Skip Menu
Email Us!

MSU Alumni Association announces 2023 Alumni Award recipients  

The MSU Alumni Association has announced the remaining 2023 Alumni Award recipients. These honorees will be recognized during the 2023 Homecoming festivities Nov. 2-4 and will join the previously announced recipients of the Alumni Hall of Fame and the Founders Award for University Service. 

“We are thrilled to be recognizing these outstanding Eagles,” said Allison Caudill (Class of 2005, 2009), executive director of Alumni Relations and Development. “We have an amazing class of honorees that we look forward to celebrating at Homecoming.”  

embedded-news-robert-moore.webpNotable Alumni Award – Robert Moore (Class of 1998, 2007)  

The Notable Alumni Award is given to alumni who have demonstrated success in their career fields and/or are going above in beyond in their communities or profession.  

Robert Moore is the chief of schools for the Jefferson County Public Schools. This is the largest school system in Kentucky and the 30th largest in the United States.  

embedded-news-shannon-calihan.webpRising Eagle Award – Shannon Callihan (Class of 2015)  

The Rising Eagle Award is given to a recent graduate of the last 10 years who has demonstrated early career and/or community service achievement.  

Shannon Callihan is the director of operations for the Nashville Predators National Hockey League team. She also tours as an up-and-coming pop/soul/R&B singer and songwriter. She released her first album, “One Sided,” in September 2021.  

embedded-news-peggy-madonna.webpEagle Spirit Award – Peggy Osborne (Class of 1979) and Madonna Weathers (Class of 1971, 1972)  

The Eagle Spirit Award is given to an alum who is an exceptionally proud and active Eagle.  

For the first time, this year’s award goes to a pair of recipients. Peggy Osborne and Madonna Weathers are both retirees of MSU after decades of service. They continue to be passionate supporters of the University, especially MSU Athletics. They rarely miss a home game and regularly travel together to games to cheer on the Eagles.  

For more information on these honorees, as well as Alumni Hall of Fame and Morehead State University Founders Award honorees, visit  

Contact Us