Two Montana State University Billings graduating master’s students have the distinction of holding the university’s most prestigious honor for graduate students.
The recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award are Brandon Gann and Jeffrey Ridgeway, who received special recognition at the MSU Billings 87th annual commencement on May 3.
Brandon Gann was recognized Friday afternoon by the College of Education’s Dean, Mary Susan Fishbaugh, and the department’s faculty for his academic achievement at MSU Billings. He graduated as a leader in the Applied Behavior program, earning an overall graduate grade point average of 3.92.
Gann received a master of science degree in special education, with an advanced studies option focused on applied behavior analysis. He also received a double major from MSU Billings in elementary education and special education, graduating cum laude in 2011.
Jeff Ridgeway graduated on May 3 with a master’s of health administration, earn health administration. Among his many academic accolades, he served as an e-Learning graduate assistant during the 2013-2014 year.