Gray, Ritter & Graham attorney Don Downing has been named a 2015 Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni Award recipient. The Faculty-Alumni Awards, begun in 1968 by the Mizzou Alumni Association, recognize the achievements of faculty and alumni. Assistant, associate and full professors are considered for their work as teachers, researchers and administrators. Alumni are considered for both their accomplishments in professional life and service to their alma mater. Through the awards program, the Mizzou Alumni Association expresses its pride and appreciation for these individuals and their service to higher education. It focuses attention not only on these outstanding persons and their accomplishments, but also on the vital relationship between faculty and alumni in promoting the best interests of the university. Mr. Downing, who previously served on the University of Missouri Board of Curators, will receive the award at an October 2 luncheon.