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 2019 Excellence Award winners and their mentors are:

Micah McFeely

Micah McFeely, economics, received an Award for Excellence in 2019.

Katherine Budeski, biochemistry, political science and Hispanic studies, Bozeman
Brian Bothner, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Samantha Clark, cell biology and neuroscience, Missoula
Samuel McColley, instructor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Eliza Donahue, liberal studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ann Bertagnolli, program coordinator, Montana INBRE

Anna French, biological sciences, Plymouth, Minnesota
Ryan Thum, assistant professor, Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Colin Hammock, cell biology and neuroscience, Missoula
Neha John-Henderson, assistant professor, Department of Psychology

David Holzer, psychology, Naperville, Illinois
Neha John-Henderson, assistant professor, Department of Psychology

Dana Kramer, biochemistry, Anchorage, Alaska
Alanna Sherstad, VOICE Center

Abigail Lake, English literature and philosophy, Polson
Gretchen Minton, professor, Department of English

Morgan Lynn, mathematics, Missoula
Joe Hicks, instructor, MSU After School Initiative

Micah McFeely, economics, Whitefish
Ariel Donohue, director, Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons

Anna Slown, political science and Hispanic studies, Missoula
Erin Good, baker, Residence Life/University Food Service