Foundation Awards

The Foundation recognizes individuals, organizations, and foundations for their distinguished achievement, extraordinary service and leadership promoting the advancement of State Tech.

To nominate an individual, organization, or foundation for an award please complete the nomination form.

Awards Presented

Thurman L. Willett Leadership Award: Awarded to an individual for extraordinary leadership efforts promoting the advancement of State Technical College of Missouri.  A person of exceptional character demonstrating creative vision and innovation, which through his or her actions inspires others, brings distinction upon the college and elevates its image and stature in the public’s eye.

James P. Symmonds Benevolence Award: Honors an individual, organization or foundation for their private contributions and voluntary efforts that demonstrate extraordinary generosity supporting the advancement of State Technical College of Missouri.

President’s Awards of Distinction

Recognizes individuals or organizations for distinguished achievement or extraordinary service to State Technical College of Missouri. Three categories of recognition are provided:

Service to the College: Honors individuals or organizations for outstanding service that impacts the college in a very positive way.  The award recognizes extraordinary efforts made on the college’s behalf that contribute to its overall excellence.

Industry Partnerships: Honors organizations joining forces with the College to offer unique partnerships that significantly enhance the quality of instruction or that otherwise advance the mission, vision and purpose of State Technical College of Missouri.

Alumni Achievement: Honors alumnus/alumnae for exceptional achievement.  Individuals are honored for notable success in their career field, philanthropic or public service activity, service to the college and actions that serve to inspire others.