Montana State University recently welcomed Mark Chakoian to the Academic Technology and Outreach team as the Program Development Manager for Continuing, Professional, and Lifelong Learning. His focus is developing new non-credit courses with campus and community partners. Chakoian has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and joins MSU with 8 years of experience as a higher education administrator and faculty member. Prior to coming to MSU, he was the Assistant Director of Global Education at Columbia College in Chicago.

Montana State University recently welcomed Tess Meacham as the Learning Support Manager for the Academic Technology and Outreach team. She offers campus-wide Adobe Creative Cloud instruction, manages Adobe student ambassadors, administers the new non-credit online learning management system (Brightspace), and supports new distance graduate students by connecting them with available services. Meacham comes to MSU from New Mexico with a degree in graphic design and 14 years’ experience in higher education.

Montana State University recently welcomed Bobbi J. Geise as Director for MSU Wonderlust, within the Academic Technology and Outreach Unit. Geise works with staff and community volunteers to develop and promote lifelong learning courses, lectures, seminars, programs and events for community audiences 50 years and older, and will manage the organizational transition to become an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Geise has an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch-Seattle and brings over 25 years of experience in local and state-wide nonprofit leadership, program development and management, and business ownership.

MSU Recently welcomed Jennifer Raymond as the Business Operations Manager for Academic Technology and Outreach. She provides high-level administrative and management support to the operations of ATO. Jennifer’s roles include front office and executive administrative support, fiscal liaison, HR liaison, business and operations management, front office operations, programs coordination, as well as event logistics and execution. Prior to coming to MSU, Jennifer was the chief operations manager for multiple agricultural entities and her own small business.

Voss & Company Real Estate and Keller Williams Montana Realty are extremely excited and proud to welcome our newest Buyer’s Specialist, Tracy Weathers, to the Voss & Company team. Tracy thrives on providing impeccable service and helping others fulfill their dreams of homeownership. She and her husband relocated to Bozeman from Iowa in 2002 to raise their family. They can often be found enjoying the Montana wilderness with 3 children and their dog, Barrett. Tracy can be reached at or (406) 570-9095.

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at or at (406) 582-2651. 

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