & Food Festival. We thank you for joining us as we gather for the 22nd year of this extraordinary event. Let’s have some fun and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our outstanding students, faculty and staff.

These events are made possible by a fantastic cast of dedicated and talented volunteers: MSU Billings Foundation staff, particularly Ms. Jeanne Moller, who directs the Festival’s planning; this year’s co-chairs, Julie Linderman and Randy Holbrook; the MSUB Foundation Board of Trustees; new President & 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 2014 Wine & Food Festival partners and sponsors.

“Access and Excellence” is the tag line that reaffirms our strong belief in the importance of providing each of our students with opportunities for personal growth, intellectual development and future success. The scholarships funded during this event are a clear demonstration of your support for public higher education for our current students and those to come.

When you hear from our students and learn about their personal challenges, achievements, plans and dreams, you will understand even 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 2014. Have a memorable time. Open your hearts, bid generously and rally around the “Scholarship Auction.” We invite you to visit your University whenever you have the opportunity!



Rolf Groseth, Ph.D.



Jaynee Drange Groseth