Alumni Association Executive Director Jeff Davis, middle, is pictured with Teaching Excellence Award recipient Barrett Gutter, left, and Darrin Dodds, right, accepting the Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award on behalf of Eric T. Stafne. 

Two esteemed MSU faculty members earned special recognition from the Alumni Association as part of the university-wide 2023 Faculty Awards and Recognition Program. Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, presented the faculty members with awards for outstanding teaching and mentorship of students throughout their academic careers.

Alumni Association Graduate and Professional Teaching Excellence Award

Barrett Gutter, meteorology assistant clinical professor in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award

Eric T. Stafne, horticulture extension/research professor at MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.