Candidates are nominated for the Lion-Hearted award by alumni, friends of the University, family members and faculty and staff of MSSU. Information is gathered from many different sources.
The Alumni Awards Committee, comprised of Alumni Board members and Faculty, will meet to review all nominations, and recommend recipients(s) to the MSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors. The award is based on outstanding service, financial support, student recruitment, or other efforts to Joplin Junior College, Missouri Southern College, Missouri Southern State College or Missouri Southern State University.
Applications received at the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center prior to May 31 will be considered for the award.