The excellence awards at MSU celebrates the diversity of accomplishments by our graduate students. Graduating students are nominated by their department and awarded for one of three categories:

Land Grant Excellence: Students who are highly effective in engaging with the community, by sharing and applying new knowledge that is locally relevant and mutually beneficial.

Scholarship Excellence: Students who have created and disseminated new knowledge that significantly advances our understanding of our world.

Teaching Excellence: Students who have made a high impact on undergraduates’ lives by helping them grow in knowledge, skill, and confidence.

Summer and Fall 2022 Award Winners

Land Grant Excellence

Kristie Russette

Ryen Seib

Scholarship Excellence

William Glenny

Devon Payne       

Adewale Adeolu                      

Seth Kane                      

Olivia Andrus                 

Madison Foster                   

Kyle Newman            

Teaching Excellence

Bethany  MacCarter       

Dorukhan Doruk            

Eden Manuel         

Elijah Meyer             

Corbin Lyman            

Parker LaCasse               

Spring 2022 Award Winners

Land Grant Excellence

Ian Anderson

Kaleb Baber

Caitlyn Cayer

Simon Fordyce

Jason Gleason

Faith Quinlisk

Scholarship Excellence

Kara Johnson

Casey Pallister

Zachary Schutte

Christian Stratton

Lucia Williams

Stephanie Wilson

Shahab Zaregarizi

Teaching Excellence

Madison Liechty

Christine Miller

Bryce Neal



Summer/fall 2021

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Spring 2020