The Graduate School staff invites you to contact us for information about any of our graduate programs. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM mountain standard time. If you pay a visit to campus, please stop by our office in the Lommasson Center - Griz Central, Room 224.
Phone: (406) 243-2572
FAX: (406) 243-4593
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592
My name is Mary Kamensky and I'm the administrative assistant at the Graduate School. I've been at the university for more than 20 years, and I have been involved with graduate programs the entire time. I really enjoy my job at the Graduate School because it gives me the opportunity to interact with graduate students from all disciplines. I moved to Missoula from the Midwest over 30 years ago to raise my family. Like other Missoulians, I consider myself extremely fortunate to live in this community. Please contact me if you have any questions about financial support, any of our graduate programs, or any information about Missoula. My phone number is 406.243.4598
I am currently an undergraduate student at UM majoring in Journalism, and I have a minor in Native American Studies.
I have lived in Montana my entire life. I graduated from Columbia Falls High School and attended college at Montana Tech in Butte. I enjoy living in Montana because my family is close and I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and softball.
After working for the United States Forest Service for nine years, I started work for The University of Montana Business Services in 2003. In 2005, I started working at the Graduate School. I am very happy to use my background in technology to work on projects at the Graduate School dealing with automation, recruiting and diversity.
Although I was born in New York, I was raised in Montana and graduated from UM in 1982 with a degree in Interpersonal Communication (now Communication Studies). In 1984 I received a one-year fellowship to study Language and Cognition at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and I stayed in the Midwest long enough to meet my husband Larry and to decide, with him, that Montana was where we wanted to be.
I worked in the Psychology Department from 1988 to 1991, but then left the University to be a mom and home-schooler to our six children, five of them adopted from foster care. I also did some training of potential foster and adoptive parents for the State of Montana.
Now that my children are mostly grown, I've returned to the University, and have been at the Graduate School since fall of 2007.
My name is Isa Atkinson, and I am the Graduation Coordinator for the Graduate School. I came to work at the University of Montana in August of 2008, after relocating to Missoula from the Oregon Coast, where I worked as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an early recovery group facilitator.
The best part of my job here at the U is working with the students at the graduation stage of their time here at the University, and seeing the relief on their faces when they have successfully completed their master's or doctoral degrees, and the pride that they have in themselves for a job well done.
Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions, or concerns. I can be reached at 406.243.2572.