Spurs & Fangs

Student Alumni Association

Proud to be a Bobcat? Become a member of Spurs & Fangs

Who we are

The Spurs & Fangs Student Alumni Association provides MSU undergraduate and graduate students with professional, social and service opportunities on campus and in the wider community. Read more about the activities and events (like ski days and game-day tailgates) you could be a part of.

Our members—students of diverse backgrounds and all class years—have at least one thing in common: We love MSU!

Our goal is to help Montana State students build lifelong connections with our University.
…a student today, but a Bobcat forever!

Become a part of a long-standing tradition on campus and join Spurs & Fangs today! Take a look at our membership benefits.

Funny name with a rich history

The Spurs & Fangs were founded in 1922 as honor societies for sophomore women and men, respectively. They were established with the mandate to carry out the decrees of Septemviri, a separate honorary society of upperclassmen empowered to safeguard campus traditions and decorum through the establishment of rules upholding respectable social conduct. The men and women in these campus groups also focused their efforts on student service and academic excellence.

The SPURS—an acronym for Service, Patriotism, Unity, Responsibility and Sacrifice—went on to spread across the U.S. with chapters primarily at smaller colleges and universities becoming a National Honor Society with an emphasis on community service and scholarship.

Your ticket to access

Today’s Spurs & Fangs remains a student organization devoted to strengthen the bond that current students have with MSU, their class and our alumni family.

We work in partnership with the MSU Alumni Association creating ways for you to interact with other Bobcat fans. Apply here and gain access to fun activities, networking events and career mentoring opportunities.

Learn how to advance your leadership skills and put your Bobcat Spirit into action!

Member benefits and activities

Our members receive ALL the same benefits as MSU Alumni Association members.
View them here.

  • Unique Bobcat gear
  • Exclusive member events
Local discounts

Apply today!

With Spurs & Fangs you get access to these game-day events, fun runs and professional opportunities:
  • Undie Run
  • Bobcat Dinner
MSU Alumni Association tailgates
  • Light up the "M" during Homecoming
  • Exclusive networking events with alumni and Montana State GOLD
  • Dye Hard Bobcat Run
  • Leadership and mentoring sessions with Board of Directors
  • Bobcat Ski Day

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Meet the 2016-17 Board of Directors

Taylor Brown, President

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.  

Reilly Parisot, Vice President

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!

Regan Herrick, Director of Finance

Regan was raised in Bozeman and grew up going to Bobcat sporting events. He is majoring in Business Management with a minor in finance. He enjoys all that Montana has to offer, with some of his favorite activities being golfing, skiing, fishing, and camping. He is also very involved in Sigma Chi Fraternity, holding the positions of both Public Relations Chairman and Judicial Board member. Regan looks forward to becoming more involved within SAA. Go Cats!

Emily Stimac, Director of Communications

Emily Stimac is a junior from Reno, Nevada studying Political Science. She has served on the Board of Directors for 3 semesters now and is looking forward to more! In addition to serving on the board, she is an Advocat, an Orientation leader, and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. In her free time she enjoys skiing, trail running, and fly fishing. She wants to encourage all Bobcats to get involved on campus because there are so many opportunities for all!

Director of Blue & Gold Traditions, position available

Director of Recruitment & Retention, position available

Please contact Natalie Michajla with any questions, email natalie.michajla@msuaf.org or call 406-994-5464.