Advisory Board Awards
How to Nominate
Current or former members of the college, except the nominee, may submit nominations for all awards.
SBS Advisory Board Awards Committee
Minnesota State University, Mankato
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
111 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001
Or fax to 507-389-5569.
Do not send photographs, scrapbooks, or original newspaper clippings. Materials cannot be returned.
In no more than two pages, explain the nominee’s qualifications for this award. Include details on the nominee’s achievements. Recipients and nominators will be notified of the committee’s selections. The award will be presented at a ceremony in spring semester.
SBS Student Leader Award
The Student Leader Award will be presented to a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences student who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership while being a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Award aims to recognize those individuals who have made a significant difference by their service to the university and/or to the college, while being a strong student in the classroom. In addition to recognition, the chosen Student Leader will receive a $1,000 monetary award, donated by SBS Advisory Board members and the College.
In selecting an award recipient, consideration will be given to all nominees who at the time of their nomination are enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
SBS Distinguished Alumni Award
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to an alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement. The achievement should be demonstrated not only in the realm of their careers but also in humanitarian and in community service endeavors. The Award will recognize those individuals who have made a significant difference in their careers and in service to their communities
In selecting an award recipient, consideration will be given to nominees who graduated from a department in the college. Current members of the Advisory Board may not be considered for the award.
SBS Distinguished Professor Award
The Distinguished Professor Award will be presented to a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences professor who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to teaching and learning at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Award aims to recognize those individuals who have made a significant difference as teaching scholars in the education and the lives of our students.
In selecting an award recipient, all current and retired College of Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty members will be given consideration.
Past Award Winners
Assistant to the Dean,
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
FAX: 507 389 5569 Voice: 507-389-5699;
Advisory Board Members
- Shereen Askalani ’99 Political Science
- Lisa Bessler, ’92 International Relations
- Sharon Chader, ’90 Social Work, ’90 Sociology
- David Cowan, ’70 Political Science
- Joseph Dotson, ’70 Urban & Regional Studies
- Patrick McDermott, Friend of MSU Mankato
- Steve Potts, ’80 History, ’80 English, ’87 History
- Dan Quillin, ’72 Social Studies: History
- Mehr “Jay” Shahidi, ’74 Economics, ’74 Political Science
- Carol Sletner, ’80 Sociology: Corrections, ‘80 Law Enforcement, ’93 Public Administration