Alumni Relations 

Alumni Relations


Remember, the Missouri Western Alumni Association is a non-dues paying organization. All alumni – both graduates and former students – are invited to attend all alumni events.

Event Information:

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    Griffons Under the Big Top: Homecoming 2018

    VariousMissouri Western Campus

    Sunday, October 7

    Forever Griffons Luncheon

    Join alumni from the 1940s to the 1970s as we celebrate the Class Reunions for the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973 and 1978.  The committee has some exciting plans for you.  #ForeverGriffons

    Location:  Hall of Fame Banquet Room; Spratt Memorial Stadium
    Arrival:  12 p.m.
    Lunch:  12:30 p.m.
    Cost:  $15 per person

    Monday, October 8-Tuesday, October 9 (noon to noon)

    Legacy Day

    Last year, alumni gave over $10,000 during our first online giving day.  Donate to the MWSU Foundation today and continue your Griffon Legacy.  Look for Legacy Day information on our Facebook and web pages to learn how you can help current students. #LegacyDay

    Tuesday, October 9

    Griffon Alumni Employee Breakfast
    7 a.m.
    Food Court
    Come enjoy breakfast with our fellow alumni co-workers.  Register to win Griffon Alumni prizes! #GriffonAlumEmployee

    Wednesday, October 10

    Support a Griffon Business Day! 

    From pretzel stands, restaurants and bars to paint and tire stores, Griffons own and manage businesses all over the country.  Visit or shop a Griffon Business today! #SupportGriffonBusiness

    Friday, October 12

    • Alumni Golf Outing 9 :30 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. shot gun start; Fairview Golf Course; $50 per person or $200 per team of four. The drink cart is sponsored by Norty’s Bar & Grill (Jason ’95 and Tara Horn ’97)
    • Alumni Awards Banquet; 5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:15 p.m. Program
    • Fulkerson Center; $35 per person or $210 per table of 6

    All alumni and friends are welcome to join us as we celebrate these alumni and student award recipients:

    Student Leadership Awards

    • International Student of the Year - Sanhith Chinta ’18
    • Clifford Hughes ’51 Award – Alexis Williams ’18
    • Graduating Student of the Year – Dianah Hidzir ’18

    Great Griffon Awards

    • Craig School of Business - Jaime Haberstat '99, Regional Membership Manager for Team Rubicon Region 7
    • College of Professional Studies - Rachel Pepper ’03, Senior Director of Nursing at the University of Kansas Hospital.
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Kristi Bailey '00, Director of Communications & Marketing for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
    • School of Fine Arts - Patrick Larsen ’15, Owner, Mad Potter Studio, Weston, MO

     Distinguished Faculty Award

    Dr. Bill Church ’89, Associate Professor of English

    Herb ’34 & Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

    Drew Brown, Director of Brown Investments, St. Joseph

    Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award

    Dr. Brian Dow ’11, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Scientist for Johnson & Johnson

    Distinguished Alumni Award

    Dr. Keith Evans ’78, Owner, Atlanta Human Performance Center

    Saturday, October 13

    • Parade: Downtown St. Joseph; 9:30 a.m.
    • Arts, Beats & Treats: Remington Hall; 10:30 a.m.
    • Tailgate: Parking Lot H; 10:30 a.m.
    • Football Game: Missouri Western Griffons vs. University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos, 1 p.m. Spratt Memorial Stadium