Montana State University

MSU President Honored by Montana Ambassadors as Educator of the Year

March 24, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University President Waded Cruzado received the 2011 "Michael P. Malone" Educator of the Year award from the Montana Ambassadors at its 2012 Annual Meeting and Conference in Billings on Thursday, March 22.

The Montana Ambassadors is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose members are appointed by the Governor and serve as official Ambassadors of the State of Montana to assist the Montana Department of Commerce and the Governor's Office of Economic Development with their business, trade and tourism promotion activities.

Each year, the Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year honors a Montana educator who has "demonstrated outstanding accomplishment, excellence and leadership in the field of education," and embodies the values of former Montana State University President, Dr. Michael Malone.

In presenting the award to President Cruzado, Governor Brian Schweitzer said of her, "There's a whole new energy in Montana because of Waded Cruzado," and "Montana State is being recognized around the world."

Also during the ceremony, Sarah Calhoun, founder of Red Ants Pants, received the award for Montana Ambassador Entrepreneur of the Year, and Frank McAllister, chairman & CEO of Stillwater Mining Company, was honored as Montana Ambassador Business of the Year.

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