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Alumni Awards Criteria and Nomination Form

Criteria for Selection

The New Professional Award shall be awarded to an individual who:

  • graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work 10 years or less from the date the award would be conferred;
  • demonstrates early career excellence in a field related to the programs and/or is exemplary of the mission of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work;
  • agrees to receive the award in person;
  • is not presently on the faculty or staff of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work

The Citation of Merit shall be awarded to an individual who:

  • graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in Human Environmental Sciences/Home Economics/School of Social Work more than 10 years from the date the award would be conferred;
  • demonstrates career excellence in a field related to the programs and/or is exemplary of the mission of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work;
  • agrees to receive the award in person;
  • is not presently on the faculty or staff of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work.

The Distinguished Service Award shall be awarded to an individual, who may or may not be a graduate of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work, who:

  • has made significant contributions to the professional concerns and/or mission of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work;
  • agrees to receive the award in person;
  • is not presently on the faculty of the College of Human Environmental Sciences/School of Social Work.


Nomination Form Instructions

Nominations should be submitted by downloading the nomination form. Please provide as much detailed information as possible. Include major points as to why the individual should receive the award as related to the criteria nomination, such as resume, biographical sketch, newspaper clippings or other printed material documenting a nominee’s achievements.

Where to send (PDF form and/or supporting documents):
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations
122 Gwynn Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
E-mail: sandersal@missouri.edu