The 28th annual We Love Northern Ball brought together many supporters of Montana State University-Northern for a hoedown-style celebration.
Attendees square- and line-danced their way through the event. The student ambassadors of MSU-N showed off the line-dancing skills they picked up from their dance lessons and did their best to keep the night lively. Miss Rodeo Montana Laramie Pursley also danced often with the ambassadors and signed headshots for those who wanted one.
The university’s food service out-did themselves with a dinner of prime rib, cordon bleu and endless desserts.
Chancellor James Limbaugh took the stage to thank everyone for going to the ball and helping organize it. He gave special thanks to the MSU-Northern Foundation, which is normally in charge of organizing the ball until this year when it became the responsibility of Trish Limbaugh, the chancellor’s wife.
Limbaugh announced that the ball, which is Northern’s largest fundraising event of the year, raised $28,000 for scholarships and $10,000 for the Northern Montana Plains Indian Museum. This year, attendees of the ball had the choice of donating to either cause.
“We’re doing this for the future of our students … ,” Limbaugh said, adding that “the university cannot be what it is without the alumni.”
Many notable people came to the event, including Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont ., Montana Board of Regent Interim Chair Paul Tuss, MSU-Billings Chancellor Rolf Groseth, MSU-Great Falls CEO and Dean Susan Wolf and William Rugg, the new provost and vice-president of student affairs at MSU-N.
Read more about the We Love Northern Ball in Wednesday’s University Page in the Havre Daily News.