Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Aug 13, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

We had several announcements today. First, our Silver Bow Kiwanis Family Picnic is one week from today. Please RSVP with Keith so we have a count on how many steaks to provide. The club provides steaks and beverages, each family attending should bring a salad, side, or desert. 6pm at the Mountain Con Mineyard Park in Uptown Butte!

Betsy reported on the District Convention. Shawn Ori was recognized for his long time dedication to the Bike Rodeo. Gerta has his award and will be bringing it to us. We also got pins for Distinguished Devision, which the club presented to Betsy and Roger for all the work they do with the division and the district. We also got pins for being a distinguished club, which were presented to Shawn, Keith, Lee, Steve, and Shane.

Cathy reported that former member Merle has had surgery for colon cancer. Our thoughts are with him.

On a lighter note, our annual installation dinner is scheduled for October 4 at the Vigilante Saddle Club. Hope to see you all there. People interested in helping out with this event should contact Keith.

Then Cathy introduced our speaker, Dr. Don Blackketter, Chancellor of Montana Tech. Dr. Blackketter is from Bozeman, and is starting his third year as Chancellor at Montana Tech in Butte.

Montana Tech currently has 2,800 students, 200 of which are graduate students and 500 of which are attending at the Highlands College. 40% of the student body is in an engineering curriculum, and 85% of the students are in science, technology, engineering, or math. The student body is split 60% male, 40% female. 14% of the petroleum engineers graduating from college in the U.S. in 2013 graduated from Montana Tech. Montana Tech has graduates working in their fields in 49 countries, and has a 95% placement of graduates. Also, graduates from Montana Tech have the highest starting pay scale of any school in Montana, at an average of $55,000 per year. Montana Tech has the second oldest environmental engineering program in the nation.

80% of the students at Montana Tech are from Montana, and 11% are from other countries.

Montana Tech students are recognized for their academic achievements. For two consecutive years Montana Tech has boasted a Goldwater Scholar. Other high recognition reaches the Montana Tech student body, such as last year's Newman Civic Fellow.

Montana Tech has just received approval for its Doctoral program, so work is going on in recruiting students striving for higher degrees.

Don Blackketter, Chancellor, Montana Tech
Chicken Strips and Fries
Event Updated
6:57 Tuesday, August 13, 2013