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Community Helps A Student - Donations Needed


The Montana Tech family is partnering with building supplier, ProBuild, to help an injured student in need. Highlands College Construction Technology students are making the injured student’s home wheelchair accessible and ProBuild is supplying the construction materials at their cost.

Petroleum Engineering student, Calven Goza, was injured in an accident last May and now requires the use of a wheelchair. Calven will return to Tech in the Spring semester, but in order for that to happen, his Butte home will require some modifications to become wheelchair accessible.

Construction Technology students are designing and constructing an exterior ramp leading up to the house as well as interior ramps between levels in the house. In addition to generously providing the construction materials at their cost, ProBuild has created an account on behalf of Calven into which members of the community may donate to help defray the cost of the construction materials. Montana Tech has also set up a donation account through its Foundation Office.

“When our students get to work on a project like this which directly helps one of their fellow students in need, it really brings it home to our students that the education and skills they are acquiring here are truly valuable,” said Bill Ryan, Carpentry Instructor and Chair of the Trades & Technology Department at Highlands College.

Donations from members of the Montana Tech community and the Greater Butte-Silver Bow community are encouraged and very much needed. Anyone wishing to donate may do so at ProBuild which is located at 2805 Lexington Avenue in Butte (under the Goza Account) or at Montana Tech at 1300 Park Street in Butte (at the Tech Foundation Office under the Mile Marker 73 Fund).

For any further information about this issue or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech or Highlands College, please contact Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828 or Dr. John M. Garic at 406-496-3714.