Missouri State Alumni Association

Wall of Fame

Missouri State University has developed a rich heritage of outstanding faculty and staff who have contributed much to the success of our University. The Wall of Fame, located outside the Ballroom in the Plaster Student Union, is a designated location for the University to recognize and honor employees who have excelled at Missouri State and significantly contributed to the success and positive collegiate experience of students. While Missouri State University has had many outstanding employees during its long history, the intention of the Wall of Fame is to recognize those faculty and staff members who have had an impact on students that is considered truly noteworthy.


Nominations will be accepted until March 9, 2015 for the 2015 honorees. A selection committee composed of students, faculty, staff, and administrators will recommend recipients to the Missouri State University Board of Governors at the Board’s May 2015 meeting.  A reception and installation of honoree recognition plaques will take place on October 16, 2015.

Individuals are selected for this honor based on the following criteria:

  • Full-time employment with the University for a minimum of 10 years at any time in university history. 
  • Service that has resulted in meaningful change at Missouri State University.
  • Individuals known and respected by various segments of the community.
  • Continuous demonstration of character and integrity.
  • Significant positive impact on students.
  • Five years must have passed since the individual was last employed full time at Missouri State.
  • Individuals who have been honored by naming of a facility (other than donors)  and Bronze Bear recipients will not be eligible for the Wall of Fame.
  • There will be a limit of six individuals selected for this honor.  No more than four candidates shall be selected from either faculty or staff nominees.

Please complete the Nominate a Wall of Fame Candidate Online or print out and mail or fax the Wall of Fame nomination form PDF.

Past Honorees

Linda Johnson Marty Marty John McAlear
Dr. Donal Stanton Dr. George Swales  
Dr. Alice Fleetwood Bartee Dr. Bill Cheek Clint Copeland
Retired Maj. Gen. Fred Marty
Greg Onstot Guy Thompson
Dr. James Giglio Dr. Richard Myers Dr. James O’Brien
Dr. Bruno Schmidt Carol Silvey  
J. H. “Speedy” Collins Irene Francka John Patton
Dr. Robert Wilkinson, Jr.    
Thomas Allen Dr. Robert Flanders Dr. Charles W. Hedrick
Dr. David Heinlein Reba Sims  
Linda Dollar Wensey Marsh John Schatz
Dr. Genevieve (Genny) Cramer Ralph Williams Milton Rafferty
Dr. Robert H. Bradley Dr. Russell Keeling John Province
Dr. Russell Rhodes Lois Tooley  
Dr. William Jack Bush Gene T. Ellis R. Todd Morriss
Olan Oatman Dr. Orin Robinson  
Dr. Kenneth Brown Ralph K. Manley Grace B. Palmer
Dr. J. N. Smith Dr. Robert "Bob" Trewatha Max A. Wood
Dr. Herbert J. Arkebauer Dr. Don Landon Edward Pierce
Dr. Vernon Renner Robert Scott Dr. Bernice Warren
Centennial Class
Florence Baker Bugg Dr. Walter O. Cralle Joseph Daniel Delp
Hiland D. Kelley Clayton P. Kinsey M.A. O'Rear
Margaret Julietta Putnam Deborah D. Weisel Dr. Harry Arthur Wise
Dr. James Bane Dr. John "Bill" Northrip Dr. Paul Redfearn
Dr. Thomas Stombaugh William Thomas Dr. Thomas Wyrick
Edgar Albin Dr. Vencil Bixler Maurice "Gene" Edwards Judy Ann Geisler
Dr. Roar Irgens Dr. Robert Martin Mildred Wilcox Dr. Mary Jo Wynn
Dr. Byrne Blackwood Arthur Briggs Margaret "Maggie" Crighton
Dr. Robert Gilmore Dr. George Gleason Wilda Looney
Dr. E. Howard Matthews Don Payton Aldo Sebben
Dr. Holt Spicer Dr. Gerrit tenZythoff Dr. Clifford Whipple
Dr. Richard Wilkinson