Annual Awards for Excellence Honors Students and Faculty
The Awards for Excellence is sponsored by the MSU Alumni Foundation and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce and was established with a goal of "bridging the gap between town and gown."
The College of Business students were joined by more than 35 other senior-level students nominated by the faculty of their respective colleges. Each student must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA, must be involved in campus leadership and have demonstrated an active role in community service.
Student nominations are forwarded to the Alumni Association who makes the final decision and contacts the selected students. The students who are nominated are then asked to select a mentor, a faculty or staff member of Montana State University, who has contributed to their success as students.
The senior students and mentors who were honored at this year's banquet were: Erin Ahlgren, an accounting student from Billings selected Dr. Bonita Peterson, professor of accounting; Tejeshwara Chigateri, a management student from Bangalore, India, selected Mr. Robert Diggs, adjunct instructor at the MSU College of Technology; Julie Ho, a management student from Baker, selected Camie Bechtold, associate athletic director for Bobcat Athletics; Lucy McGree, an accounting student from Butte selected Dr. Christie Johnson, assistant professor of accounting; and Inna Omelyukh from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine selected Susan Dana, JD, Interim Associate Dean for the College of Business.