Awards for Excellence Faculty Ballot

Back row: Dean Semenik, Johnson, Dachs, Moshavi & Hedgecock. Front row: Dana, LaBore, Noll, LaMotte and Gunn.


The 22nd annual Awards for Excellence Banquet was held Feb. 17 at the Montana State University-Bozeman Strand Union Building. The banquet is co-sponsored by the MSU-Bozeman Alumni Association and the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce MSU-Bozeman Relations Committee.

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." The awards given out during this event are considered to be highly prestigious and a great honor to receive.

Each year the Alumni Association asks each separate college for nominations 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 four 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 then selected by faculty ballot.

Student nominations are 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.

Congratulations to the following COB winners!

Natalie Dachs, Kalispell, who nominated Christie Johnson; Andrea LaBore, Bismarck, N.D., who nominated Susan Dana; Billie Gunn, Custer, who nominated Jake Rose and Justin Hedgecock, Gallatin Gateway, who nominated Dan Moshavi. In addition, College of Business student Megan LaMotte of Highwood was given the Student at Large award. She nominated Mary Noll from General Studies.