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Drury’s Edie Boatright recognized for excellence by IAAP & GYNCA

For Immediate Release: April 19

Mark Miller
Director of Media Relations, University Communications
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Apr. 19, 2010 — Drury’s Edie Boatright was named the Springfield Metro Area Chapter’s 2010 Outstanding Administrative Professional of the Year at the 9th annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon and Fashion Show.

The annual luncheon is hosted by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and GYN Cancers Alliance. IAAP consists of more than 40,000 members and affiliates throughout the world with approximately 600 chapters. GYNCA is a local, grassroots organization that provides support and assistance to women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers in southwest Missouri.

Boatright was nominated by former Drury Vice President of Alumni and Development and current GYNCA Board of Director member Judy Thompson. “It was a total shock,” Boatright said. “Not only being nominated, but actually winning the award.”

Boatright currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer Assistant at Drury University. Some of her responsibilities include the successful planning, organizing and implementation of more than 20 board meetings. She has experience working for three presidents and two board chairs. Her further work includes presidential searches, working with committee members and national search firms.


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