Look Forward

I want to thank the entire Drury University community for the warm welcome you’ve given my wife, Betty Coe, and me. I am deeply humbled by the extensive greetings that have come from around the country and the expressions of extraordinary commitment for the mission and the work of Drury University.

In my discussions with the greater Drury community, student success is always at the forefront of the conversation. I appreciate your interest in our students’ academic success, their energetic commitment to community service and betterment, their eagerness to engage with professionals as they seek to find the right career path, their hearty support for the Drury Panthers and their colleague student-athletes, and their ability to make the connections that are lifetime links to Drury. This enthusiasm for Drury confirms for me that Drury University is one of America’s great universities and that our path is secure.

During my first months on campus, I have been inspired by the words of Drury’s first president Nathan Morrison: “…look up…not down, look forward…not backward, and look out…not in!” Drury recently celebrated its 140th anniversary, and I look forward to joining you in the coming months and years as we map out a future for Drury that takes the university to even greater achievements.

David Manuel

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Drury is ranked 8th among Midwest Regional Universities in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014.

Read Alec's Story

“...It meant a lot to me to receive a scholarship in his honor.”

Read Amanda's Story

“Basically, we were building a space suit”

Read Barbara's Story

“...you always need to be looking for new, more innovative ways to teach...”

Your financial contributions have a positive impact on Drury students each and every day. Read how gifts from alumni and friends have funded an academic scholarship, a student internship and an endowed professorship, all in the name of maximizing the student experience.

*98% of '12-'13 post-graduation survey respondents stated they wre either employed or accepted to graduate school within six months.

*75.63% response rate

Classrooms without Walls:
Engaged Learning as Deep Learning

How does the community of Joplin heal from the ravages of a tornado? What impact has the European economic crisis had on the lives of the Greek people? How can we protect the water quality of the Ozarks?

These three important questions yield no easy answers. Rather, they ask a great deal of us—both broad knowledge and a personal commitment to the truth. READ MORE »

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67% of students
completed an internship for credit in 2012

A Snapshot of Our Efforts

Community Outreach and Development

As director of community outreach and leadership development, it is my pleasure to share with you a snapshot of our efforts to engage students in the community and develop socially responsible leaders. READ MORE »

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Last year, Drury students provided more than 148,000 service hours to people and organizations in Springfield and throughout the Ozarks

By the Numbers


Statement of Financial Position

Alumni by State

Alumni by Country

Admission Directors visited 250+ high schools in September and October 2013.

We continue to be inspired and humbled by the many alumni who stay connected to Drury.

Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime supporter, you are each incredibly valuable and important to the future of Drury.

When you give to Drury, you are helping to sustain Drury's vision for today and tomorrow. Through The Drury Fund, your annual contributions provide needed scholarship assistance to our undergraduate and graduate students, assure students’ engaged learning experiences, and support our outstanding faculty. Gifts to The Drury Fund—no matter the size—have an immediate and valuable impact on Drury students and our institution.

It’s easy to make a tax-deductible gift to Drury University. For gifts to The Drury Fund, you can use a check, cash or stock. If you wish to make monthly installment gifts, consider using a credit/debit card at http://give.drury.edu. Gifts of stock, real estate and bequests can provide tax benefits or even a fixed stream of income for you. Gifts of all kinds may be designated for immediate or current use or as a long- term investment through an endowment. Whether giving through The Drury Fund or a bequest, your support may be undesignated or allocated to a particular school or program. For more information on how to donate, visit http://give.drury.edu.

Many companies match our contributions. Contact your human resource office and inquire about a matching contribution. If so, you could double or even triple your gift. Questions? Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 417-873-7217 or alumni@drury.edu.

As the new vice president of development and advancement, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the dynamic educational environment at Drury University. READ MORE »

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There are an average of 300
bikes on campus each year.

There are so many ways to stay involved with Drury.

Be sure to register for our online community and e-newsletter so you can receive timely information, firsthand.

Make sure you are part of our online directory at http://alumni.drury.edu/login where you can share your life and career happenings while staying connected to your Drury friends.

Throughout the year we host a number of special events. These provide an excellent opportunity to connect you with your fellow alumni. To view upcoming events and register, click here.

Over the past 10 years, there
have been 109 day school
graduates named Jones...

... compared to 180 named Smith.