Missouri State University Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

The Missouri State University Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service are intended to provide incentives for continued performance to a select number of full-time faculty who evidence significant accomplishments in teaching, research and/or creative activities, and service. The awards are funded by the MSU Foundation.

The awards are presented annually to faculty at the All-Faculty Recognition Reception held in May of each year. Six awards are presented and each recipient will receive a $3,600 award funded by the Missouri State University Foundation.

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2024 Foundation Awards for Teaching, Research and Service

Foundation Awards in Teaching, Research and Service were presented to three Missouri State faculty members in May 2024. Each recipient of these awards recognizing excellence in the areas of teaching, research and/or creative activities, and service received an monetary reward of $3,600 funded by the Missouri State University Foundation.

Click on the links below to find out more about this year's award recipients. View past winners.

Foundation Awards for Teaching

Nichole Busdieker

Nichole Busdieker-Jesse
School of Hospitality and Agricultural Leadership
Darr College of Agriculture

Natahsa DeVore

Natahsa DeVore
Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Foundation Awards for Research

Cyren Rico

Cyren Rico
Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Seth Hoelscher

Seth Hoelscher
Finance, Economics, and Risk Management
College of Business

Foundation Awards for Service

Suzanne Walker-Pacheco

Suzanne Walker-Pacheco
Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Kim Roam

Kim Roam
School of Teaching Learning and Developmental Studies
College of Education