Awards and Honors

Alumni at the Golden Bears reception

Bears of Distinction

The Alumni Association presents awards of recognition to individuals in six categories annually. View awards and past receipts.

Golden Bears

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


The GrandBear program recognizes alumni who received a degree 70 or more years ago, or who reached 90 years of age or more.

Wall of Fame

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