Drury partners with our alumni volunteers to help support our present and shape our future. Alumni volunteers play an invaluable role in everything from recruiting new students to planning alumni events around the world. Whether your interests lean toward mentoring students, admissions and recruitment, assisting with regional programs, or helping the community, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
Alumni Council members serve as important representatives of Drury in their communities, assist university staff in coordinating alumni communication efforts, are involved in planning alumni activities, and facilitate alumni engagement.
Term: 3 years, with 6 general meetings/conference calls and 6+ committee meetings/conference calls per year
Location: Anywhere, but willing to travel to Springfield, Mo for first meeting each year
Alumni Club - Regional Representative
Alumni Regional Representatives keep alumni connected with the university and each other as part of our Regional Alumni Clubs. They help the Alumni Office coordinate alumni & Drury Family events, communicate with alumni, and support university initiatives.
Term: 2 years, including occasional alumni regional group meetings and attendance at regional events
Location: Where you live
Springfield Alumni Club
Springfield Alumni Club members help coordinate alumni interest and engagement – especially fun ideas – for local alumni events. Springfield Alumni Club members help support alumni communication, are involved in planning alumni activities, and facilitate alumni engagement.
Term: 2 years, with 4 general meetings per year and 2-3 committee meetings per year
Location: Springfield, MO Metro area
Alumni Welcome Team
Alumni Welcome Team is an opportunity to share your knowledge with Drury alumni moving to your area. Welcome Team members connect fellow alumni to their new community, share your hometown tips with them, and consider meeting them for coffee or lunch.
Term: 1 year, with annual check-ins for renewal and training & updates with each commencement (as new grads move into their new cities)
Location: Where you live'
Fundraising Advocates serve as an essential amplifier and advocate of fundraising campaigns supporting student scholarships & financial aid. You will make personal contacts with classmates, friends and your alumni network to encourage gifts to Drury. You will often share fundraising messages via text, email, social media or personal conversations.
Terms: 1 year, with annual check-ins for renewal and training & updates with each new campaign
Locations: Anywhere, most communication and engagement is online
Drury’s Student-Alumni mentoring program brings together students and alumni in purposeful, mutually rewarding relationships, introducing students to alumni from different backgrounds, class years, programs, and industries. As a mentor, you will guide your student in career, life and general support (as requested by the student).
Terms: 1 year, with annual check-ins for renewal and monthly training & updates
Location: Anywhere, but beneficial if you can travel to Springfield, Mo to meet your student in-person