Alumni Awards

The College of Natural Science Alumni Awards are presented annually to alumni, faculty and students in recognition of their achievement and excellence.

Alumni Awards Program

Hosted by the College of Natural Science, the program takes place in April of each year in conjunction with Classes Without Quizzes.  The 2017 Natural Science Alumni Awards were held on Friday, April 21st.  Photos of the event are available online here

Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes NatSci alumni for outstanding professional achievement and support of the college or MSU. Recipients exemplify MSU’s commitment to the land-grant mission of research, teaching and outreach through their dedication to professional, community and/or MSU service.

Past recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award


Recent Alumni Award

The Recent Alumni Award recognizes NatSci alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and have shown outstanding professional growth. Recipients exemplify MSU’s commitment to the land-grant mission of research, teaching and outreach through their dedication to professional, community and/or MSU service.

Past recipients of the Recent Alumni Award


Meritorious Faculty Award

The Meritorious Faculty Award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching and research. Nominees must have an appointment (full or partial) in the College of Natural Science. Recipients exemplify MSU’s commitment to the land-grant mission of research, teaching, and outreach through their dedication to professional, community and/or MSU service. The award includes a one-time stipend of $1000.

Alumni are encouraged to nominate faculty who made an impact on their career.

Past recipients of the Meritorious Faculty Award


Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development

The Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in support of their professional development. Nominees must be pursuing a degree in the College of Natural Science. The award includes a one-time stipend of $750 funded by the NatSci AA Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Past recipients of the Tracy Hammer Award


Dan Bolin Undergraduate Student Award

The Dan Bolin Undergraduate Award is presented to outstanding undergraduate students who are juniors in the College of Natural Science. The award includes a one-time stipend of $750 funded by the NatSci AA Endowed Scholarship Fund.

2016 recipients of the Dan Bolin Awards

The funds for the Tracy A. Hammer and Dan Bolin awards are provided by an endowment established by the NatSci AA. Your gift to the NatSci AA Endowed Scholarship Fund makes a difference and is sincerely appreciated.

Nominations

Nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award, the Recent Alumni Award and the Meritorious Faculty Award are submitted by alumni, faculty, students, or friends – anyone may submit a nomination.

Nominations for the Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award are submitted by faculty and students.

Nominations for the Dan Bolin Undergradute Student Award are submitted by the College of Natural Science Student Advisory Council.

Do you know of a deserving alumnus or faculty member that NatSci should recognize?  Nominate them for a NatSci Alumni Award.

Questions? Please contact Sara Ford via email or (517) 884-0290.