THE BRACKEN PROFESSIONALISM AWARD

PERFORMANCE. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. DILIGENCE. ENGAGEMENT


The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship is seeking nominations for the Bracken Professionalism Award. This Award will be given to the College’s undergraduate student who best represents one or more elements of our Student PRIDE Code of Excellence. The award will consist of a $1500 scholarship and a plaque in the Bracken Center.

Criteria for Eligibility: 

  • Business major
  • Freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior (no graduate students please)
  • Evidence of exceptional commitment to one or more elements of the Student PRIDE Code of Excellence (see above)
  • Please note that GPA is not a criterion for this award.

The College welcomes self-nominations by students as well as nominations by others.  In your nomination letter, please include the following information:

  • The name of the nominee
  • A description of the ways in which the nominee demonstrates exceptional commitment to the Student PRIDE Code of Excellence with specific examples
  • The nominee’s resume

The nomination period for Spring 2024 is now OPEN!

March 29th is the application deadline. 

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Nominee Info
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Supporting Documentation

Please provide a description of the ways in which the nominee demonstrates exceptional commitment to the student PRIDE code of excellence with specific examples below.

Option to upload official letters of recommendation and resume after form submission.

Allowed extensions: .pdf, .doc, or .docx. Maximum file size: 5 MB.

Questions? Contact Mariah Stopplecamp, [email protected].

 

 

Past BRACKEN PROFESSIONALISM AWARD Recipients

Hunter Young

Hunter Young is a Spring 2022 graduate studying Marketing. Hunter’s involvement made him stand out as a perfect example of the PRIDE code, specifically his performance in his Residence Life work and engagement in the American Marketing Association (AMA).

 Hunter Young

Shayna Armer

Shayna Armer is a Spring 2022 graduate studying Marketing and Management with a minor in International Business. Shayna’s involvement made her stand out as a perfect example of the PRIDE code, specifically her performance in her Residence Life work and engagement in the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Shayna Armer

Madeline Lewis

Madeline Lewis graduated in Fall 2020 with a double major in accounting and finance. Madeline was an active SURGE mentor who developed and executed the 1st Annual Jabs Halloween Party. Madeline was a mentor for all current and prospective students within the college and was selected as our 2019-2020 PRIDE award recipient for her exceptional level of commitment to the Jabs PRIDE code, specifically the engagement piece.

Madie Lewis

Peter Pfankuch

Peter Pfankuch graduated in Spring 2020 with a degree in Business Management and minors in Economics, Finance Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management. Peter was selected for the Bracken PRIDE award for his incredible contribution to the community through his role in Brothers Helping Brothers, Warriors and Quiet Waters board member, and his leadership in DEI acceptance within the college. 

Peter

Hannah Johnston

Hannah Johnston graduated in Spring 2018 with a degree in Business Management. Hannah was selected for the Bracken PRIDE award for her outstanding professionalism and engagement.

Hannah J

Katya Peterson

Katya Peterson graduated in Spring 2017 with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Katya was selected for the Bracken PRIDE award for her outstanding professionalism and engagement. Kayta was involved in numerous activities including coordinating the Bozeman Ted Talks, an active member of our award winning AMA chapter, an AdvoCat, and Honor student. 

Michelle Cassens

Michelle Cassens graduated in Spring 2016 with a degree in Business Management. Michelle was selected for the Bracken PRIDE award for her outstanding professionalism and engagement. Michelle co-authored a research paper the JJCBE faculty, was the firstJJCBE student to be named a Presidential EMerging Scholar and is also a Level 1 certified ski instructor, a certified wilderness first responder, and a property manager

Matthew Paoli-Asaro

Matthew Paoli-Asaro graduated in Spring 2015 with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Matthew was selected for the Bracken PRIDE award for his outstanding engagement. Matthew was a JJCBE TA, a member of the MSU Rugby club, second grade Spanish tutor, volunteer for the Community Cafe and Verge Theater, and MSU Advocat.

Kristina Bart

Kristina Bart graduated in Spring 2014 with a degree in Business Management. Kristina was selected as our 2013-2014 PRIDE award recipient for her exceptional level of commitment to the Jabs PRIDE code, specifically the engagement piece. Kristina was actively involved in the JJCBE as an officer in the SIFE/Enactus club, the Montana Blue Grass Project, she participated in the SEA Internships, and helped coordinate the start up weekends for the Freshman seminar. 

Mikaleen Lowe

Katherine Snapp

Arnie Kleinsasser

Matthew Helegeson

Austin Owens