Montana Tech Honors Student Veterans

Montana Technological University recognized its 2021 Distinguished Student Veteran awardees at a ceremony on Tuesday evening, November 9, 2021.

Jason Brown and Troy Springer Montana Tech's 2021 Distinguished Student Veterans
Jason Brown and Troy Springer
Montana Tech's 2021
Distinguished Student Veterans

This year, the university received nine outstanding nominations. The 2021 nominees were Michael Hinman, Mechanical Engineering; Jacob Lehmann, Petroleum Engineering; Troy Springer, Construction Technology; Daniel Kelly, Biological Sciences; Rylan Signalness, Occupational Safety and Health; Scott Morley, Geoscience; James Adams, Mechanical Engineering; Jason Brown, Mechanical Engineering and Logan Frandson, Occupational Safety and Health.

The Distinguished Student Veteran Award began in 2014 to honor and recognize outstanding student veterans and active military members at Montana Tech. "We are honored every year to recognize our student veterans and active military members who selflessly served our country, and for that, we are forever thankful," noted Janet Friesz, Registrar/School Certifying Official (SCO).

Montana Tech 2021 Distinguished Student Veteran Nominees including Logan Frandson, Scott Morley, Rylan Signalness, Daniel Kelly, Jacob Lehmann and Michael Hinman (Not pictured James Adams).
Montana Tech 2021 Distinguished
Student Veteran Nominees
including Logan Frandson,
Scott Morley, Rylan Signalness,
Daniel Kelly, Jacob Lehmann and
Michael Hinman
(Not pictured James Adams).

Montana Tech faculty, staff, or students nominated student veterans for the award. Their contribution to the campus and leadership in the classroom is unparalleled. After a thorough review, the university named two student veterans as Distinguished Student Veterans, Jason Brown and Troy Springer.

Theresa Rader, Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Montana Tech, nominated Brown for the award.

In her nomination letter, Rader noted that "even with all the time commitments Jason has, he finds time to volunteer with his son's teams and activities, participate in TRIO Student Support Services, and volunteer for campus events. He has embedded himself and family in the Butte community and embraced the culture of Montana Tech."

Construction Technology-Carpentry Instructor, Rich Miller, nominated Springer.

When asked about Springer, Miller stated, "Troy has consistently stepped up into a leadership role in our lab. He helps to make sure everyone gets a chance to participate without being asked."

To learn more about the services Montana Tech has to offer for service members, please visit https://www.mtech.edu/veterans/.