Alumni Association/Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence


Gardner in Lab
Philip Gardner, cell biology & neuroscience, 
received an Award for Excellence in 2010

Each year the MSU Alumni Association and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce recognize top seniors at MSU with their Award for Excellence. Honored students are nominated by faculty in their college or department. Qualified seniors must have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as well as demonstrated campus leadership and community service.

In turn, each student chooses a faculty or staff person who has served as an inspiration as well as a great mentor during the student’s time at MSU. The faculty or staff person also receives an Award for Excellence.

The 2015 Excellence Award winners and their mentors are:

Joshua Carter, microbiology and immunology
Blake Wiedenheft, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Carol Clonan, English
Allison Wynhoff, Department of English

Emma Hannigan, chemistry-biochemistry option
Mary Cloninger, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Samantha Kohl, history
Robert Rydell, Department of History & Philosophy

Shannon Lineberry, anthropology and sociology
Shardai Urdahl, Family & Graduate Housing

Erin Lucas, biotechnology and organismal biology
Jodi Hedges, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Cody Minor, chemistry, microbiology and mathematics
Ron June, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Joseph Schumacher, political science
Brenda York, Disability, Re-entry, & Veteran Services

Sydney Sherick, modern languages and psychology
Ilse-Mari Lee, Honors College

Alexandra Van Hoomissen, mathematics, teaching option
Kim Nordby, Department of Mathematical Sciences