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The Office of Alumni and Development shares class note updates in each issue of Drury magazine. Submit your class notes, marriage and birth announcements online at drury.edu/alumni or e-mail alumni@drury.edu.

1910s

Lester Cox '18 was featured in an "Ozarks Moments" article by Paul Johns.


1950s

Leila (Chandler) Medley '59/M.Ed. '67 (Jefferson City, Mo.) received the Progressive Vote Coalition 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.


1970s

Christina Fugitt-Griffiths '70 (Springfield, Mo.) is the owner of Farmers Gastropub in downtown Springfield.

Dr. Gary Buzbee '71 (Rogersville, Mo.) and his company Buzbee Dental support National Children's Dental Health Month in February by offering an outreach program to area preschools and childcare centers.

Judge Roy L. Richter '72 (St. Louis, Mo.) has been elected Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District by unanimous vote and will serve until July 1, 2011.

Thomas "Tom" Chappell '75 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Aaron Sachs & Associates as a lead investigator.

Linda (Harding) Perez '76 (Kingshill, Va.) was named chair of the international development coordinating committee for the International Reading Association.

Michael Pritchett '76 (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) has announced his candidacy for the Circuit Judge of the 36th Judicial Circuit comprised of Butler and Ripley counties.

John Lightner '79 (Springfield, Mo.) has been selected to be in the 2010 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the area of personal injury litigation.


1980s

J. "Scott" Marrs '80 (Springfield, Mo.) has been selected as one of Springfield Business Journal's "12 People You Need to Know 2010."

Stephen "Steve" Wierhake '81 (Punta Gorda, Fla.) opened an independent financial services firm.

Paul Wilson '82 (Jefferson City, Mo.) was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to Cole County Judgeship.

Victor Agruso '82 (Prospect, Ky.) was appointed to lead Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.'s global human resource management efforts.

Dr. Roger Buzbee '84 (Rogersville, Mo.) and his company Buzbee Dental support National Children's Dental Health Month in February by offering an outreach program to area preschools and childcare centers.

John "Chris" Allen '85 (Lebanon, Mo.) was voted first place in attorneys in the Lebanon Daily Record.

Dianna (Maynard) Parker '86 (Springfield, Mo.) was recommended to become a member of the Board of Public Utilities by Springfield City Council's Committee of the Whole.

J. "Ron" Carrier '86 (Springfield, Mo.) is the Child Advocacy Center's recipient of the 2010 Dr. John P. Ferguson Award for Child Advocacy. Dr. Ferguson, who the award is named after, is also an alumnus of Drury.

Sterling Huff '87 MBA (Springfield, Mo.) took over as Metropolitan National Bank's new president and CEO on March 31, 2010.

Randolph Blosch '88 (Bolivar, Mo.) announced his bid for the Dallas County Associate Circuit Court Judge race.


1990s

Beth (Holmes) Carter '90 (Rogersville, Mo.) was published in It All Changed In An Instant, a book of six word memoirs. She has two memoirs published alongside various celebrities, authors, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Jeffrey "Jeff" Kulback '93 MBA is the director of OTC's Lebanon campus.

Janet (Knott) Livingston '90/MBA '94 (Jackson, Mo.) was named interim director of The Discovery Playhouse, a children's museum.

Norman Spencer '91 M.Ed. (Monett, Mo.) is retiring from Monett R-1.

Kelley Still '92 (Springfield, Mo.) became the new director of the Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in April.

Lynn (Haas) Tynes '93 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Jeffrey "Jeff" Stahlhut '94 (St. Charles, Mo.) was named sports editor, NGNN.com

Herman "Darrel" Vaughan '94 (Waynesville, Mo.) has been promoted to the position of assistant superintendent for personnel services.

Eric Street '95 (Battlefield, Mo.) received his architecture license from the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.

Michelle (Miller) Clifton '96 (Nixa, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Kenneth Starnes '96 (Little Rock, Ark.) played on national television game show Jeopardy and won. He is a Jeopardy champion.

Michael "Quinn" Murphy '96/MBA '98 (Columbia, Ill.) has joined Armstrong Teasdale LLP as an attorney in commercial litigation including general business, construction, and health care litigation.

Jill Renner-Mowris '97/MBA '99 (Ozark, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Dr. Tracy Fite '97 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the medical team at Skaggs Regional Medical Center's Branson West Medical Care as a physician.

Susan "SuEllen" (Deboard) Price '98 (Mountain View, Mo.) was selected as the December "Teacher of the Month" by LHS Future Teachers of America.

Tyler Hedden '98 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Gregory "Greg" Weaver '98/MAC '00 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.


2000s

Matthew "Matt" Hudson '00 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Thomas Houston '01 MBA (Marshfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Cameron Black '01 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Ollis & Co. as the wellness director.

Nathan Pettyjohn '01 (St. Louis, Mo.) published an article on his company Aisle411 detailing a new text message coupon service tied to weather activity.

Matthew "Matt" Lemmon '02/MBA '09 (Springfield, Mo.) was named director of the digital content for Whitaker Publishing.

Christopher D'Anna '03 received his MBA from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Michael Garner '03 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Dr. Thomas "Tom" Hoff '03 (Springfield, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree.

Ryan Jones '03 (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Abby (Parsley) Thurman '03 (Springfield, Mo.) earned her professional engineer license from the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.

John McNabb '04 (Springfield, Mo.) received a Missouri architectural license.

