SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 26, 2010 — Drury University recognized outstanding faculty members at the 2010-2011 Opening Convocation. A student and faculty committee selected recipients of these awards. The committee receives nominations from students, faculty, administrators and alumni. Each of these faculty members is recognized for challenging, engaging and inspiring students both inside and outside the classroom.
In addition, the Judge Warren White scholars were honored. These are the students with the highest grade point average after completion of the first year at Drury. Warren White graduated from Drury in 1904, and served as a Greene County circuit court judge for 36 years.
The 2010-2011 Judge Warren L. White Scholars are (name, hometown and major):
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