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University Advancement/Martin Alumni Center
900 N Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802/Office: (417) 873-7258/Email: /

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Founded in 1951, the Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize individuals who have achieved professional and personal successes, who have shown their loyalty to Drury University, and demonstrated exemplary service to their community.  

Distinguished Alumni Award Distinctions

  • Lifetime Achievement: Alumni whose life and accomplishments have earned the respect of their industry, profession or community.
  • University EngagementAlumni with extraordinary achievement in their personal and professional endeavors, with special attention to their exceptional service to the University.
  • Community ServiceAlumni who has served his or her community in an exemplary way, sustaining a record of leadership and dedicated service.
  • Career AchievementAlumni with exceptional achievements in their professional endeavors, reflecting honor on the University and its alumni.
  • Young AlumniAlumni who graduated within the last 15 years and whose accomplishments set a standard for life-long excellence.
  • Appreciation Award for Faculty/Staff: Faculty and staff member honored for achievement in their professional or academic field and loyalty to the University.

Nomination Timeline

Nominations are accepted throughout the year.  On September 1, the nomination cycle closes to allow selection of DAA honorees  for that year.  Nominations received after September 1 will be saved for the next year of selection.  Final selections will be made by November 1. Award recipients will be notified, in most cases, by December 1.

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form