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Scholarships available to PCHS students

DEER LODGE — The Deer Lodge Education Association is offering scholarships to college students who are majoring in education. To be eligible, the students must be graduating this spring from Powell County High School, or an alumnus of PCHS, and be pursuing an education degree.

Interested applicants should either contact Kathy Thompson at 406-846-1553 ext. 229, request an application by writing to her at Granville Stuart School, 444 Montana Ave., Deer Lodge, Montana 59722, or they are available from Shauna Verlanic at the high school. A 500-word essay titled “Why Did You Choose Teaching as Your Career?” is to accompany the application.  An official transcript is also required. Previous recipients are welcome to apply again.

The completed application must be postmarked no later than April 12.

Last year’s recipients were Matteson Smith and Ariel Clark, and their scholarships were funded from proceeds of the D.L.E.A./Scholastic book fairs held each year in November and April.

Montana Tech department renamed

The Montana Tech’s student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Spring Symposium will be renamed as of next year after Butte native, Montana Tech Petroleum Engineering alumnus and long-time faculty member John “Jocko” Evans.

Evans and his wife, Gaye, will be guests of honor at the symposium and golf tournament  on April 11–13. 

Evans started as an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department in 1991 and became department head in 2003. He was instrumental in the fundraising efforts to construct the new Natural Resources Building to house the growing enrollment in petroleum engineering.

Though Evans retired from teaching in 2008, he continued to teach classes part-time and conduct research in support of the department’s mission. He received the Chancellor’s Medallion Award at Montana Tech’s 2016 commencement ceremony. The same year, a group of former students, colleagues and friends of Jocko and Gaye Evans came together to establish the John “Jocko” and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship on Montana Tech’s campus.


Tech department head honored

Kumar Ganesan, head of Montana Tech’s Department of Environmental Engineering, has been named a fellow with the Air and Waste Management Association.

Ganesan started at Montana Tech in 1983. In 1996, he began his role as professor and department head. He oversees Montana Tech’s web-based Master’s in Project Engineering and Management degree program. He has received many awards and honors over the years and co-authored or edited numerous books.

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