Bears of Distinction

Waking Bear

The Missouri State University Alumni Association proudly presents awards of special recognition to distinguished alumni and former faculty and staff. Award recipients are selected annually and honored for their exceptional achievements.


2023 Bears of Distinction
April 21, 2023

When: 5 p.m. April 21
Where: William H. Darr Agricultural Center
Cost: $40 per person. Tables are available.

2022 recipients

Learn more about our 2022 Bears of Distinction:

Highlighting achievements

To highlight the achievements that bring honor to the university, the Missouri State University Alumni Association presents several awards each year at the Bears of Distinction Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Honorees are selected by a committee of the MSU Alumni Association.