Alumni Relations

Alumni Awards



Distinguished Alumni Award Established in 1983, the Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award given to an alumnus/alumna by the Missouri Western State University Alumni Association. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes living alumni for their career/professional achievements; civic contributions within their local community, state or nation; service to Missouri Western State University, and other qualities which elicit pride from others who attended a Missouri Western State University Institution. This award is given to alumni with a difference of at least eleven (11) years between attendance and nomination. To nominate someone for this award, click here.

Distinguished Faculty Award Established in 1983, the Distinguished Faculty Award is given to a current faculty member by the Missouri Western State University Alumni Association in recognition of one’s lasting influence on students, excellence in teaching, professional/career accomplishments, and professional and ethical standards. To nominate someone for this award,  click here.

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award The GOLD award recognizes those early in their career who have had outstanding achievements and accomplishments. The award is based upon professional and educational achievements, community activities, honors and awards received and other noteworthy items of merit since graduation. The nominee must have received his or her initial degree from Missouri Western State University within ten years of June 1 of the year of recognition. To nominate someone for this award,  click here.

Herb ’35 & Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University The Iffert Award recognizes an alumnus/alumna, retiree, or other friend of the University who has shown outstanding and continuous commitment to Missouri Western State University’s mission, vision, and legacy. This award recognizes one’s service as a positive liaison between the University and the region of Northwest Missouri as well as consistent dedication to the advancement and preservation of Missouri Western State University. To nominate someone for this award,  click here.