May 12, 2011

FVCC to Graduate First Class of Scholars Students

Flathead Valley Community College will recognize its first class of Scholars Program students during the college’s spring commencement exercise tomorrow.  Commencement will take place at 7 p.m. at the Christian Center in Kalispell. 

The following 13 students have met all graduation requirements for The Scholars Program at Flathead Valley Community College:

Tim Butterfield, Jr.—Kalispell
Erik Emery—Eureka
Caitlin Hills—Kalispell
Nicole Johnson—Kalispell
Kyle Koslosky—Somers
Ben Lynch—Ronan
Stephanie Raymond—Columbia Falls
Michelle Seymour—Kalispell
Elizabeth Turnbull—Kalispell
Gale Marguerite—Columbia Falls
Daniel Seymour—Kalispell
Katy Steiner—Kalispell
Al Steiner—Kalispell

Graduation requirements for the Scholars Program include having a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.4, having completed a minimum of 30 hours of service learning each academic year and having completed a minimum of three Scholars Program courses.

The Scholars Program at FVCC launched in fall of 2009 to provide academically capable and motivated students new opportunities to experience academically rigorous cross-disciplinary honors colloquia through seminar-style classes that incorporate two or more disciplines.

The program provides students with seamless transitions to either the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana or the University Honors Program at Montana State University.  The program also assists students in successfully transferring to honors programs at four-year colleges and universities across the nation.

Scholars Program students receive full-tuition scholarships and renewable stipends.  Program graduates receive special designations on their college transcripts and are provided medallions to wear at commencement.

The Scholars Program at FVCC is currently accepting applications for the fall 2012 semester.  For more information and for admissions requirements and deadlines, contact Scholars Program Director Ivan Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at, or visit