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Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards


University of Missouri System Awards


  • Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award - Nomination Deadline: January 15
    Recognizes a University of Missouri faculty member who demonstrates commitment, dedication, and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission through extension, international education, and agricultural economics programs.
  • Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year - Nomination Deadline: January 15
    Honors a University of Missouri faculty member for a record of entrepreneurial innovation that demonstrates commercial utility, contributes to the public welfare, and brings visibility to the University of Missouri.
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching - Nomination Deadline: January 15
    Recognizes outstanding teaching over a teaching career of no less than 10 years at a University of Missouri campus.
  • President’s Award for Research & Creativity - Nomination Deadline: January 15
    Honors a University of Missouri faculty member for a sustained nationally and internationally recognized record of research and/or creativity.
  • Student Entrepreneur of the Year - Nomination Deadline: January 15
    Honor University of Missouri students who have demonstrated innovativeness, originality, and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of processes, products, or technologies of commercial potential and/or of benefit to the University of Missouri.
  • Thomas Jefferson Award - Nomination Deadline: January 15 (odd years only)
    The Thomas Jefferson Award, funded through a grant from the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation, honors a member of the University of Missouri community who “through personal influence and performance of duty in teaching, writing and scholarship, character and influence, devotion and loyalty to the University best exemplifies the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson.”