Great Falls College MSU celebrates Women’s History Month

Record Number: 516
Title: Great Falls College MSU celebrates Women’s History Month
Date: 2017/03/20
Denise Juneau will be one of the speakers at the forum.

GREAT FALLS – Great Falls College MSU is celebrating Women's History Month by hosting a career forum panel discussion on Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m.

The panel includes three women: former Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau; Katie Cunningham, detective with the Great Falls Police Department; and Kristen Inbody, reporter at the Great Falls Tribune.

The panel discussion will be held in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave. S. The event is free and open to the public.

After graduating from Browning High School, Denise Juneau received her bachelor's degree in English from Montana State University. She continued her education and earned a master's in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After teaching in North Dakota and Montana and working at the state education agency, Juneau earned her juris doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law.

She is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Tribes and a descendant of the Blackfeet tribe. In 2008, she became the first American Indian woman in the country ever elected to an executive statewide office.

Kaylin "Katie" Cunningham grew up in Great Falls, graduating from Great Falls High School in 2006. She attended college online at the Axia University of Phoenix, graduating with an associate degree in Criminal Justice and started working at the Cascade County Detention Center in 2008. She was hired as a police officer with the Great Falls Police Department in September 2009. She attended the Montana Law Enforcement Academy from September to December 2009. She was selected as a K9 handler in April 2012 and was paired with her canine partner, Oakley. In December 2016, she was selected as a detective for the Special Victims Unit. Since that time she has been working child sexual and physical abuse cases and adult sex crimes. Cunningham has worked in undercover roles in several sting operations and serves as firearms instructor and physical fitness coach for the Great Falls Police Department.

Kristen Inbody is the "Montana Mystique" reporter for the Great Falls Tribune and co-author of the award-winning "Montana State Parks" guidebook. Inbody was a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English for two years in rural Transylvania. Born to a Choteau farm family, Inbody also worked for newspapers in Washington, D.C., Kodiak, Alaska, and Cody, Wyo. Through her work, she's traveled to every corner of Montana several times, flown in helicopters on Coast Guard missions to remote Alutiiq villages, covered government from city councils to the White House, hiked with Yellowstone scientists, produced a chickpea music video and developed an expertise on the Montana craft brewing scene.

Topics for the panel will include how their career paths started, unique challenges they have faced as women, and rewarding aspects of their work.

To learn more about the Women's History Month Career Panel, contact:

Joshua Archey
Student Activities Coordinator

Erin Granger
Marketing Specialist

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