Missouri State University - West Plains

Awards

Each year Missouri State University-West Plains is pleased to present the following:

  • The Granvil Vaughan Founder's Award, named in honor of the campus' founder, the late Missouri State Representative Granvil Vaughan, is presented annually at spring commencement to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact upon the mission of the West Plains campus.
  • Presented for the first time in 2011, honorary degrees are bestowed by the university to recognize extraordinary individuals who have given a substantial part of their lives to serving others and/or who have distinguished themselves.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to former students of the West Plains campus in recognition of extraordinary achievement in personal and professional endeavors.
  • The Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award recognizes extraordinary service among former employees of the West Plains campus.

David Gohn 2014 Founder's Award RecipientDavid Gohn received the prestigious 2014 Granvil Vaughan Founder's Award, presented by Chancellor Drew Bennett during Spring Commencement.

Read the May 19, 2014 News Release

 

 

 

 

Peggy Kissinger is presented an honorary Associate of Arts degree by Missouri State University-West Plains Chancellor Drew Bennett during the May 2014 commencement ceremony.

Read the May 19, 2014 news release
Peggy Kissinger 2014 Honorary Degree Recipient

Jenny Underwood 2014 Distinguished Alumni AwardJenny Underwood received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by Chancellor Drew Bennett during the May 2014 Alumni & Friends Annual Spring Picnic.

Read the April 15, 2014 news release

 

 

 

 

Kay Garrett 2014 Distinguished Faculty/Staff AwardKay Garrett, former assistant professor of communications at Missouri State University-West Plains, received the 2014 Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award, presented by Chancellor Drew Bennett during the Alumni & Friends Annual Spring Picnic in May.

Read the April 15, 2014 news release



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