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Outstanding Alumni Award

Established in 1971, The Outstanding Alumni Award at Missouri Southern is the highest award given out to an alumnus by the Alumni Association. It honors them for outstanding achievements attained in their profession and  significant contributions made to their community, state or nation. Awarded each fall during Homecoming, it recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of MSSU's finest graduates.

The Alumni Department


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 recipient(s) to the MSSU Alumni Board of Directors.  Candidates must have graduated at least 10 years before selection.

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

Please fill out this online nomination form for your contribution to recognize a deserving alumnus/alumna.