New Alumni Awards to Debut with Homecoming

The Alumni Association is expanding the number of annual awards recognizing exceptional alumni and friends of Missouri Southern.

Beginning with Homecoming 2017 – set for September 25-30 – the following awards will be presented:

DISTINGUISHED ALUM AWARD
The Distinguished Alumnus Award will recognize a graduate who has achieved remarkable success in their profession and/or has made outstanding contributions to their community, state or nation. Nominees must be at least 25 years from their date of graduation.

OUTSTANDING ALUM AWARD
The Outstanding Alumnus Award will recognize a graduate who has achieved remarkable success in their profession and/or has made outstanding contributions to their community, state or nation. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated between 10 and 24 years ago.

OUTSTANDING FAMILY AWARD
The MSSU Outstanding Family Award will be given to a multi-generational family of Missouri Southern Lions. The family must have made a significant impact on the university. Only current students who are in a second or more generation of Joplin Junior College, MSSC or MSSU are able to nominate their family.

LION-HEARTED AWARD
The Lion-Hearted Award will be presented to an individual who embodies the true heart and soul of Lion spirit and has made significant contributions to the institution, either through financial or voluntary assistance. Nominees do not have to be graduates of Missouri Southern.

SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD
The Spirit of Service Award will be given to an alumnus who consistently makes significant contributions to the communities in which they live through their time, actions, talents and dedication. This award does not factor in service to Missouri Southern, but rather to the communities in which the nominee lives. Nominations for those outside the Joplin area will be accepted and encouraged.

We need your help in nominating deserving MSSU Alumni for these awards! To nominate someone, please visit the “Alumni and Giving” page at www.mssu.edu or email alumniassoc@mssu.edu.

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