Tech Student Chris Doyle Receives Service Award from Montana Governor's Office


Chris Doyle, a student employee with Cfwep.Org of the Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech, received the ServeMontana award from the Governor’s Office of Community Service on February 28 at their 4th Annual ServeMontana Symposium. Doyle, a senior majoring in Biology at Montana Tech, was nominated by the Cfwep.Org staff for his invaluable service as a member of Cfwep.Org’s education team. “He is instrumental in Cfwep.Org’s mission to educate K-12 students about the Clark Fork watershed–its history of environmental damage and the current, on-going restoration efforts,” explained Dr. Arlene Alvarado, Cfwep.Org Field Coordinator. “He is always at ease; whether he is teaching kindergarten children about macro invertebrates; high-school students about proper planting techniques for Cottonwood saplings; or showing-off his animal calling techniques to people of all ages of the Montana Folk Festival. Chris motivates and engages people young and old to learn more about our watershed and its health.”

Doyle is also a three-time AmeriCorps Alumnus at Montana Tech. During his first two terms of service, Chris assisted the Cfwep.Org team with their educational outreach programs. During Doyle’s AmeriCorps VISTA appointment, he organized Cfwep.Org’s fly fishing camp and was a key leader for Cfwep.Org’s Youth Court program, which is a partnership program with Butte- Silver Bow’s Juvenile Probation Office. This program serves at-risk youth and is designed to help students create a positive change in their lives. Chris has been a mentor and leader of the program, providing invaluable service to our community.

A ceremony honoring and congratulating Chris will be held on Monday, March 11 at 11:00 am in the Copper Lounge on the Montana Tech campus. All are welcome to attend.