Excellence in Community Service Award

These 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.  

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

2019-2020 Nomination Deadlines

Staff:  Nomination deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019

Staff recipients are recognized at the All Staff Recognition Luncheon held in January 2020.

Faculty:  Nomination deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 
Faculty recipients are recognized during the All Faculty Recognition Reception held in May 2020. 

2019 Faculty Recipients

2019 Staff Recipients 

  • A'dja Jones
    Director, Student-Athlete Development & Community Relations
  • Linda Steinshouer
    Academic Administrative Assistant II, School of Social Work