Do you know someone making a difference in the community, state, nation or world? Missouri State University wants to honor those who exemplify great citizenship in the hope of encouraging others.
Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 19 for the honorary doctorate degree of public affairs (A.P.D.).
Submit a nomination
Submit a nomination letter, supporting letters and other supporting documentation via email to FacultySenate@MissouriState.edu. The entire nomination packet should be submitted as one PDF file.
Nominations must come from the MSU community (current or past affiliation). Off-campus individuals can provide supporting letters and documents.
- Extraordinary achievements of distinguished citizen.
- Although individuals with nationwide and worldwide recognition should not be excluded, preference should be given to distinguished candidates who have not been widely recognized and honored.
- Ideally, the individual honored should have some tie to this community, state or region.
- Must be living at time of selection and present at award ceremony.
- Current members of the MSU community and elected officials are not eligible for the award.
About the degree
Missouri State awarded its first honorary doctorate in 2003.
Previous recipients are Shawn Askinosie, Calvin Allen, Harold Bengsch, Dr. John Bentley, Roseann Bentley, Sister Lorraine Biebel, Annie Busch, Jim Craig, Elise Crain, Nancy Brown Dornan, John Goodman, David Harrison, Jan Horton, Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith, Gordon McCann, Dr. Bert Park, Pattie Penny, John Rush, Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Tom Strong, James Tatum, Pat Walker and Sara Lampe.
A.P.D. degrees are granted in recognition of the recipient’s extraordinary achievements in the area of public affairs.
For more information, contact Tom Tomasi, Chair, Honorary Degree Committee.