What advice would you give a current student?
How did Drury prepare you for life after college?
What is your fondest Drury memory?
Meeting New People. Discovering Diversity. Making Lifelong Connections.
In 2007, Craig Metcalf graduated from Drury University with a degree in Business Administration and a lot of great memories. And although he now lives in Denver, Colorado attending graduate school at Regis University, he still has close ties with Drury.
In fact, Craig took what he considers to be one of the best parts of his Drury experience out west with him – his girlfriend, fellow graduate Rebecca Newbold. In addition to Rebecca, he still maintains close friendships with many of the friends he made while attending Drury.
New People, New Perspectives
During his years at Drury, Craig befriended a number of international students, an experience he is still thankful for. By establishing these friendships, he was able to learn about different cultures and people, a fact that has helped in succeed in graduate school. He's also found that there are a number of Drury graduates who live nearby.
"Three or four of my good friends that I swam with [at Drury] now currently live here [in Denver]," Craig says. "It's been able to make me feel like this is home; just having all that support and all those friends close by."
Besides branching out and making new friends, Craig offers some additional advice for current students: enjoy eating at the Commons while you've got it!
Craig says that his time at Drury helped him become more mature, define himself, and figure out what he wanted to do with his life. The one on one connection with both students and faculty was a big part of his discoveries. Professors, especially former business professor Dr. Robert Wyatt, were invaluable to his academic experience.
"Just being able to talk to him and being a part of the student business organization really allowed me to grow as a person," Craig says. "I felt like he took me under his wing a little bit and helped mentor me."