Faculty-Alumni Awards Virtual Celebration

Presented on: Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 PM CDT


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Join us on April 8, 2021 for a virtual celebration of our 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipients.

First celebrated in 1968, the Faculty-Alumni Awards highlight the contributions of exceptional individuals to the University's growth and core mission, through their professional accomplishments, teaching and research excellence or service to the institution.

Through the awards program, the Mizzou Alumni Association expresses its appreciation for these individuals and their service to higher education. It focuses attention not only on these outstanding persons and their accomplishments, but also on the vital relationship between faculty and alumni in promoting the best interests of the university.

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2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipients: 

Wanona Fritz, BSN '68
65th Annual Distinguished Service Award Recipient
COO & Sr. VP Operations and Clinical Services, HCCA Management Company (Intl)

R. Wilson Freyermuth 
61st Annual Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient
John D. Lawson Professor of Law
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Law

Frank O. Bowman, III
Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law
Curators' Distinguished Professor, School of Law

David M. Braun, PhD ‘97
Professor of Plant & Biological Sciences
Director, University of Missouri Maize Center
Director, University of Missouri Plant Growth Facilities

Patricia Breckenridge, BS Ag '75, JD '77
Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri

Elizabeth C. Bryda
Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
Director, Rat Resource & Research Center
Director, MU Animal Modeling Core

Bryan L. Garton, BS Ag '85, M Ed '89
Senior Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Bruce Loewenberg, BSF '61
Owner, Show-Me Salers

Lesa Wessler McCartney, BSN '77, MSN '97
Retired Senior Vice President - Quality Management, Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.

Verna Adwell Rhodes, BSN '54, M Ed '57, EdSp '80
Associate Professor Emeritus, Sinclair School of Nursing

Bill Roundtree, BS Ed '87
Vice President, Agency-Sales, State Farm Insurance Companies

Robert E. Sharp
Curators' Distinguished Professor, Plant Sciences
Director, Interdisciplinary Plant Group

Please join us in congratulating these incredible members of the Mizzou community!