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Wilson, Keiser Win Awards At MSU

One hundred twenty-five students who excel in community service and leadership, along with three student organizations, were honored last week during Montana State University’s 100th annual Day of Student Recognition. The award ceremony was held Friday, May 5, in the Strand Union Building ballrooms.

Award recipients will be recognized across five categories of excellence: legacy, service, leadership, academics and research, and teaching and mentorship.

“The Office of Student Engagement is excited to recognize students for their hard work and achievements over the last academic year and to continue the legacy of the Day of Student Recognition as we celebrate 100 years of excellence on our campus,” said Kim Cleary, the office’s community engagement program manager and an organizer of the events.

Dorianne Keiser of Wolf Point was the winner of the Erma Lessel Collins Senior Award. She is majoring in psychology and community health. The sophomore has spent her time at college involved with different clubs, and groups and volunteering her time.

Most recently she volunteered as a member of AISES teaching fifth and sixth graders how to fly drones on Fort Peck Reservation. She is currently a senator for the College of Letters in Science, the treasurer for Active Minds and a founding member of Honor Bound.

Paytyn Wilson of Bainville was a recipient of the Val G. Glynn Award. She is majoring in agricultural education communications.

Wilson, a senior, is most thankful for her time in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and holds great appreciation for her friends at ASMSU. She is thrilled to be pursing a graduate degree in higher education - student affairs, and she looks forward to pushing for innovative soltutions to the issues college students face today.

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