RMC News

RMC again recognized as Montana’s Best Value University
Billings, Mont., September 14, 2020 – Year after year, Rocky Mountain College (RMC) continues to invest in current and future students. Read more


New Doctor of Medical Science program officially accredited
Billings, Mont., September 10, 2020 – Dr. Heather Heggem, Program Director for Rocky Mountain College’s new online Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program, is pleased to begin welcoming practicing physician assistants (PA’s) into the program. Read more


RMC 2020 spring semester high honors and dean’s list for academic achievement
BILLINGS, Mont., July 16, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 2020 spring semester dean’s list which includes students who maintained a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average (GPA). High honors students who maintained a 4.0 GPA will be noted with an asterisk (*). Read more


RMC’s computer science program awarded grant to create two new active learning classrooms
BILLINGS, Mont., July 7, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College’s Computer Science Program has received a Charles M. Bair Family Trust grant to transform two Technology Hall classrooms into active learning spaces. Read more


RMC Graduates 188 Students at 138th Commencement
BILLINGS, May 21, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College (RMC) congratulates the following 188 students who received degrees at the RMC virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Read more


RMC’s OTD Program awarded grant to study early childhood adversity in Native American community
Billings, Mont., May 18, 2020 - Rocky Mountain College’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program has received a Montana IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence research Award that will initiate an occupational therapy sensory program to increase positive behaviors in children who express sensory processing and/or behavioral difficulties due to early childhood adversity. Read more


RMC professor awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study and teach in Ireland
Billings, Mont., May 13, 2020 - Precious McKenzie, associate professor of English at Rocky Mountain College has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award in the Innovation Research Dissemination Program. Read more


RMC Senior Art Show to be displayed online
BILLINGS, Mont., April 24, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the Class of 2020 Senior Art Show. The show is the culmination of four years of work from seven seniors who have majored or minored in Art. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show will not be on display at The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery on campus. Instead, the show will be featured on the College website beginning on Friday, April 24, 2020. Read more


RMC moves to online classes, cancels public events until April 13
BILLINGS, Mont., March 16, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College is joining other educational institutions in Montana to take steps to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and help protect the health and safety of our students and community. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host Mark S. Moak “Retrospective Exhibition” March 19 to April 8
BILLINGS, Mont., March 9, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College’s Ryniker-Morrison Gallery will host “Retrospective Exhibition,” an exhibit of work by Mark S. Moak in Tech Hall on the RMC campus from March 19 through April 8, 2020. Read more


RMC acquires new building for Physician Assistant Studies program
BILLINGS, Mont., February 19, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College announced today that it has purchased a new building to house its Master of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program. Read more


RMC to launch new Doctor of Medical Science program
BILLINGS, Mont., February 10, 2020 - The Rocky Mountain College Board of Trustees and faculty have approved a new Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program designed for practicing physician assistants who already have their master of physician assistant degrees. Read more


RMC professor and students discuss turtle research on Our Montana video
BILLINGS, Mont., February 13, 2020 - View video of the interview with Our Montana. Read more


RMC 2019 fall semester high honors and dean’s list for academic achievement
BILLINGS, Mont., February 4, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 2019 fall semester dean’s list which includes students who maintained a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average (GPA). High honors students who maintained a 4.0 GPA will be noted with an asterisk (*). Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host Red Lodge Clay Center exhibit February 5 to March 6
BILLINGS, Mont., January 31, 2020 – The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of work by Red Lodge Clay Center artists from February 5 through March 6, 2020. The exhibit will open with a reception Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Read more


RMC to host actor Gary Farmer for Presidential Lecture Series and special events
BILLINGS, Mont., January 30, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College will host actor Gary Farmer in its third installment of the Presidential Lecture Series. Farmer will present “A 20th Century Indian: Perspectives on Life and Art” on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Great Room of Prescott Hall on the Rocky Mountain College campus. Read more


Rocky Mountain College awarded arboretum accreditation
BILLINGS, Mont., January 27, 2019 - Rocky Mountain College has been awarded a Level I Arboretum Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum. The College has also been recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s arboreta. Read more


