The Chancellor’s Excellence Awards recognize the individual accomplishments of MU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as the group achievements of Recognized Student Organizations and their advisors. The Awards were created to honor Excellence, one of the University’s four core values. This event celebrates outstanding students, faculty, and staff who have exemplified Excellence through their leadership and involvement on campus and in the community.
The Award recipients are selected by nomination and application, and are recognized at a ceremony held during the spring semester. Applications for the following awards can be found on MU Engage (linked below):
Individual Student Awards
The 2020 Outstanding Transfer Student Award recipient is Hamza S. Khan. This award goes to a MU transfer student who has demonstrated academic excellence and exemplary leadership.
The 2020 Outstanding Young Tiger Award recipient is Cade Koehly. This award goes to a MU freshman who has demonstrated academic excellence and exemplary leadership.
The 2020 Change-Maker Award recipient is Derrek A. Hardy. This award goes to a MU student who’s work and service led to a positive, measurable impact on the MU community.
The 2020 Truman’s Excellence Award recipient is Alexis E. Hunter. This award goes to a MU student who showed consistent commitment to the MU community while demonstrating excellence in academics and forging positive relationships.
The 2020 Inclusion and Advocacy Award recipient is Emily Love. This award goes to a MU student who actively promoted the values of diversity and inclusion at MU and made students feel safe, respected and valued.
The 2020 Resilience Award recipient is Jessica O. Osaze. This award goes to a MU student who demonstrated perseverance and the ability to overcome significant challenges.
Apply for any of the Individual Student Awards here (Select “View all Forms” to see all the applications).
Student Organization Awards
The Most Outstanding Large Organization Award recipient is National Society of Black Engineers. This award honors an organization that has been able to get the campus involved in issues important to the organization, one that follows its purpose statement, and one that plays a leadership role on campus (must have 25 or greater members to be considered).
The Most Outstanding Small Organization Award recipient is Mizzou 2. This award honors an organization that has been able to get the campus involved in issues important to the organization, one that follows its purpose statement, and one that plays a leadership role on campus (must have 25 or fewer members to be considered).
The Best New Organization Award recipient is Promoting, Advocating, Sisterhood and Services. This award honors an organization that has been recognized for less than one year. This organization has taken the initiative to make their purpose more visible on campus and has grown significantly in membership since its recognition.
The Most Outstanding Organization Advisor Award recipient is Kyle Mauzey, Alumni Association Student Board. This award honors an advisor who goes above and beyond to assist their student organization(s).
Apply for any of the Student Organization Awards here.
Unsung Hero Award
The Unsung Hero Award is an undergraduate honorary award that acknowledges selfless acts of initiative and commitment performed by students on the MU campus. The selection committee is comprised of members of the Daytime Programming Board, CAPB Executive Board and Graduate Advisor. Please nominate a student who exemplifies the ideals and characteristics listed below through academics, employment, service, and/or involvement on campus. This award recognizes outstanding students based upon the following criteria: Dedication, Creativity, Integrity, Perseverance, Initiative, Character and Hard Work. The Unsung Hero Award recipients are:
- Madison O’Dell
- Rachel Middleton
- Nicholas Deloach
- Jasmine White
- Kathryn McGarr
- AJ Foster
- Ryan Donnelly
- Aarika Bock
Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards
- NPHC Unity Award – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Panhellenic Award – Pi Beta Phi
- Commitment to Service Awards – Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Upsilon, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
- Greek Hall of Fame Inductees – Mark Bremer, Delta Chi Fraternity and Aarika Bock, Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
- IFS Interfraternalism Award – Delta Chi Fraternity
- Multicultural Greek Council Spirit Award – Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Mizzou Student Veterans Association Awards
The MU Student Veterans Resource & Support Center Outstanding Work-Study Student Award recipient is Tristan Picard. Eligible students work in the MU Student Veterans Resource & Support Center. The student contributes significantly in support of the Center’s mission of serving veterans, service members, and family members. Student must have a pleasant demeanor, along with problem-solving skills which are requirement for addressing the needs of the Center’s customers.
The Eagles & Anchors Student Veterans Leadership Award recipient is Zachary Ignotz. This student embodies the principles of outstanding leadership and demonstrates a high level of resolve to move the campus student veterans and service members community forward. Student may be an officer of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association or a student whose service to campus veterans and military issues is exemplary.
The Student Veterans Advocacy Award recipients are Chad Eddy, Kevin Owens and Crystal Wiggins. Eligible students must demonstrate a willingness to serve by advocating for and assisting other student veterans and service members in negotiating the campus environment. Selfless service, one of the tenets of military leadership, is a prime consideration.