Breech Hall of Fame Class of 2018 & Honorary Degree Celebration

Drury’s Breech School of Business Administration is one of the Midwest’s best business schools and is recognized as one of the finest in the country associated with a small university. The reputation of the Breech School has grown tremendously since its inception in 1958 due, in part, to the success of its alumni. Majors associated with the Breech School of Business Administration benefit immeasurably from Drury’s liberal arts curriculum, which guides students to self-knowledge and an understanding of their place in our global society. Business students emerge from Drury as thoughtful leaders and insightful decision-makers, attuned to the everchanging trends and demands of business through exemplary leadership. They have demonstrated professional conduct consistent with the mission of Drury University and the Breech School of Business Administration and have demonstrated a concern
for improving communities.

Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Reed Auditorium, Trustee Science Center
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6 p.m.

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2018 Class Honorees

Edwin "Cookie" Rice

Edwin "Cookie" Rice '52

Edwin “Cookie” Rice currently serves as CEO of the Board for Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper where he shares ownership with his daughters and nieces. He is also a member of the Dr. Pepper Bottler Marketing Committee; CCBA Board of Governors; and Manufacturing Advisory Council Supply Chain Committee. He has served on many Boards of Directors and is a founding member of the Missouri Business & Industry Recycling Program (BIRP) and the Missouri Association of Manufacturers. Cookie is very active in the community and has served as Past Potentate of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, member of the Royal Order of Jesters, president of Hickory Hills Country Club, Springfield News-Leader Editorial Advisory Committee, founder of the Springfield Better Business Bureau & Mayor’s Commission on Travel and Tourism, among others.

Rex Bright

Rex Bright '62

Rex Bright has held chief executive officer positions in the health care industry for the past 20 years. He is currently the president & CEO of Seabright Associates, a consulting firm that works with other chief executive officers to create and develop strong entrepreneurial senior management teams that accelerate operating results. He co-founded SkinMedica and served as president & CEO for eight years and board member until Allergan acquired it in 2012. Rex currently serves on the boards of Foamix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., MDRejuvena, Clarify Medical and the Rotary Club of Fallbrook, California. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Rotary International, China Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Association, International Society of Caricature Artists and the Chief Executive Officer of Global Leaders Network.


Honorary Degree Celebration

Celebrating the Breech Legacy of 60 years of cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. Join us as we celebrate by bestowing an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters upon Andy Breech, the grandson of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Robert Breech.

Stone Chapel 
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. 

Andy Breech

Andrew L. Breech '18

Andrew L. Breech is the grandson of Ernest R. Breech, for whom the Breech School of Business Administration is named. Andrew is a native Californian and a lifelong resident of Pacific Palisades. He received his BA from Stanford and an MA from UCLA. He has been the president of Dealer Operating Control Service, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA since 1985. He also currently serves as a treasurer of El Cajon Motors and Frontier Ford, and is on the Board of Directors of Legg Mason Funds in New York.