MSSU Outstanding Alumni Award Form

Missouri Southern State University
Nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award

Purpose: Established in 1971, The Outstanding Alumni Award at Missouri Southern is the highest award given out to an alumnus by the Alumni Association for their outstanding achievements they have achieved in their profession, and have made significant contributions to benefit their community, state or nation. Awarded each fall during Homecoming, it recognizes the outstanding professional accomplishments of MSSU's finest graduates. The Outstanding Alumnus Award is given to individuals who are alumni of Missouri Southern, but have made unmatched contributions to the College. The award is based on outstanding service, financial support, student recruitment, or other efforts to Joplin Junior College, Missouri Southern College, Missouri Southern State College or Missouri Southern State University.

Process: Candidates are nominated for the Outstanding Alumni award by alumni, friends of the University, family members and faculty and staff of MSSU. Information is gathered from many different sources. The Alumni Awards Committee, comprised of Alumni Board members and Faculty, will meet to review all nominations, and recommend recipients(s) to the MSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Criteria: The nominee must have graduated from Missouri Southern State University. The nominee can be nominated after the Alumnus/Alumna has been out of school for a difference of at least ten years between attendance and award nomination. In cases of exceptional accomplishments by an alumnus/alumna, the Awards Committee may deem it appropriate to present this award to an individual before the time elapsed from school has been reached. The nominee must exhibit outstanding achievements they have achieved in their profession, and have made significant contributions to benefit their community, state or nation.

Applications received at the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center prior to May 31 will be considered for the award.
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