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Distinguished Alumni Award

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Since 1978, the UCM Alumni Foundation has presented the Distinguished Alumni Awards annually to recognize outstanding University of Central Missouri graduates who are esteemed by their peers as "the brightest and most distinguished" in their field.


2023 Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Award

David and Jerrilyn Hoffmann, both class of '74

Distinguished Alumni Award for Early Achievement
Marcela Rodriguez-Gonzalez, '17

Distinguished International Alumni Award
Srinija Amisthapur, '17

Distinguished Alumni Award for Service
Bill Keen, '91, and Major General Levon Cumpton, '92


See video stories of our 2023 Distinguished Alumni on YouTube.

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Do you know an exceptional UCM graduate who should be considered for one of our Distinguished Alumni Awards? Review the criteria for each of the award categories and complete the brief nomination form so they will be considered for this honor in the future!

Distinguished Alumni Nomination

2022 Distinguished Alumni Class

The Distinguished Alumni Award has been bestowed upon UCM graduates since 1978. Read their bios and watch videos to learn more about past recipients' accomplishments, contributions to society and dedication to our beloved university.

Past Distinguished Alumni Recipients


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