Nominations are now being accepted for the ninth annual Greg Onstot Outstanding Achievement Award. The recipient of the 2016 Onstot Award will be presented at the Missouri State Alumni Association Awards Dinner on Friday, June 10. The recipient will receive a plaque and a cash award of $1,200.
Complete the Greg Onstot Outstanding Achievement Award online nomination form. The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016.
Any full-time faculty or staff member may be nominated for the award by colleagues, students, alumni, donors, or the community. Letters of recommendation and supporting materials are encouraged and may be emailed to the Missouri State Foundation or delivered to the Meyer Alumni Center, Suite 505, 300 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, Missouri.
The criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to, the following: work ethic, attitude, and significant achievements during the year. Examples of exceptional achievements might include: having a lead role in securing a major gift, initiating or having a lead role in a new project, finding a new donor through new and/or persistent data mining, having a lead role in a major successful event, increasing the contact with alumni and donors of a particular unit, completing extraordinary travel to meet alumni and donors, receiving consistent and significant positive feedback from donors as a result of work completed, etc.
The selection committee shall consist of two members of the Missouri State University Foundation Board of Trustees, two members of the Missouri State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, a member of the R.E.A.L. Bears (Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders) student association, and the Vice President for University Advancement.
This award is named for Greg Onstot, who served Missouri State University for 25 years and retired in 2007 as Vice President for University Advancement. He demonstrated a great work ethic and worked tirelessly in making Missouri State University a better place. This annual award allows Missouri State to recognize a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to its development and alumni relations programs. Previous award recipients are Dr. Anson Elliott, Julie Ebersold, Jerry Hoover, Dr. Don Aripoli, Jon Leamy, the Theatre & Dance Department, Dr. David Meinert and Dr. George Connor.
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