University of Great Falls, UGF, was established in 1932 by Edwin Vincent O'Hara, the Catholic Bishop of Great Falls with assistance from the Sisters of Charity of Providence and the Ursuline Sisters. Initially named the Great Falls Junior College for Women, it became a co-educational institute in 1937. By the early 1950's, UGF became the College of Great Falls and it obtained university status in 1995, when it came to be known by its present name.
The college offers undergraduate program through the following academic schools.
The sports teams of UGF, which are known as Argos, participate in basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball athletics activities. Robert M. Wiprud, Director of Family Practice; John Waldhausen, pediatric cardiologist; and Jon Tester, United States Senator from Montana are some of the famous alumni of UGF.
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