Alumni Awards

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

Dan Bolin Undergraduate Awards

The Dan Bolin Award is presented to outstanding undergraduate students who are juniors in the College of Natural Science in recognition of their leadership qualities, community service and academic abilities. The award is named in memory of former College of Natural Science student Dan Bolin.

Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award

The Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development 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

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.

Recent Alumni

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.

Outstanding Alumni Award

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