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Two MSU students win "Torley" awards for community involvement

February 17, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University seniors Katy Hansen and Trevor Zuroff have won the 2010 Torlief Aasheim Community Involvement Awards, the university's top award for student service.

The award, named for the late MSU alumnus Torlief "Torley" Aasheim, recognizes male and female senior students who, in addition to excelling academically, volunteer on campus and in the community.

Katy Hansen is a native of Bozeman and an industrial engineering/economics major. She is vice president of the Associated Students of Montana State University and president of MSU's Engineers Without Borders. Her interest in international issues and leadership abilities are reflected in her activities both on and off campus. She has mentored 5th graders, served on the Women in Engineering Advisory Board, and worked with people in Kenya, Austria, India and West Africa.

Trevor Zuroff, a chemical engineering major from Glendive, is the recipient of more than 10 scholarships and a volunteer for many engineering, honorary and public service organizations. He has served as a captain for MSU's Relay for Life team and volunteered for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. He has also volunteered for numerous events designed to raise kids' level of interest in the sciences, including Science Saturdays at MSU, the Montana Science Olympiad and the Montana FIRST Robotics Tournament.

Kerry Hanson, (406) 994-7620 or