Student Alumni Association

Proud to be a Bobcat? Join the MSU Student Alumni Association!

Get involved and show your Bobcat pride! We are a student organization closely aligned with the Montana State University Alumni Association and we encourage you to grow as a part of MSU. We create opportunities for you to interact with other Bobcat fans through fun activities, network with alumni through mentoring and other events, enhance your leadership skills, strengthen your loyalty to MSU and uphold Bobcat spirit and traditions. Our members maintain the rich history and traditions at our university and organize community and campus service to make MSU and the surrounding community a better place. You are a student today, but a Bobcat forever. Join today!

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Board of Directors Application

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Benefits and activities

Our members receive the same benefits as MSU Alumni Association members (view them here) and engage in many tradition-building activities including:

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  • Exclusive Bobcat Gear
Undie Run
Bobcat Dinner

  • Light up the “M”

  • Member parties
Local discounts

  • Dye Hard Bobcat Run

  • Ski day

  • Network with alumni

  • Leadership opportunities

SAA Board of Directors 2014–15

Samantha Brandon, President

Samantha Brandon is a senior at Montana State studying Political Science, from Portland, Oregon. From her first day at MSU, she’s been involved on campus and in the community from Event Chair for Montana State Relay for Life to her sorority, Pi Beta Phi. Because of her level of involvement she wants nothing more than to get everyone else involved. Serving as the CASE ASAP District 8 representative she has learned how to incorporate more networking opportunities between students and alumni across the country.

Aaron Blaser, Director of Blue & Gold Traditions 

Aaron Blaser from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He ended up at Montana State after a last minute decision to attend college out of state and has never looked back. Montana State has allowed Aaron to pursue things he never thought he could and test him limits. Now, he finds myself being an Honors College student, triple majoring in Organismal Biology, Film, and Photography, being president of Kappa Sigma, serving on the Board of Directors for the Student Alumni Association. And then there's climbing, hiking, biking to distract me. All in all, Aaron try to inspire my love of MSU and Bozeman to others.

Reilly Parisot, Director of Networking

This is Reilly’s second year serving on the SAA Board. This year Reilly is a sophomore studying Business management and a double minor in Hispanic Studies and Computer Science. He also serves on the Montana State Alumni Foundation VIM Committee. Reilly enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing, fishing, camping, playing tennis, and rafting in the gorgeous Montana outdoors. He loves to let out his VIM at all of MSU’s football and basketball games. Reilly is ready to help other students join SAA and let their VIM out too, during this year through all of the events that our organization will hold!

Zach Findley, Director of Finance

From the slums of Washington DC, the needy children of Nairobi Kenya to the most downtrodden in our own Gallatin County, Zachary has firsthand experience in working to bringing ease and education to the worst off amongst us. In this new year, Zach looks forward to furthered community and university involvement and through inner cooperation with Oxfam, local business and the greater MSU campus family, plans to continue this outreach. As an international business major, his firsthand experience of global economics and their realities have engrained within him the importance of inclusion, equal opportunity and accountability of all.

Taylor Brown, Director of Finance

Taylor Brown, from Richey, Montana, is a junior at Montana State studying Agricultural Education and Agribusiness. This is her first year serving on the SAA board, and she loves it!  Taylor is involved in numerous organizations on campus such as, Alpha Zeta Honors Fraternity, AgEd Club, Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, and Collegiate FFA. She also acts as an Orientation Leader for incoming freshman students. When she isn’t participating in campus activities, Taylor loves volunteering and is a Child Advancement Project volunteer. She also enjoys hiking, hunting/fishing, reading, and visiting her friends and family.