Excellence in Community Service Award

Annual awards are presented to faculty and staff in recognition of excellence in volunteer work with charitable, nonprofit, church or similar organizations within the community.

The Missouri State University Foundation funds up to four $1,500 cash awards annually - two designated for staff and two designated for faculty. All current full time faculty and staff with at least three years of full-time service at the University are eligible for the award.  This award is intended to recognize employees who volunteer their time in significant ways outside of their university positions.  


Nomination Deadlines

Nominations may be submitted at any time.  Early submissions will be held until appropriate time.    

Staff:  Nomination deadline for 2021 staff awardees is Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Staff recipients are typically recognized at the All Staff Recognition Luncheon held in January 2021.
Faculty:  Nomination deadline for 2021 faculty awardees is Friday, March 5, 2021 
  • Faculty recipients are recognized during the All Faculty Recognition Reception held in May 2021. 

Congratulations to our 2020 awardees

Faculty recipients

  • Kim Roam
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Childhood Education & Family Studies
  • Dr. Brenda Smith
    Assistant Professor, Child & Family Development, West Plains

From left to right, Dr. Brenda Smith and Kimberly Roam

Staff recipients