Awards and Recognition

Alumni Awards Banquet

Every year at Homecoming, the Missouri Western Alumni Association honors accomplished alumni for outstanding contributions to their field, their university and/or their community.

All Griffon alumni and friends are invited to attend the next Missouri Western Alumni Association awards banquet on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Congratulations to the 2020 Alumni Award Honorees!

Pat Modlin '88
Pat Modlin '88Distinguished Alumni Award
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Dr. Regan Dodd
Dr. Regan DoddDistinguished Faculty Award
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Isaac Collins '11
Isaac Collins '11Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
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Mary Shuman
Mary ShumanHerb ’35 and Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University
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Greg VerMulm '89
Greg VerMulm '89Great Griffon Award
Craig School of Business
Brett Esely '01
Brett Esely '01Great Griffon Award
School of Professional Studies
Lee Murdock '10
Lee Murdock '10Great Griffon Award
School of Nursing & Health Professions
Jordan (Jay) Alford '20
Jordan (Jay) Alford '20Student Leadership Award
Clifford Hughes ’51 Award
Merle Phillips '20
Merle Phillips '20Student Leadership Award
Graduating Student of the Year
Federica Salmaso '20
Federica Salmaso '20Student Leadership Award
International Student of the Year


If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please see the nominations page and follow the instructions listed for each award.