The Pittsburg State University Alumni Association established the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1958 and is the highest award based on career achievement presented by the Alumni Association. Candidates must have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period of time. The candidate's activities, including participation and leadership in civic and professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, will also be considered by the Awards Selection Committee in selecting the recipients.
Candidates must have earned at least 30 credit hours in residency at Pittsburg State University at least twenty-five years prior to their nomination. Because of exceptional accomplishments by an alumnus, the Awards Committee may deem it appropriate to present this award to an individual before the minimum age or time elapsed from school has been reached. All recipients will return to campus in April or a time designated by the Awards Selection Committee to receive the award.
Completed applications received at the Wilkinson Alumni Center before December 1st will be considered for the April presentation of the award.
An alumnus who holds any elected State of Kansas office is not eligible as long as he or she holds the office.
Meritorious Achievement Award Nomination Form (Word Document)