The annual Awards for Excellence banquet, sponsored by the MSU Alumni Foundation and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce was held on Tuesday, February 19, in the Strand Union Building (SUB) ballrooms. Thirty-nine of Montana State University s top seniors and their faculty or staff mentors were recognized. Seven students and six faculty from the College of Business received an award.

Each student was nominated by faculty in their college or department and then chosen by an award selection committee. The student in turn, selected a mentor who has contributed to their success as a student. Student and mentor were then honored together at the event. All the students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and must be involved in campus leadership and have demonstrated an active role in the community to be nominated for one of these awards.

The senior College of Business students and mentors who were honored at this year s banquet were: Jacquelyn Bodfish, management, selected Gary Bishop, M.A.S., adjunct instructor of management; Nathan Deibert, accounting, selected Dennis Schmidt, Ph.D., professor of accounting; Daniel Huffman, management, selected Jerry Carvalho, M.B.A., adjunct instructor of management; Fraiser Opel, accounting, selected Ilse-Mari Lee, Ph.D., professor of music; Emily Quinn, accounting, selected Mary Ann Jacobson, D.M.A., professor of music; Karoline Teien, management, selected Susan Dana, J.D., Associate Dean for the College of Business; Jessica Burch, graphic design and marketing, selected Laura Black, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and Jessica Gausman, political science, selected Carmen McSpadden, adjunct instructor of management.