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 Missouri Western Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Friday, October 7, 2022. To register, click here.

Congratulations to the 2022 Alumni Award Honorees!

David Carter ’78
David Carter ’78Distinguished Alumni Award
James Beesley ’81
James Beesley ’81Distinguished Alumni Award
Thomas Brecheisen
Thomas BrecheisenDistinguished Faculty Award
Dave Summers
Dave SummersHerb ’35 and Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University
Engoma Fataki ’20
Engoma Fataki ’20Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Marta Gill-Sansone ’89
Marta Gill-Sansone ’89Great Griffon Award
Business and Professional Studies
Obie Austin ’95
Obie Austin ’95Great Griffon Award
College of Science and Health
Bryan Alford, Jr. ’12
Bryan Alford, Jr. ’12Great Griffon Award
College of Liberal Arts
Arnold Crayton, Jr. ’21
Arnold Crayton, Jr. ’21Graduating Senior of the Year
Joshua Rencher ’22
Joshua Rencher ’22Clifford Hughes ’55 Award


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