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Nominate outstanding alumni for their exceptional achievements as part of the 6th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

Honor Drury University family members who have distinguished themselves as valuable leaders through service, engagement  and connections to our alma mater and the world.

Award distinctions are: 

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • University Engagement
  • Community Service
  • Career Achievement
  • Young Alumni
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Award

Nominations close September 1, 2019. The awards will be held in spring 2020.

More than 400 current and alumni members of the Epsilon Beta chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity gathered March 2 for the chapter’s 100th anniversary. Originally founded in 1919, the homecoming weekend celebration included a tailgate at the house and banquet festivities at Springfield’s University Plaza Hotel. Speakers included Drury University President Dr. Tim Cloyd and Dean of Students Dr. Tijuana Julian. Pictured, members stand with the chapter’s original charter.

Sigma Nu celebrates 100 years of brotherhood

More than 400 current and alumni members of the Epsilon Beta chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity gathered March 2 for the chapter’s 100th anniversary. Originally founded in 1919, the homecoming weekend celebration included a tailgate at the house and banquet festivities at Springfield’s University Plaza Hotel. Speakers included Drury University President Dr. Tim Cloyd and Dean of Students Dr. Tijuana Julian. Pictured, members stand with the chapter’s original charter.

Help recruit future Drury alumni!

As you know, being a Drury University alumni is a significant accomplishment. Right now, there are more ways than ever to access a Drury education. From traditional day school to evening and online education and the College of Graduate Studies – now including an online MBA degree – Drury continues to make high-quality education a top priority.

Know someone who is destined to be a Drury student? Here’s how you can help bring more connections to the Drury Family: 

  • Encourage potential students to visit campus and complete a prospect card at drury.edu/visit
  • Know an adult who wants to earn a degree? Talk to them about Evening and Online programs. They can learn more at drury.edu/evening-and-online.
  • Looking to advance a career? Encourage visits to drury.edu/graduate

Alumni Council News

In Her Words: Meet the New President

After many years away from the classroom, my Drury University student experience began in 2011 in the Breech building as a full-time employed professional pursuing my Master of Business Administration. During the two-year program, I sharpened skills, developed new abilities, gained a wonderful perspective about international business after visiting China with my MBA class and learned the power of working in multigenerational and multi-cultural teams on a dozen class projects. The process showed me the difference between a Drury experience and other academic and professional development experiences I have had.

Currently, I am vice president of marketing and business development at TelComm Credit Union. I serve on the board of directors for the Junior League of Springfield, MO and am a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast as well as a volunteer with other charitable organizations. Over the years, I have volunteered with numerous non- profits and have worked in the nonprofit, manufacturing and financial service industries.

It is my privilege to serve as the incoming president of the Drury University Alumni Association. To paraphrase the famous Margaret Mead quote, I am excited about the plans our “small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” have on the agenda for this year.

Through our current committee structure, we plan to focus on the following: 

  1. Developing and fine-tuning the Regional Representative program so alumni worldwide feel connected and engaged with Drury University.
  2. Evaluating and enhancing alumni events to ensure a valuable interaction and create fun memories with fellow Panthers.
  3. Consistent communication between the University and alumni to provides relevant and meaningful updates about what is happening on campus, ways you can plug in and participate as an alum, and opportunities for you to share your Drury pride in your sphere of influence.

We all have our own unique Drury memories, as well as talents and resources we’ve developed post-graduation. I encourage you to join with us as a participant, volunteer and advocate for the University and celebrate the Drury network we share. Together we will achieve more in the year ahead and build lasting relationships on the way. Go Panthers!

Lori Johnson Murawski, MBA ’13

In His Words: Reflections on a Productive Year

The 2018-19 school year saw many exciting athletic accomplishments, the successful rollout of Your Drury Fusion and a very encouraging fundraising momentum toward the next stage of the campus master plan – there is definitely much to celebrate and be proud of as a member of the Drury Alumni Association.

It has also been a productive year on the Drury University Alumni Council. It started with a focus on increasing alumni engagement through local and regional alumni events, student activities and mentorship and support of Drury’s new campus master plan.

Council members and committees have worked hard to accomplish these goals, but perhaps as noteworthy has been the opportunity to challenge and affirm the council’s alignment with Drury’s vision and the needs of our alumni community. Meetings with University leadership, members of the board of trustees and other campus organizations reflected a renewed interest to align goals and objectives and build consistent alumni communications.

As Alumni Council president, I’ve enjoyed participating in these important conversations and look forward to helping incoming members and leadership continue our collaborative efforts to strengthen the Drury alumni experience. Go Panthers!

Mickey Moore ’95, MBA ’03