Awards Banquet

The College of Education & Human Development Annual Awards Banquet recognizes the achievements of young professionals, alumni and others who have made outstanding contributions to the college’s professional concerns, goals and objectives, or outstanding contributions to another profession after receiving a degree from Mizzou.


Nominations

Award nominations may be submitted online or via mail using the nomination form starting July 1st. Nominations are due November 1st. If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact cehd.dean@missouri.edu or call 573-882-8524. The 54th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on March 4, 2022.

Since 1957, the college has recognized over 300 men and women for their contributions to education. See past award recipients.


Alumni Organization Award Categories

Outstanding Career Awards

For each of these awards, all candidates must meet the criteria listed here in addition to those for the specified award.

  • Must be a graduate of one of the departments/school in the MU College of Education & Human Development or a department that was in the College at the time the degree was conferred
  • Must be practicing in the any field supported by a degree from a department in the College of Education & Human Development
  • Work demonstrates significant commitment that reflects the goals and values of the MU College of Education & Human Development
  • Demonstrates achievement in the field through leadership, service, mentorship and collaboration
  • Contributions have made a meaningful impact to their work environment and/or community.

Early Career Award: Candidates for this award must also:

  • Have completed a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of seven (7) years of professional service since the most recent MU degree was earned.
  • Demonstrate potential and promise for continued growth and success in their field

Professional Achievement Award: Candidates for this award must also:

  • Must have completed a minimum of eight(8) years of professional service since the most recent MU degree was earned
  • Have demonstrated tangible accomplishments with positive impact and results
  • Demonstrate potential and promise for continued growth and success in their field

Lifetime Achievement Award: Candidates for this award must also:

  • Have completed a minimum of 20 years professional service in their field
  • Have distinction in their field and have demonstrated outstanding success in their work throughout their career
  • Must be a recognized leader and have made a significant impact in their field

Honorary Alumnus Award

This award is to honor an individual who/whose:

  • Is not a graduate of any department/school in the MU College of Education & Human Development but whose loyalty, involvement and identification with the MU College of Education & Human Development model those of an outstanding graduate;
  • Is practicing in a traditional career field for a degree from a department/school in the College of Education & Human Development
  • Work demonstrates significant commitment that reflects the goals and values of the MU College of Education & Human Development
  • Work Demonstrates achievement in the field through leadership, service, mentorship and collaboration with contributions that have made a meaningful impact to their work environment and/or community
  • Must have shown exemplary support for advancing the quality of their field of study at the state and national or international level;
  • Must be nominated by an alumnus of the MU College of Education & Human Development or a member of the MU College of Education & Human Development faculty or staff.

Outstanding Service Award

This award will honor an individual who/whose:

  • Is a graduate of a department/school in the MU College of Education & Human Development
  • Is practicing in a field outside of a traditional career from a department in the College of Education & Human Development
  • Work demonstrates significant commitment that reflects the goals and values of the MU College of Education & Human Development
  • Work demonstrates achievement in the field through leadership, service, mentorship and collaboration with contributions that have made a significant, meaningful impact to their work environment and/or community