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. The University of Central Missouri is proud to recognize over 150 past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and is now seeking nominations for future honorees.
Do you know an exceptional UCM graduate who should be considered for one of the Distinguished Alumni Awards? Review the criteria linked below for each of the award categories and complete the nomination form so that they will be considered for the honor in the future!
Nominations will be accepted for 2024 honorees beginning on August 1, 2023. Please note that nominations remain on file for consideration for four years. The Engagement Committee of the Alumni Foundation Board of Directors reviews all nominees and proposes a slate of recipeients for ballot to the entire Board of Directors at a regular meeting. Receipt of this award is highly competitive; all nominations are not guaranteed recognition.