Office of Development & Alumni Relations

Alumni Benefits

As a valued member of the Drury Alumni Association, you are entitled to the following benefits and services: 

Alumni Council
In May of each year, four voting members of the Alumni Association Council are elected for four-year terms to begin June 1. Any Voting Member of the Association is eligible to be elected to the Alumni Association Council.  The Council designates the nominees, and may solicit nominations from the members of the Association. Volunteer your time and talents to help better the University and the alumni experience. For more information about the Council selection process, Andrea Battaglia, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at (417) 873-7353 or

As a Drury alumnus, you are able to audit one free class per semester. (If there is an opening in the class you choose) Contact the Registrar’s Office for more details, at 417.873.7211 or

Order Drury merchandise from the Drury Bookstore online and receive 10% off your order. While on campus, do not forget to visit the Panther Store in the O’Reilly Event Center! Contact the Drury Bookstore, at (417) 873-7316 or

Campus Facilities
Receive campus facility rentals (such as Stone Chapel) for a reduced rate. Contact Christie Garrison for more information, at (417) 873-7200 or

Career Planning and Development
Stay in touch with the Drury Career Planning and Development and keep up with the latest job postings in your area. Let us help you apply for your dream job! Contact Career Planning and Development at (417) 873-7284 or

Drury Alumni Magazine
Drury Magazine is a bi-yearly publication released by the Drury Marketing and Communications Department in the Fall and Spring. This magazine details the happenings at Drury and the lives of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Class Notes section of the magazine is the place where you can announce alumni marriages, births, deaths, and career/life achievements. To have your life event included, contact Cheryl Bradshaw, Records Coordinator, at (417) 873-7233 or

Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Award program has been honoring outstanding alumni, faculty and friends of the university since 1951.  Each year at the Distinguished Alumni Awards reception, the Association recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves either in their careers or in their communities. The three Distinguished Alumni Awards include: the Distinguished Alumnus- Career Achievement, the Distinguished Alumnus- Community Service, and the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. If you would like to nominate an alumnus for one of these awards, please fill out a nomination form

Drury University License Plate
Drive with Drury pride! By giving at least a $25 tax-deductable gift to the university, you can receive a one-year emblem use authorization statement. Submit this statement to your local license bureau and receive your very own Drury Alumni license plate. Missouri residents only. For more information, visit Drive with Pride

Library Privileges
With the use of your Drury Alumni Association card, you can gain access to the Olin Library. Check out books, use the library computers and Internet, and access the library’s collection of databases (on-site only) and resources. Contact the Olin Library, at (417) 873-7338 or

We want our alumni to be successful in their chosen careers. As a Drury alumnus, you have access to OptimalResume, an online service that allows you to search for jobs, compose your resume, practice your interview skills and much more. Visit to get started. If you have any questions about this service, contact the Career Center at

O’Reilly Family Event Center Special Events
Drury alumni, faculty, staff, and students have the privilege of buying tickets to special events at the O’Reilly Family Event Center before the general public. Visit for event information and keep an eye on the Drury University Facebook for updates on ticket presales.

Reunions and Events
All Drury alumni are invited to Drury Reunion Weekend. This weekend of events includes campus tours, a luncheon for the Drury Golden Circle (those who graduated from Drury over 50 years and above), special dinners, and more. Reunion Weekend 2014 will be October 3-4.

Special events for Drury Alumni happen all over the country. Come and socialize with your fellow alumni and reconnect with Drury. Check the Alumni Event Calendar for events happening near you. 

Social Media Networking
Keep up with Drury Alumni happenings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube. There, you will be updated on Drury alumni events, campus news, and other important information for alumni.

The Alumni Children’s Scholarship is available to children, and grandchildren of Drury Alumni. Each year the Alumni Council reviews applications and selects two students to receive a $1,000 scholarship for one school year. are due March 1st. Contact Andrea Battaglia, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at( 417) 873-7353 or

Order your official, sealed transcript to be sent to a potential employer, graduate school, and more. Download the Official Transcript form, fill it out, and bring/ send it with payment to the Records & Registration Office:

Drury University
Records & Registration Office
Transcript Request
900 N. Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802