Sociology student receive Board of Trustees' Award for earning a 4.0 GPA

April 21, 2023

Sociology Outstanding Senior Carrie Nielsen was been recognized by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees for achieving the highest scholastic average — a 4.0 GPA.

Nielsen is a dual major in Sociology and Economics as well as a member of the Honors College. She is from Saginaw and attended Heritage High School.

Nielsen is deeply passionate about social justice and is an active member of community outreach student groups.

Each semester, students graduating with a 4.0 GPA are presented with the Board of Trustees’ Award for their academic excellence. Additionally, each awardee will be acknowledged during their individual commencement ceremonies in May and will receive $1,000 from the university in recognition of their accomplishment.   

Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., also recognized the excellence of the awardees.

“These awards are an embodiment of our students’ resilience and continuous commitment to their education during their years at MSU,” said Woodruff. “I am confident their continued excellence will permeate every aspect of their future, and I look forward to the impact they will have in Michigan and in the world.”