Skip To Top Navigation Skip To Content Skip To Footer

Spirit of Service Award


Established in 2017, The Spirit of Service award is given to Missouri Southern alumni who have made significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication (outside any required volunteer work done for their employer).  The reciepient should have a passion for helping others in their community and should serve as a role model for compassion and service. They do not have to live in or impact the Joplin or surrounding communities.


Nominees for this award should be any alumni from Joplin Junior College or Missouri Southern and shall not be a paid staff member of MSSU or a member of the awards committee. Nominees should have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion and service to civic organizations and/or volunteer activities. The volunteer activities listed on the application cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties, and the individual cannot have received any monetary or personal benefits from their involvement. 

Nomination materials:

Nominate individuals online by clicking the button below. If you have any questions regarding your nomination, please contact Director of Alumni and Donor Relations Melissa Holt Nance at or (417) 625-3068.

Nominate Online