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MSU instructor dies from injuries in Nepal landslide

Betsy Palmer had been on the MSU staff since 2011- MSU photo(NEPAL)- Officials at Montana State University are mourning the death of an associate professor, who died from injuries she suffered in a landslide in the mountains of Nepal. 

Betsy Palmer was leading a group of 16-honor students on a "Great Expeditions" trip. The slide happened while the group was trekking near a remote village site. None of the students were injured and arrangements are being made to get them back to Montana. 

"Betsy was a strong, spirited, amazing woman filled with graciousness and kindness for every person she met. She was a gifted and award-winning teacher, researcher, and scholar because she cared deeply about her students and was passionate about finding ways to promote their success and well-being throughout their college experiences. We have lost an incredible member of our department, our family, and our lives," said her friend and colleague, Jayne Downey, head of the MSU Department of Education.

Palmer taught statistics and research and had been at MSU for more than a decade.