UMAA Honors Sheila Callahan at Charter Day
February 14 is the perfect day to honor special folks. And this year, Charter Day—honoring the founding of UM 109 years ago—fell on Valentine's Day.
The Alumni Association presented Sheila Callahan '75 with its Montana Alumni Award at the afternoon awards ceremony. Sheila, general manager and owner of KMSO Radio in Missoula, is a tireless promoter of the University and its programs.
"She has adopted Homecoming as her personal crusade," Alumni Director Bill Johnston says. "Sheila meets numerous times a year to strategize ways to improve on the University's and Missoula's largest annual event. She always has an open chair at the microphone to visit with UM people to promote activities."
A member on many of Missoula's non-profit boards, Sheila continually reminds people of the importance and impact UM plays in their daily and professional lives.
On receiving the award, Sheila quoted UM alumna and broadcaster, Norma Ashby '57 of Great Falls, who said, "Service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy." Then she added her tribute: "I feel I have never done enough for UM because the space I occupy here is the best real estate in the state—because The University of Montana is here." All award recipients were honored at a luncheon preceding the ceremony and at a reception following the event. Charter Day birthday treats were served to students at the University Center, to attendees at that evening's Montana Repertory Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, at the eighth annual Native American lecture, and at Friday evening's Lady Griz basketball game.
TOP 10Reasons UMAA’s Bill Johnston, Julie Schwartz and Jodi Johnson Moreau like traveling with the Griz to Chattanooga
10. Riding in Missoula's best winter parade—the drive to the airport.
9. Boarding the plane—directly from the bus.
8. Staying at the team's hotel—play- ers, coaches, parents, alums and fans everywhere.
7. Big, football-player-size portions at the NCAA luncheon.
6. Tennessee welcomes from the locals—temporary die-hard Griz fans.
5. Jim Palmer's Grizzly truck dwarf- ing the Furman Paladins horse trailer at the Cricket Pavilion.
4. Touching that championship trophy at the post game party.
3. Hanging out with the media—great dancers and always "in the know."
2. Bass-voiced Grizzlies flexing, posing, and chanting “ho, ho, ho” on the plane ride home.
1. Seeing the Griz make history—in person.
Montana Korean War Memorial Anniversary By C.E. Crookshanks
The fifth anniversary of the dedication of the Montana Korean War Memorial will be observed June 14 with a program at Missoula's Rose Memorial Park. The memorial honors those Montanans who served and died in what has become known as the "Forgotten War." Featured speakers will be South Korean Ambassador Sung Chul Yang and Retired Major General Nels Running.
The Montana Korean War Memorial Committee was organized in 1996 to plan and create the memorial. Members of the expanded committee include six UM alumni: C.E. Crookshanks '52, Bruce Haegg Johnson '99, Jim McDonald '69, Glenn Parmeter '50, Sam Roberts '41, and Gary Sorenson '57. Johnson, a Missoula native, artist, and Vietnam War veteran, created and donated the original design and artwork. The memorial is constructed of black academy granite, the same as that used in the Korean Memorial in Washington, D.C. The names of the 138 Montanans who died in the war are etched into the granite slabs.
The committee is a commemorative partner in a four-year program that encourages development of ongoing programs, events, and activities, which identify, recognize, and honor Korean War Veterans and their families, especially those who lost loved ones. The committee also works to increase awareness of veterans' contributions toward the peace and freedom enjoyed today in the Republic of Korea.
Name These Alumni
These four alumni received the Order of the Grizzly award in 1973. Can you identify them? Mail or e-mail your answers to the Alumni Office. On June 3, we will draw five names from the correct submissions and award each a special gift. The winners' names and the identified alumni will appear in the next issue of the Montanan. The Order of the Grizzly was established in 1965 to honor individuals who have sustained an active interest in Montana and whose accomplishments have contributed to the welfare of the state, the nation, and the world. The award itself is a bronze miniature of a grizzly bear, sculptured by art Professor Rudy Autio, who personally supervised the casting of the miniatures.
A 1994 UM class ring. To claim, contact the Alumni Office: 1-800-862-5862. Identify the degree, stone, and general area where ring was lost.
Name That Bear
The carved grizzly bear near Brantly Hall needs a name. (See page 2 of the Winter 2001 Montanan). The UM Alumni Association is offering a UM alumni sweatshirt for the winning entry received in our office by May 10. A plaque on the bear will bear its new name and that of the sculptor, David Coy.