Where Are They Now?
Matthew Podolinsky
2009 Graduate
Matthew Podolinsky
I have recently graduated this fall from the University of Montana with a Bachelor's in History. The college adventure was truly amazing and I already miss it. And thanks to Angel Fund Scholarships I was able to accomplish my college career. Assistance is always helpful in this day of ours. And I thank you dearly for your help.
As of now, I am working for Montana Wilderness Association and the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project canvassing on campus in support of Montana's great outdoors and increasing voter turnout. Simultaneously, I am interning for Forward Montana, which is a non-profit group that defends voter rights, fights for equality, among a list of other things. You can check out the organization at forwardmontana.org.
This summer, I am excited to announce that I am once again hired by the Bureau of Land Management as a Wilderness Ranger. I will be conducting Wilderness studies and analyzing land parcels to determine if they have Wilderness characteristics.
Miranda Lee Clark
2010 Graduate
Miranda Lee Clark As a 2010 scholarship recipient, I was on the track to attend MSU Bozeman School of Architecture in the fall 2010. I have since completed the undergraduate degree in fall 2013 (3.5 yrs) through an extra study abroad session to Morocco and The Community Design Center (CDC). I am setup to begin the masters program at MSU this fall 2014. I have recently accepted an internship for this summer working for Eggart Engineering and Construction in Billings, MT. Your scholarship was an excellent opportunity for me to grow as a young woman entering college and the beginning of the professional career that I began dreaming of in sixth grade!
Thank you very much!
Texel Feder
2010 Graduate
Texel Feder
In 2010 I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from The Angel Fund to help with my college expenses at MSU in Bozeman. I would have to say the biggest difference the scholarship made for me that year was in helping delay the necessity of my getting a job as a freshman Presidential Scholar in the Honors College taking 17 and 18 credits. The scholarship enabled me to focus on my studies, to be involved in service work, and to get used to the responsibilities of living on my own. While I started working later during school, that first year was crucial in learning study habits and adjusting to the demands of trying to maintain a 4.0 GPA while involved in other activities like Engineers Without Borders and Amnesty International. I will be graduating summa cum laude in May and was recently selected as one of forty MSU seniors to receive the Award For Excellence for those with an exemplary record of campus and community activities, involvement, and service. I am majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art History and will be attending a graduate program in the future, hopefully in London or Paris, to study the business of art. My goal is to eventually own a contemporary art gallery. I would like to thank The Angel Fund, and Marcia Wall in particular, for the generous contribution you made to my education. The responsibility that comes with knowing others have invested in your future is not taken lightly.
The photo I have attached was taken during the month I spent in Kenya with MSU's Engineers Without Borders helping with water projects.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Angel Fund one last time for the scholarship help you provided me during my college studies. I recently graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at MSU and was named an outstanding senior in the Liberal Studies Department. I was also recognized this spring with an Award of Excellence, given to the top 1% of seniors at MSU. I tell you this not to brag, but to let you know that your financial help has allowed me the opportunity to excel at my academic studies, as well as to be involved in campus and community volunteer activities. I graduated with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Art History and am currently working at a gallery in Bozeman. I am making plans for graduate studies in another year and am working to save towards that goal. Thank you again for your support, your encouragement, and for believing in me.
Stacia Brooke Medvec
2011 Graduate
Stacia Brooke Medvec I finished my freshman year in Bozeman and made it another semester and decided the big university wasn't for me, so I moved home to Helena and now I have finished a year at the Helena College. I got accepted into the nursing program at Helena College this semester, so this is my first semester as a nursing student!!! I graduate with my AAS as an LPN in December!!! I am planning on continuing my education and getting my RN at the tech and will hopefully be done by next December! I am so lucky to have an experience such as this and so grateful for the scholarship to help pay for my dream!
Thank you!