Marcia St. Goddard
As a three year participant in the University of Montana Upward Bound program, Marcia St. Goddard graduated from Browning High School in June of 2003. She immediately enrolled as a freshman at the University of Montana in Missoula during the Fall semester of 2003. During her time at UM, Marcia achieved tremendous academic and personal goals. Marcia was an active student leader in many programs on campus including TRIO-Student Support Services, the UM Native American Peer Mentor program, UM Health Careers Opportunity Program, the UM American Indian Student Support Program and the UM Upward Bound program. In addition, Marcia also coordinated and facilitated health fairs at the annual Kyi-Yo Pow Wow hosted at UM each spring.
Marcia graduated from UM in May, 2008 with High Honors with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Human Performance - Exercise Science option. In addition, Marcia was chosen by the faculty in her department to receive the distinguished "Outstanding Senior Presidential Award" for her graduating class. Upon graduating from UM, Marcia was accepted into the prestigious UM School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences program. Marcia was one of sixty applicants to be accepted into the program out of a pool of over 300 applicants. Marcia plans to continue studying at UM for the next three years to earn her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Marcia's accomplishments are a product of her dedication, focus, and resilience. She is an excellent role model to her peers and all those around her. We are very proud to honor all of her hard work by awarding her a 2009 Montana ASPIRE TRIO Achievers Award.