While many faculty members at the University of Montana have struggled with cuts, there is good news for the Davidson Honor College, where a new gift will allow the hiring of two new specialized professors and a full time career development coordinator. Davidson Honors College President Brock Tessman has more details.

"We are going to bring in at least two full time teaching, research, and mentoring fellows," Tessman said. "So starting next summer we will unveil a fully developed career development program. This will be staffed by a full time program coordinator. Which will be taking them all the way from a resume critique to interview prep to landing that first internship."

During it’s 25th anniversary celebration this past weekend, The Davidson Honors College received a $1.5 million gift from the Davidson family that comes with a chance to bring even more staff into the program.

"The Davidson's have also issued a challenge grant  as part of this gift," Tessman said. "It is an open offer, and that means they will match dollar- for-dollar any additional gifts that come in to support this program and that will be up to two additional fellows."

The Davidson family has been deeply involved with the honors college for years on a scale of multiple millions of dollars.