March 22-23, 2001
ITEM 110-1009-R0301������ Renaming of the Lodge as the Emma B. Lommasson Center; The University of Montana-Missoula
THAT: Consistent with Board of Regents� Policy 1004.1 Naming of Buildings, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to name the facility known as �the Lodge,� the �Emma B. Lommasson Center.�
EXPLANATION: Emma B. Lommasson�s association with The University of Montana began as a student at the age of 17, in 1929.� After earning her degree in Mathematics, she returned to her hometown of Sand Coulee to teach school until 1937.� In fall of 1937, she returned to UM-M to pursue her master�s degree in Mathematics.� At that time she began her first campus job as a teaching assistant and administrative secretary for the Department of Mathematics.�
����������������������������������������������� During World War II, Mrs. Lommasson taught navigation, civil air regulations, and Mathematics to young men in training to become pilots on campus.� In 1945, she became the University�s first veterans� advisor, and in 1946, she assumed the position of Assistant Registrar.� Until her retirement in 1977, she worked in the Registrar�s Office and Admissions at varying positions, all the time helping students.
����������������������������������������������� In 1977, Emma Lommasson received recognition at UM-M�s 80th commencement ceremonies by the Faculty Senate �in recognition of her outstanding career of service to students and faculty of the University.�� Later that year she earned the Distinguished Alumni Award.� After retirement, Mrs. Lommasson volunteered part time for 12 years as an academic advisor and also assisted in the Registrar�s Office. She served as the Grand Marshall at the 1998 Homecoming parade.
����������������������������������������������� Mrs. Lommasson helped generations of UM-M students while making an indelible mark on their lives.� As one person said, �She is a very gracious lady who has touched the lives of many students and faculty here at the University and this would be a fitting tribute to this grand lady. �