Joplin, MO (SNS) – Keifer Thompson, the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Missouri Southern State University Alumni Association, will be available to speak with members of the media from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 23, in the North End Zone Facility on the Missouri Southern campus.

Thompson is one half of the husband and wife music duo Thompson Square. He and his wife, Shawna, have released two albums which produced a combined 10 chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and country airplay charts. Two of these singles, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” – reached No. 1 on the charts.

A native of Miami, Okla., Thompson graduated from MSSU with a degree in psychology in 1996.

He will be honored during the Homecoming 2015 All Alumni Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Twin Hills Country Club.

If you plan to interview Thompson, please confirm by calling 417-625-9813 or emailing by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.