Regional Alumni Clubs
Drury Regional Alumni Clubs connect members of the Drury family with their alma mater. To provide greater opportunities for alumni to stay involved and engaged, the Regional Alumni Clubs were established to add local opportunities to socialize, cheer on the Panthers, mentor and reach out to prospective students, and more.
Alumni Clubs are for all Drury University alumni, current and former parents, and friends. There are no fees or dues — club membership is FREE! We just want YOU, your ideas, service, fellowship, and camaraderie!
Damon Hargraves M.Ed. ‘05
Hargraves currently resides in Kodiak, Alaska with his wife, two boys
andgirl, and works in the Kodiak Island Borough School District as the Director of Technology. He was previously the administrator of Kodiak’s distance learning program and middle school assistant principal.
Damon has worked to develop blended learning environments and
project basedlearning environments (i.e. Student Broadcasting) for kids since 2005 when he started his education career in the Bering Strait School District. He then went on to work at Drury University and Missouri State University to develop onlinecurriculum and facilitate professionaldevelopment of learning tools.
Since being in Kodiak, Damon has helped to develop the
Pickrapp, which has greatly increased schedulingefficiency of needed interventions for students. This has empowered students to pursue the enrichments that interest them and allow them to go deeper into content. Further development of the Pickrapp is being done in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. Damon is also a founding member of #akedchat, so join the conversation on Twitter, and follow him at @damonhargraves.
Jason S. Trenary ‘95
Jason Trenary, class of '95, graduated Drury with a Bachelor of Arts and continued his education at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, which he graduated in 2010. Since 2014, he has been employed as the CFO of Generations Bank in Rogers, AR.
Other Representatives Include:
- Megan Goosey ’16, MNCL ‘18
Davis is the Director of Medical Staff Services at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Holly holds
a MBAin Health Administration from the University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from Drury University (2006). She is passionate about advancing the healthcare environment by improving the delivery of quality services.
Holly has recently passed her Board of Governors Exam and is a Fellow applicant with the American College of Healthcare Executives. She currently serves on the Colorado Association of Medical Staff Services Board as the Outreach Coordinator. She has served as an advocate for individuals in the medical staff services profession, especially in rural Colorado. She is passionate about empowering individuals to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Holly is a member of the Colorado Healthcare Professionals Credentials Application Committee, delegated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and works to help make credentialing more efficient, less costly, and less duplicative through the use of a single application form. Holly is also a Board member for Global Health Connections, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to connect, engage, and solve global health issues.
Holly travels to Haiti about once a year, where in July of 2014, her nonprofit helped open a birthing center that provides clean and safe care to women and infants throughout the Leogane region. Holly loves spending time with her two dogs (Einstein and Shakespeare), camping, hiking, playing soccer, traveling, and attending baseball, football, and soccer games.
Kansas City, Missouri
Steve Fleischaker ‘94
Steve Fleischaker is a 1994 graduate of Drury where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. During his time at Drury he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, served on the Student Senate for 3 years and played on the golf team. Today Fleischaker serves in the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Business Development with the Bank of Blue Valley in Overland Park, Kansas. Fleischaker has been with the Bank since February 2001 and in his current position since January 2015. Prior to that he served as the Olathe Market President for the Bank 9 years. Fleischaker began his banking career in 1994 in Springfield, MO working for Great Southern Bank where he served in various capacities including Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking.
In addition to his role at the Bank, Fleischaker is the founder and Executive Director of Natalie’s A.R.T. Foundation, a non-profit devoted to pediatric cancer. Fleischaker is heavily involved in the Kansas City Civic and Philanthropic community. He has served on the boards of Cancer Matters, as treasurer and Chair of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is a former director of the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri and a former director for KidsTLC. Fleischaker is a graduate of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow leadership program and was recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a NextGen Leader in 2014.
Fleischaker resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife former Drury student Ashley (Smith) and their children Natalie (deceased), Jack (10) and Emily (10).
Other Alumni Reps
- Kelsy Allison '10 (Shawnee, KS area)
- Audrey Morrison '06 (Overland Park, KS area)
Owen (class of 2000) was just recently named the Executive Director of Renew Missouri, a not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for renewable energy and energy
efficientprograms throughout the state. Prior to that, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed James to serve as Missouri’s Public Counsel, a position charged with representing the public in all matters involving utility companies regulated by the State.
Before that position, James worked for the Office of Administration (OA) in order to establish the Contract Oversight Office for the State. Prior to this, James served as an Associate Circuit Judge for Webster County where he handled criminal and civil dockets and helped the court to establish a Mental Health Treatment Court. Before that, he was in private practice handling probate and estate planning matters for a law firm in Springfield. James primarily served as General Counsel to both the Greene County and Webster County Public Administrator offices. Previous to this practice, James served as a law clerk at the Missouri Court of Appeals, a Policy Fellow for the Kansas Governor’s office, and the Executive Director of the University of Kansas’ Graduate and Professional Association.
James obtained his law degree from the University of Kansas as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Science from Drury University in Springfield. He is originally from Elkland, Missouri where his family still operates a cattle farm. James is actively involved with NAMI of Missouri as well as the Boone County and Springfield Bar Associations. He also writes a weekly film column for the Columbia Daily-Tribune. Currently, James lives with his wife Claire in Columbia.
Beth Pile '80
A 1980 graduate of Drury, Pile is chief risk officer at Promontory Interfinancial Network in Arlington, Va. Previously, Pile worked for nearly two decades with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.