Christopher "Chris" Lazzaro '04 MBA (Springfield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Nicole Lierheimer '04 (Springfield, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree.

Jessica (Harrell) Pearson '04 (Springfield, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree

Amy Van Fossen '04 (Bloomfield, N.J.) accepted a new position as an associate tax attorney with the Law Offices of Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C.

Amy (Monteer) Nelson '04 (Jefferson City, Mo.) was accepted to University of Missouri's speech language pathology program.

Julie "Elizabeth" Guillebeau '05 (Rogersville, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree.

Staci Holland '05 (Bolivar, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree.

Christina "Christi" (Heil) Gibson '06 (Springfield, Mo.) has joined the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

John Odom '06 (St. Louis, Mo.) was featured in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the design of his loft.

Nancy (McAllister) Winfrey '06/MED '09 (Lebanon, Mo.) was the second place winner in the Elementary Teacher category in the Lebanon R-3 School District.

Amanda Callaway '06 (Springfield, Mo.) graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 2009. She also passed the Missouri Bar Exam and was accepted to the Missouri Bar in September 2009, then hired as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Springfield.

Debra (Myers) Wax '06 (Rolla, Mo.) was hired as a full-time nursing instructor at the East Central College Rolla campus.

Shannon Huett '06/MBA '08 (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) was featured in an article on her experience through the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan.

Tammy (Coffman) Bradshaw '06/M.Ed.'09 (Mountain Grove, Mo.) completed her Master's Degree at Drury.

Lori (Denney) Caffey '06 (Conway, Mo.) received her Master of Business Administration from Webster University.

Billie Branstetter '06 (Humansville, Mo.) received Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Natalia "Talia" Guerreiro '06 (Springfield, Mo.) graduated from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Counseling.

Carrie Winston '07/MBA '08 (Springfield, Mo.) was a 417 Magazine "20 Under 30" Honoree.

Douglas Stroemel '07 (Shell Knob, Mo.) was named president for St. John's Hospital West Region.

Mallory (McGowin) Jarrett '07 (Lake Ozark, Mo.) is the public information officer for ACT Missouri (Missouri Association of Community Task Forces).

Shawn Billings '08 MCSJ (Battlefield, Mo.) was a Springfield Business Journal "40 Under 40" 2010 Honoree.

Thomas "Weston" Kissee '08 (Springfield, Mo.) opened an Edward Jones branch office in Springfield.

Jason Philpott '09 (Springfield, Mo.) has been assigned to Zone 4, which patrols Pulaski and Western Maries counties.

Emily Manck '09 (Houston, Texas) accepted the position of graphic designer at Biotics Research in Houston.

Casey Wormington '09 (Monett, Mo.) accepted a position as account coordinator at Sells Agency in Fayetteville, Ark.


MARRIAGES

  • Erin Langley '01 to Brian Dail
  • Jason Mitchell '01 to Meagan Smith '04
  • Colleen Blanton '02 to Michael Banks
  • Christopher D'Anna '03 to Angela Kung
  • Tyler Creach '05/MBA '07 to Krystal Prather '07
  • Holly Gray '06 to Justin Foss
  • John Hobbs '07 to Megan Blosser '08
  • Caitlin Pierce '08 to T. Weston Kissee '08

BIRTHS

  • Madeline McKelvey to Mary (Malcolm) '97 & Michael "Mike" Hashbarger '95
  • Anya to Melinda (Murray) '97 & Alexander Sobel
  • Evan Henry to Kara (Short) '99 & Jason Fauss
  • Jacob Schweizer to Erica Heinlein '99 & Matthew Schweizer
  • Connor Michael to Sarah (Graddy) '00 & Patrick Tobin
  • Liren to Lola (Jett) '01 and Matt Block
  • Fletcher Kirk to Kasey (Breedlove) '02 & Craig Morgan
  • Grant Dylan to Melanie (Parks) '02 & Dallas Jones '00
  • Elsa Addison to Kristen & Paul Schalekamp '02
  • Caiden Apollo to Sally (McCray) '03 & Christopher "Chris" Cannizzaro '02/MBA '03
  • Addison to Ashley (Mizenko) '04 & James "Jay" Godwin '02
  • Brinegar Darnell to Kristina (Mathieson) '04 & Christopher Darnell '03
  • Cameron Michael to Jessica (Chappell) '03 & Michael Garner '03
  • Patrick to Rebecca "Becca" (Cooper) '03 & Justin Hayes '03
  • Emma Lucille to Jessica (Bowmaster) '03 & Timothy "Tim" Robbins '03
  • Owen Nicholas to Jody (Palazzolo) '04 & Eric Jorgensen '03
  • Cyrus Sebastian to Jessica (Harrell) '04 & Joel Pearson
  • Rylee to Erin Slye '08 & Justin Slye '05/MED '09
  • Molly to Sara (Perryman) '06 & Justin Floyd
  • Ruth to Laura (Bettison) '09 & John Lemmerman

DEATHS

  • David Engsberg '61
  • Marvin Walker '65
  • Jack Wiser '65
  • James Poarch '66
  • Arlee (Dann) Murray '68
  • Adrian Lee '70
  • Viola (Storck) Thomas '72
  • William Hopkins '72
  • Robert Piland '73
  • Wilma (Holmes) Pollock '77
  • Ricky Whitworth '80
  • L. "Alen" Schellack '80
  • James Cole '80
  • Robert York '85
  • Lisa Bebout '92
  • James Silsby '96


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