Alumni Chapters: Northwest Arkansas

You can stay connected to Drury and classmates no matter where you live.  Just get more involved with our Regional Alumni Chapter in your area.  To get involved, all you have to do is attend alumni events and stay connected with our office and your Regional Alumni Representatives. Events and meetings are offered in throughout the year in your alumni region, with a variety of different programs and opportunities to continue to peak your interest. You can even volunteer and serve as an Regional Alumni Leader for Drury and provide activities, communication and leadership for alumni in the region.

If this is something that strikes your interest, please contact the Office of University Advancement at We want to hear your ideas so you can connect with alumni in your area!

To ensure that you receive messages from us about regional events, make sure we have your updated contact information on file.  You can contact our office at or 417-873-7217 to make updates.

Contact Your Regional Representative

Ryan Faust

Ryan Faust is a native of Illinois and graduated from Drury University with an Architecture degree in 2005.  After graduation Ryan worked with Springfield local firm Jack Ball Architects focused on K-12 education.  In 2011, he relocated to Northwest Arkansas and worked for HFA, a large architecture firm focused on national retail work.  In 2015, he opened the Northwest Arkansas office for Springfield-based Bates and has grown that office from himself to 13 people.  Ryan is a Principal at Bates and is in charge of the operations of the Northwest Arkansas office and on a committee that serves the operations of the entire firm across all three offices. Faust was voted into Northwest Arkansas Business Journal's 2016 40 under 40 class and won Best Architect in Celebrate Arkansas.  At home Ryan has two children with his fiancée, Shannon Faulkner, who he spends most of his free time with. Wyatt was born in 2015 and Madelyn followed in 2016.

Jason S. Trenary 

Jason Trenary, class of '95, graduated Drury with a Bachelor of Arts and continued his education at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, which he graduated in 2010. Since 2014, he has been employed as the CFO of Generations Bank in Rogers, AR. 

Other Representatives Include

  • Craig Hacker
  • Charissa Stewart
  • Lindsay Mounce
  • Hilary Bouteille
  • JD Mahaffey