Awards and Recognition

Bears of Distinction

The Alumni Association presents awards of recognition to individuals in six categories annually. Meet the outstanding alumni, friends and former faculty and staff who've contributed to their career fields and communities.


Wall of Fame

The Wall of Fame honors employees who excelled at Missouri State and significantly contributed to positive collegiate experience of students.


GrandBears

The GrandBear recognition program is an avenue to honor the earliest university graduates who are contributors to the institution’s rich history.


Golden Bears

The Golden Bears Club recognizes alumni who attended or graduated from Missouri State University 50 or more years ago.