This award will recognize one faculty member and one staff member committed to the MSU land-grant mission of outreach and engagement.  The award selections shall recognize especially significant outreach achievements, collaborations engaging with external constituents, and/or an established body of outreach/engagement related scholarship work. Nominations should recognize efforts that go above and beyond the scope of the nominee’s position at MSU. 


Two Excellence in Outreach Awards are given; one for faculty and one for staff positions.

All full-time tenure track, non-tenure track, Extension and research faculty are eligible to be recognized.  All full-time staff are eligible to be recognized.


Office of Academic Affairs, Outreach and Engagement Council and MSU Extension

Award Amount


Selection Criteria

  • Significant outreach/engagement achievements
  • An established body of outreach/engagement related scholarship work
  • Working collaboratively with an organization, colleague, or entity that is outside the academic community to address a challenge or opportunity
  • Efforts that go above and beyond the scope of the nominee's position

Nomination Materials Required

Faculty, administrators, staff and others who are knowledgeable about the individual’s involvement with outreach and engagement are invited to submit nominations online. Please provide the nominee’s name, department, and a brief statement (300 words or less) as to why you feel your nominee should receive this award. Individuals who are nominated for this award will be contacted by the review committee for additional information.

Please complete separate nominations for faculty and/or staff awards.


Dr. Kim Obbink, [email protected], 994-5681