Rocky Mountain College Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program to host inaugural Rural Health Research Symposium
Rocky Mountain College's Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program is proud to present its inaugural Rural Health Research Symposium, which will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the Great Room of Prescott Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host “RMC Graduate Show & Guest-Art through the Generations” exhibit January 20 to 31
BILLINGS, Mont., January 3, 2020 – The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery is pleased to host a new show entitled “RMC Graduate Show & Guest-Art through the Generations” featuring two RMC graduates, Nikki Kostelecky and Helen Tolliver, along with their mother, Kathy Tolliver, from January 20 to 31. Read more


RMC partners with University of Montana Law School to offer 3+3 program
BILLINGS, Mont., December 19, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana to establish a 3+3 degree program for prospective law school students. Read more


RMC equestrian team competes at the University of Utah
BILLINGS, Mont., December 19, 2019 – The RMC IHSA Western team took High Point Team and Sarah Thompson took High Point Rider at a recent IHSA show in Logan, Utah. Read more


RMC’s 2020 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized during 111th Candlelight Dinner
BILLINGS, Mont., December 11, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is honored to announce the recipients of the College’s 2020 Alumni Awards. Dr. James “Doc” McDowell, Dr. Elizabeth McNamer, Michele Stewart (‘91), and Lindsey Gray (‘10) will be recognized at the 111th Candlelight Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Read more


RMC student receives Montana Student Volunteer Award
BILLINGS, Mont., December 11, 2019 - RMC student Bailey Rheaume has received a Montana Student Volunteer Award. Read more


RMC Flight Team Selected for National Competition
BILLINGS, Mont., November 11, 2019 - The Intercollegiate Flight Team at Rocky Mountain College has been selected to compete at the National Competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) to be held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin the week of May 18, 2020. Read more


RMC to support Billings Family Service through the Give-a-Ton food drive competition
BILLINGS, Mont., November 4, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is fighting to end hunger in the Billings community through the Give-a-Ton food drive competition with MSU Billings. Read more

RMC named in WalletHub's 2020 Best Colleges and Universities rankings
BILLINGS, Mont., October 28, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College received highest marks in WalletHub's 2020 Best Colleges and Universities Rankings as the top school in the State of Montana. Read more


RMC students to participate in annual Halloween for Hunger food drive
BILLINGS, Mont., October 25, 2019 – On Thursday, October 31, 2019 between 5:30-8:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain College students will collect non-perishable food items for the annual Halloween for Hunger food drive. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host student exhibit October 24 – December 6
BILLINGS, Mont., October 10, 2019 – The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery will host a show dedicated to Rocky Mountain College students and their artwork from October 24 to December 6. Read more


RMC newly ranked in “Regional Universities in the West” category by U.S. News & World Report
BILLINGS, Mont., October 7, 2019 – U.S. News & World Reports recently published its 2020 Best Colleges rankings. Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce that we have been recategorized to the sector “Regional Universities in the West.” Read more


RMC’s 2019 Common Read Selection: Lowell Jaeger’s “Earth-Blood & Star-Shine”
BILLINGS, Mont., September 24, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College has chosen Lowell Jaeger’s “Earth-Blood & Star-Shine” as the Common Read for 2019. Jaeger was named Montana's seventh Poet Laureate in 2017. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host “A Retrospective Journey of Texture and Tone” by Harry Koyama September 25 - October 14
BILLINGS, Mont., September 13, 2019 – The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery is pleased to host painter and sculptor Harry Koyama for a show entitled “A Retrospective Journey of Texture and Tone” September 25 - October 14. The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, September 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery. Read more


RMC to launch Presidential Lecture Series with presentation on blockchain technology
BILLINGS, Mont., August 30, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College will host an evening on blockchain technology with tZERO Vice President of Product Development, Rob Christensen, as part of a new Presidential Lecture Series. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host “Two Amigos” by Steve Degenhart and Karen Tanner September 3-23
BILLINGS, Mont., August 23, 2019 – Ryniker-Morrison Gallery is pleased to host potter Steve Degenhart and painter Karen Tanner, who will team up for a combined show entitled “Two Amigos” September 3-23. The exhibit will open with a reception Thursday, September 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery. Read more


RMC joins Culture of Respect Collective
BILLINGS, Mont., June 14, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College has joined a cohort of 36 colleges and universities from across North America to participate in NASPA’s “Culture of Respect” Collective program. Read more


