Justin DuMontier, an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will graduate in June 2018 with his Associate Degree in Business Management and is on track to graduate with the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration by 2020.
Justin is a proud scholarship recipient of the American Indian College Fund, the Johnson Foundation, and S&K Technologies. His drive to succeed can be seen in his focused determination to manage his multiple roles that include a business owner of a martial arts academy and fitness gym, full-time student, husband, and father of six children.
Upon graduation, Justin will continue his education at the University of Montana, where he plans to work toward an MBA and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His dream is to develop a Health and Wellness Center in his hometown of St. Ignatius, Montana.
Molly Stammer originally from Minnesota will graduate in June 2018 with her Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology. She currently holds an Associate degree in Hydrology as well as a Certificate of Completion in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
While maintaining a 4.0-grade point average, Molly has participated in multiple internships, received the Salish Kootenai College Natural Resource Department award for GIS, and represents Northrop Grumman and the Haynes Foundation as a student scholar. Molly has accomplished all of this while being a proud solo parent of a 6-year-old son.
Upon graduation, Molly plans to continue her education at the University of Montana Law School to achieve her dreams of becoming an Environmental Lawyer with an interest in promoting Habitat Restoration and Water Quality.
Wildlife & Fisheries
Ian McRyhew was born in the Mojave Desert of California and as a child moved to Butte, Montana. Ian will graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries. Ian maintains a 4.0-grade point average and is currently in his second year at Salish Kootenai College.
Ian is the President of the SKC chapter of the Society for Ecology Education, Diversity & Sustainability Club (SEEDS). He also works for the Campus Extension Office, where he has had the opportunity to work on numerous invasive species studies. Ian is a Northrop Grumman and Haynes Foundation student scholar. He is a proud husband, father, and grandfather with a great love for Montana.
Upon graduation, Ian’s goal is to work with a marine conservation institute or wildlife refuge. His passion is to save endangered species from extinction, which has given him the desire to travel the world to assist in conservation efforts of all wildlife.
Secondary Math Education
Whitney Bremner is an enrolled member of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska as well as a descendant of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana. She will graduate in 2019 with an Associate degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math Education.
Born and raised in her hometown of Browning on the Blackfeet Reservation, Whitney was inspired to pursue education by her mother, who was a teacher for nearly 20 years. She came to Salish Kootenai College immediately out of high school and is currently in her third year. Whitney is a math tutor in the Math and Science Lab on campus as well as an American Indian College Fund and Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) student scholarship representative.
Upon graduating, Whitney’s career goal is to return to the Blackfeet Reservation to teach middle or high school students. Her ultimate educational goal is to earn a Master’s Degree.
Secondary Math Education
Isaac Cain, originally from Virginia, found his way to Salish Kootenai College when he and his wife moved to Polson, Montana in 2014. He will graduate in 2019 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Math Education. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History as well as a minor in German Literature and Language from the University of Virginia.
While maintaining a 4.0-grade point average, Isaac serves as a tutor in the Science, Engineering, and Math (SEM) Lab and as a teacher’s assistant for math courses.
Isaac’s passion for football allowed him to play collegiately at the University of Virginia on a full athletic scholarship. His long-term goal is to coach football, in addition to teaching in the classroom, and to earn his Masters degree within five years.
In his spare time, Isaac volunteers with Summit Independent Living Center in Ronan and Missoula in their Art and Improv-Comedy classes. Isaac is the proud father of a four-year-old son.