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Riley Shearer, economics, biochemistry and chemical engineering, received an Award for Excellence in 2017.

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 2017 Excellence Award winners and their mentors are:

Anna Avidan, biochemistry, Eugene, Oregon
Chris Bahn, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sarah Coldiron, history and French, Boise, Idaho
Ada Giusti, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Peter Crawford-Kahrl, mathematics and physics, Bozeman
Bree Cummins, Department of Mathematical Sciences

April Francis, political science, Boise, Idaho
Eric Austin, Department of Political Science

Megan Meyer, biochemistry, Bozeman
Jovanka Voyich-Kane, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Heather Olson, anthropology and sociology, Helena
Kelly Knight, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Lisa Schmall, psychology and kinesiology, Silverdale, Washington
Rebecca Brooker, Department of Psychology

Marisa Sewell, cell biology and neuroscience, Missoula
Diane Bimczok, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Riley Shearer, economics, chemical engineering and biochemistry, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mark Anderson, Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics