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Presidential Citation Award

Each year, the Alumni Alliance awards the Presidential Citation Award to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and continuing service to the University of Missouri and its campuses. The Alliance selects one person from each campus and Extension, and the UM System president selects recipients on behalf of the system.  

Recipients of the 2013 Presidential Citation Award 

 

Senator Dan Brown

 

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri System

Senator Dan Brown

Sen. Dan Brown is a faithful ally for the university, not only as a graduate of MU,
but as the senator representing the Missouri S&T campus. He supports higher
education through his membership on both the Senate Appropriations and Senate
Education committees. In 2012, he was instrumental in supporting and protecting
the university’s position on the higher education funding formula bill.

Blake Hurst

 

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri System

Blake Hurst

As president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, Blake Hurst guides an
organization with strong and long-standing ties to the University of Missouri.
The Farm Bureau has partnered with the university on a number of legislative
issues, most recently, working closely with us on the successful passage of our
Extension districting legislation.

Don Flora

 

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri

Don Flora

Don Flora has been an active member and leader on the Alumni Alliance, the
Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and as a Mizzou Advocate. Flora received
a Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering in 2010 and was
inducted into the MU College of Engineering’s Department of Industrial and
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Hall of Fame in 2008.

Dr. Russell Tabata

 

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Russell Tabata

Dr. Russell Tabata has led the UMKC Dental School’s Hawaiian alumni group for more
than 15 years. He dedicates countless hours to recruiting, interviewing and recommending
prospective Hawaiian dental students. Tabata cultivates new generations of Hawaiian
dentists with a passion for their profession and a love of service for UMKC.

Gary Forsee

 

Outstanding Service to the Missouri University of Science and Technology

Gary Forsee

Gary Forsee served Missouri S&T as both president of the Board of Trustees and chairman
of the Advancing Excellence campaign. In 2011, he was honored by S&T as one of 28 Alumni
of Influence. Forsee served the University of Missouri as president from 2008–2011 focusing
on making college affordable for all students and increasing academic concentration in
science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Joan Bray

 

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri-St.Louis

Joan Bray

Throughout her legislative career, Joan Bray was a tireless advocate for the University of
Missouri, especially the University of Missouri-St. Louis. With Bray’s strong support, the
legislature funded the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, the campus’ signature
building. Bray serves on the UMSL Chancellor’s Council where she continues to be a
passionate and committed participant in the life of the university.

Representative Bill Reiboldt

Outstanding Service to the University of Missouri Extension

Representative Bill Reiboldt

As vice chair of the House Agriculture Policy Committee in 2012 and chair of the committee
in 2013, Rep. Bill Reiboldt played a critical role in securing passage of the Extension
districting legislation. Reiboldt actively worked to gain support for the measure and helped
educate legislative members about the importance of the bill and Extension programming
overall.

 

 View past recipients of the Alumni Alliance Presidential Citation Award.

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Reviewed 2013-11-18.