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Forty MSU seniors and mentors win Awards for Excellence

February 11, 2011

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BOZEMAN - Forty of Montana State University's top seniors and their faculty or staff mentors will be recognized Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the 29th annual Awards for Excellence banquet held on the MSU campus.

Click here to view a slideshow of some of the winners.

The MSU Alumni Association and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the banquet. Honored students were 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, the award-winning students each selected a mentor who will be honored with them at the event.

The 2011 Excellence Award winners and their mentors, listed by their college, are:


College of Agriculture:
Nikki Bailey, agricultural education/Shannon Arnold
Carmel Johnston, soil and water science/Linda McDonald
Jonathan Sheehy, agriculture business/Doug Young

College of Arts and Architecture:
Claire Bischoff, graphic design/Jeff Conger
Kathryn Cheetham, environmental design/Steven Juroszek
Shane Dowaliby, motion picture video/Paul Monaco
Sam Heuck, music technology/Kristin McGarity
Mary Kehoe, motion picture video/Joel Jahnke

College of Business:
Meghan Doyle, business marketing/management and psychology/Mike Gold
Aimee Hokanson, business finance/Steve Ault
James McGuiness, business management/Gary Bishop
Sophie Mumford, business accounting and economics/Bonita Peterson Kramer

College of Education, Health and Human Development:
Sarah Albertson, family and consumer science/Sandra Osborne
Graison Gibbs, elementary education/Ann de Onis
Brian Kessler, k-12 health enhancement, Nancy Colton
Emily Linker, community health, Dawn Tarabochia
Caitlin Weaver, elementary education, Ann de Onis

College of Engineering:
Bruce Beecher, construction engineering technology/Heidi Sherick
Tom Brown, mechanical engineering/Stephen Sofie
Melissa Dale, computer science and Spanish/Denbigh Starkey
Loribeth Evertz, mechanical engineering/Sarah Codd
Hilary Fabich, chemical and biological engineering/Joseph Seymour
Chandra Macauley, chemical and biological engineering/Paul Gannon
Danica Patrick, electrical engineering/Wataru Nakagawa
Samantha Severin, industrial engineering/Rachel Randash
Griffin Stevens, mechanical engineering/Otto Stein

College of Letters and Science:
Daniel Barta, earth science-paleontology/David Varricchio
Michael Capp, biochemistry/Mary Cloninger
Jane Johnson, political science and modern languages/David Parker
Emily Kobos, biochemistry/Trevor Douglas
Alyssa Kreikemeier, history/Lynda Sexson
Tara Reising, modern languages-Spanish/Tracy Knudson
Lyndi Seidensticker, mathematics/Elizabeth Burroughs
Sarah Walton, biochemistry/Steven Holmgren
Cory Wood, cell biology and neuroscience/Sheila Nielsen-Preiss

University College:
Megan Sullivan, liberal studies/Lori Lawson
Carin Wolfe, American studies and history/Robert Rydell

Kristy Pelletier, nursing/Carolyn Mack
Cynthia Kempf, nursing/Elizabeth Kinion
Janice Ostermiller, nursing/Rebecca Echeverri

Kerry Hanson, (406) 994-7620 or