M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust continues investment in environmental science with $58,830 grant to RMC
BILLINGS, Mont., June 4, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College received a $58,830 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to support research into human impact on two species of native river turtles and river management methods to ensure species conservation. Read more


RMC’s 2019 spring semester high honors and dean’s list
BILLINGS, Mont., May 21, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 2019 spring semester high honors and dean’s list for academic achievement. Read more


Rocky Mountain College announces 137th Commencement
BILLINGS, Mont., May 1, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce that it will award 222 undergraduate and 54 graduate degrees to a total of 276 students at its 137th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Fortin Education Center. Read more


Rocky Mountain College student Jessica Novak honored as Newman Civic Fellow
BILLINGS, Mont., April 15, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College student Jessica “Jessie” Novak has been announced as a 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellow. Read more


Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant program expansion planned
BILLINGS, Mont., April 9, 2019 – The Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies program at Rocky Mountain College has received approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant to add slots for 12 students beginning in July 2020. Read more


Rocky Mountain College’s 6th Annual Student Symposium set for April 10
BILLINGS, Mont., April 4, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is honored to host the 6th Annual Student Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in three locations on the RMC campus. Read more


Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host RMC Senior Art Show April 11 - May 4
BILLINGS, Mont., March 29, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College’s Ryniker-Morrison Gallery will host “The Senior Show” by Rocky’s graduating seniors, a collection of works put together by the students as a capstone to their art degree. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m. in Tech Hall. Read more


RMC to host debate with The Irish Times national champions
BILLINGS, Mont., March 19, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College will host a debate with The Irish Times national champions on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Prescott Hall. There will be a reception prior to the debate beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read more


RMC Ryniker-Morrison Gallery to host “The Falcon's Eye: Nature Photography” by Michael Sample March 14 – April 4
BILLINGS, Mont., March 1, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College’s Ryniker-Morrison Gallery will host “The Falcon’s Eye: Nature Photography” by Michael Sample, a photography collection representing all seasons. Read more


RMC expands fleet with two new Piper Archer III aircraft
BILLINGS, Mont., February 20, 2019 – The Rocky Mountain College Aviation program has added two new 2018 Piper Archer III aircraft to expand its training fleet. Read more


Rocky Mountain College seats inaugural doctorate class
BILLINGS, Mont., February 14, 2019 – In January 2019, Rocky Mountain College inaugurated its first ever doctorate program, as it welcomed the first class in the occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program. Read more


Rocky Mountain College to host 110th Candlelight Dinner February 7
BILLINGS, Mont., January 30, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College will host the 110th Candlelight Dinner on Feb. 7, 2019 in the Great Room of Prescott Hall. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Read more


Rocky Mountain College installs new active learning classroom
BILLINGS, Mont., January 28, 2019 – In January, Rocky Mountain College welcomed students to MK-125, a brand-new active learning classroom in Morledge-Kimball Hall. The classroom, funded by a generous grant from the Sunderland Foundation, supports the College’s broader commitment to transformational learning. Read more


Rocky Mountain College 2018 fall semester high honors and dean’s list for academic achievement
BILLINGS, Mont., January 24, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 2018 fall semester dean’s list which includes students who maintained a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average (GPA). High honors students who maintained a 4.0 GPA will be noted with an asterisk (*). Open or download the .pdf version of the press release for a complete list of students, grouped by state. Read more


Rocky Mountain College partners with the Montana Human Rights Network and MSU-Billings to co-host “No Hate in Our State” event
BILLINGS, January 18, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College and MSU-Billings will co-host the “No Hate in Our State” presentation event on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The event will first occur on the campus of Rocky Mountain College at 4 p.m. in Losekamp Auditorium. MSU-Billings will follow with the same presentation occurring at 7 p.m. in the SUB, A/B Banquet room on the MSU-Billings campus. Read more


Rocky Mountain College Student Veterans Club sponsors military appreciation basketball games
BILLINGS, Mont., January 7, 2019 – Rocky Mountain College’s Student Veterans Club will sponsor a basketball doubleheader to honor soldiers killed in action and in memory of military members who lost their battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more