Awards and Honors
1960 - 1969
Shirley Klein Kleppe '67 had one of her photos, "Leopard Reflection" selected to be in the top 10 and another image, "Leopard Tree," a semifinalist, for the annual North American Nature Photography Association Showcase Competition. More than 2,400 images were submitted.
1980 - 1989
Major General Richard Mustion '81 assumed command of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Aug. 10, 2012. Some of his awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge.
1990 - 1999
Col. Mike Pankau '99 received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Missouri Western State University Alumni Awards Banquet on Oct. 11. He is commander for the 139th Airlift Wing at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Mo. He served on numerous tours including Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.