Tom Boone Town and Gown Award

The Tom Boone Town and Gown Award was established to recognize faculty members who foster a deeper understanding between the University of Montana and Missoula. The award honors Missoula attorney and longtime University friend, Thomas H. Boone. In 1978, Boone and five other local businessmen assisted President Richard Bowers in founding the Excellence Fund Missoula Business Drive to establish better relations. The drive continues to serve that goal and raises more than $120,000 for the University each year.

2018 Recipient:

Sarah Certel, Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences

Nomination Process:

Send all nominations to Alex Walker by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14th

  • The award will recognize the faculty member who most demonstrates community involvement and exemplifies a good relationship between campus and community.  
  • Any UM Faculty member is eligible to receive the award.
  • Nominations will be accepted from UM Faculty members.
  • Application materials should include:

Award Presentation:

  • The Tom Boone Town and Gown Award will be presented at the University of Montana Charter Day Ceremony on February 27, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.
  • A $1,500 stipend accompanies the Award.