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Outstanding Graduate Recipients

The Alumni Department


Established in 1972, the Missouri Southern Outstanding Graduate Award is given to a graduating senior each spring by the MSSU Alumni Association. This award recognizes an exceptional individual for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and for the significant contributions they have made to their University and community. Presented at the Honors Convocation each year, it honors the achievements of Missouri Southern's finest student.


Candidates who receive the departmental outstanding graduate award are automatically nominated for the Outstanding Graduate award. 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 Association Board of Directors.

The nominee must have shown a high standard of character and be well respected by peers and faculty, provided service to the college and evidence of leadership on campus and in the community, participated in a variety of campus activities and maintained an above average grade point standing.

For further information, please feel free to contact the MSSU Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations at (417)-659-5466 or by email at