The annual Awards for Excellence Banquet was held Feb. 18 at the MSU Strand Union Building. The banquet is co-sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association and the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce MSU Relations Committee.

Each year the Alumni Association calls for nominations from the college of outstanding students. The number each college can nominate is based on enrollment and is determined by the alumni office.

This year the College of Business (COB) was allowed to nominate five candidates. The students chosen were based on the following criteria; senior standing, 3.50 cumulative GPA (min), and records of outstanding service to MSU & community. Students are selected by faculty ballot.

Student nominations are then forwarded to the Alumni Association who makes the final decision and contacts the selected students. The student in return chooses a faculty member he/she feels most influenced their college career.

The Awards for Excellence was established to bring together the Bozeman business community and Montana State University in a congenial atmosphere fondly referred to as "bridging the gap between town and gown.

These awards are highly prestigious and a great honor to receive. Congratulations to the following COB winners!

The following are this year's award winners: Matthew Hutchinson, business finance who nominated Dr. Clark Maxam ; Kathy Laubach, business management who nominated Dr. Bill Brown; Erin Mohr, business accounting who nominated Christie Johnson; Jeremy Norby, business finance who nominated Dr. Clark Maxam and John Stickel, business finance who nominated Dr. Clark Maxam.