Outstanding Senior Award

Outstanding Senior Award

The President’s Outstanding Senior Recognition Awards are sponsored annually by the UM Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board.  The Outstanding Senior Recognition Award is presented to outstanding graduating seniors in academic areas and University-recognized organizations.  Students are chosen on the basis of academic performance in addition to devotion to the excellence of their departments and The University of Montana.  One senior from each department and each organization will be honored with an engraved medallion and award certificate at the ceremony held traditionally on the Friday before Commencement.

Students are nominated by their department or ASUM-recognized organization in the spring based on the following criteria:

  1. The student must graduate within the 2015-2016 academic year.  (Graduation papers filed covering the Fall 2015-Summer 2016 year)  Note:  Fall 2016 meets next year’s criteria.
  2. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. The student must demonstrate a commitment to his or her academic discipline or student organization through professional development, leadership and service

Outstanding Philosophy Seniors:

  • 2016 Tavia Kohles
  • 2015 Holt Bodish
  • 2014 Ian Campbell
  • 2013 Emily Cross and Olivia Weber
  • 2012 Dylan Gerrity
  • 2011 Kari Barnby
  • 2010 Sandra Nokes
  • 2009 Gretchen Neal
  • 2008 John Lee Monroe
  • 2007 Marianne Blaue
  • 2006 Matt Paulson
  • 2005 Amelia Coleman
  • 2004 Rhiannon Doods