Alumni-selected Award Nominations

The College of Social Science annually seeks and accepts nominations for both awards through the close of each calendar year. Award winners are notified each spring.

Nominations for the Outstanding Teaching Award must be submitted and approved by the Chair or Director of the department, school or program in which the faculty member teaches. If you are interested in nominating a current member of the faculty for this award, please contact the office of the appropriate Chair or Director and supply them with the name of the person and why, from your experience, you feel they should be nominated. Complete discretion is given to the Chairs and Directors to decide which nominations are put forward to the alumni selection committee.

All alumni, as well as colleagues and family members of alumni, are encouraged to nominate MSU College of Social Science alumni for the Outstanding Alumni Award. To do so, fill out the following form fully and submit. All nominations will be shared with the alumni selection committee who greatly appreciate the assistance in finding and recognizing deserving Social Science alumni.

Please note the guidelines to nominate someone for the Outstanding Alumni recipient:

  • The recipient must be a graduate from any unit currently within in College structure
  • The recipient holds an outstanding record of accomplishment in service to their profession, MSU and/or their community
  • Involvement with the MSU Alumni Association is considered an asset

The winner's accomplishments will be summarized in the commencement program, and the winner will be invited to be a keynote speaker at Spring graduation. The winner will receive a plaque and will be invited with a guest to join the Dean and College staff for a brunch following commencement. The winner will be featured on the College of Social Science website and in the alumni newsletter.


Outstanding Alumni Award Nomination

If additional space is needed to support your nomination, please submit it to
Rachel Schmidt at lodewrj(at)