You may know her as the tiny-but-mighty President of the Associated Students of Montana Tech, but Kerry Lombard goes above and beyond dutifully fulfilling her role in ASMT- she is someone who’s compassionate, passionate about caring for others, and engaged in giving students on Tech campus a voice.
Have you ever wondered how your club event was funded or how dining services were handled? Thursday mornings, Kerry is there with the ASMT Senate- and they’re the ones you can ask.
Kerry stated that ASMT is a place where students can feel free to vent.
“No issue is too small,” she said.
Lombard added that she wants students to know that they can approach ASMT.
“They have a student body that’s for them,” she said.
When asked what Kerry would like to see improved on campus, she simply put that she’d like to see students more involved and to know that they have a voice.
Now a senior in the Bachelors of Science and Nursing program at Tech and a full-time Registered Nurse at our local St. James Hospital, Kerry reminisced on her first few years at Tech, saying they were “hectic”. Things began to fall into place in her sophomore year.
“I found out how to find time for things I enjoy and work,” Kerry said.
Apart from studies, Kerry likes to go hiking, ride bikes, and enjoys doing sunrise yoga.
“Sometimes I just find a rock and sit and watch it. It’s a good way to start your day,” she said.
When asked how she keeps studies, work, and life balanced, she responded that God keeps her motivated.
“I pray about everything. It just gets me through,” she said. “I have a really good support system too, but I wouldn’t have any of that without God. I wish everybody had that.”
Kerry said that her biggest impact and support system has been her parents. Some words of wisdom that her mom passed on to her were to follow her dreams.
“She told me I could do it and told me not to let anyone tell me I couldn’t,” Kerry said in a recent interview.
If you were to ask her parents to describe Kerry, she replied that they’d probably say the same thing.
“They’d say I’ve always been into helping people,” Lombard smiled.
For Kerry, it’s always been about caring about others and providing them with a platform to be heard.