The Alumni Association recognizes outstanding service and dedication to MSU, professional achievement and leadership through our recognition programs. Working with our eight colleges, graduates are selected for College Alumni of the Year and Alumni Fellows. Through our chapters program, recipients are selected for the Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Young Alumnus. Chapters are also awarded for their service and activities each year through the chapters recognition program. The National Alumnus of the Year award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding alumnus or alumna whose personal life, professional accomplishments and community service best exemplifies the mission of Mississippi State University.