CSSAA Awards

College of Social Science Alumni Association presents two awards each year, one to a deserving graduate of the college and one to an exceptional current member of the faculty.

The CSSAA Outstanding Alumni Award

Presented annually, this award recognizes a graduate of the MSU College of Social Science whose combination of credentials, experience, and achievements distinguish him or her in his or her chosen field.

The CSSAA Outstanding Teaching Award

Presentend annually, this award recognizes a current faculty member in the MSU College of Social Science who takes pride in and is committed to quality teaching and who demonstrates substantial continuing involvement in undergraduate education.


Winners are honored with a plaque at the College of Social Science spring commencement ceremony, given an opportunity to briefly address the graduates, and attend lunch with the dean and other representatives of the college following the ceremony.

View of list of CSSAA Outstanding Alumni Award winners and CSSAA Outstanding Teaching Award winners.

Nominate someone you know for one of these awards.