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 2019 Alumni Award Honorees!

Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright '00
Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright '00Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Tom Rachow
Dr. Tom RachowDistinguished Faculty Award
Chelsey Kusek '09
Chelsey Kusek '09Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
Pat Dillon
Pat DillonHerb ’35 and Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University
Jamie Bartley '17
Jamie Bartley '17Great Griffon Award
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Duane Martin '89
Duane Martin '89Great Griffon Award
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mary Sprake Vaughan '79
Mary Sprake Vaughan '79Great Griffon Award
School of Professional Studies
Jacob Cunning '16
Jacob Cunning '16Great Griffon Award
Craig School of Business and Technology
Benjamin Allen '19
Benjamin Allen '19Student Leadership Award
Clifford Hughes ’51 Award
Evan Banks '19
Evan Banks '19Student Leadership Award
Graduating Student of the Year
Shi Qing Ong '19
Shi Qing Ong '19Student Leadership Award
Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian 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.