The Pure Gold program provides an opportunity to recognize Montana State University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends for their contributions to the university community.  The program invites members of the MSU community to nominate deserving individuals to receive public recognition for their outstanding efforts on behalf of MSU.  The nominees will have shown an ability to inspire others and enhance the strengths of the university.  Whether it’s an individual act or a sustained effort of exemplary service, they are…Pure Gold.

Nomination Process:

Nominations may be submitted by MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends from all four campuses through the Pure Gold Nomination Form. Paper nomination forms will be made available to those employees who do not have access to a computer.  

All nominations must include a photo of the individual or group to be recognized.  Staff or professional photos are preferred.  Nominations should be submitted by Wednesday at noon to be considered for the following week’s selection.

Review Process: 

The Pure Gold Coordinating Committee will select up to three recipients per week for the Pure Gold designation. The weekly Pure Gold recipient will be announced in a Wednesday morning email from President Cruzado.

Recipients will receive:

  • Recognition in the Wednesday email from President Cruzado  
  • Pure Gold certificate of recognition signed by President Cruzado
  • An invitation to a reception with all of the recipients and nominators from the spring and fall semesters where each recipient will be recognized and receive their Pure Gold certificate. 
  • A Pure Gold gift

The Pure Gold program is meant to supplement, not replace, the annual Employee Recognition Awards.