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Gay Allison

Gay Allison

University of Montana
Davidson Honors College 002D
Missoula , MT 59812

Phone: (406) 243-2617
Email: gay.allison@umontana.edu
Website: http://www.umt.edu/future.aspx

About Me:

I obtained my bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1972; my major was industrial arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  At the same time, I received my teaching certification, and taught shop classes (welding, wood working, small engine repair—the whole nine yards), to grades 3-12 and Special Ed students.  I moved to Montana in the early 70s to raise my family.  With fifteen years of professional experience in the graphic design field, I've done everything from running 4-color presses to shooting commercials to mass production silkscreen work.  Joining the Montana University System in 1994 and recruited into EPSCoR in 1998, were I am currently the Associate Director of and responsible for the management and oversight of the Montana NSF EPSCoR program.  I am thoroughly addicted to the roller coaster ride my job provides.   With a retired (recovering attorney), husband, four grown children (33, 32, 32, 29), scattered to the four winds, and two wonderful German short-hair pointers, I thoroughly enjoy life outside my career as well.  Besides my family, I thrive on downhill skiing, hiking, canoeing, motorcycling my new Kawasaki Vulcan 500, long novels, and jewelry design.  And, I'm still pretty good with a torch and a table saw!

Last Updated on January 19, 2010
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