• Dr. Loren Broaddus ’57 (Springfield, Mo.) was appointed to the Emeritus Board of Directors for CoxHealth.

  • Robert “Bob” Cox ’67 (Frontenac, Mo.) was named the interim president of The Missouri History Museum.

    Dr. Gale (Montgomery) Boutwell ’69, M.Ed. ’77, H ’12 (Springfield, Mo.) received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Drury University in December 2012 and retired as Drury’s Registrar in May 2013.

  • The Hon. Dennis Budd ’70 (Springfield, Mo.) retired in May 2013 after 31 years with the Springfield municipal court.

    John “Johnny” Morris ’70 (Springfield, Mo.) plans to open 21 new Bass Pro Shops stores around the country.

    Ann (Willmann) Hicks ’71 (Yucaipa, Calif.) and her husband are retiring as pastor and church secretary from St. Luke’s United Christian Church in Imperial, Mo.

    Albert “Al” Bonebrake ’72 (Springfield, Mo.) was named associate principal investigator of Cancer Research for the Ozarks.

    The Hon. James Franklin ’72 (Camdenton, Mo.) was posthumously inducted into the Camdenton Foundation’s Hall of Leaders in April 2013.

    Conrad Griggs ’72 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s “2013 Men of the Year.”

    Dr. W. Pat Parnell ’72 (Branson, Mo.) retired in July 2013 from Animal Care Clinic in Branson.

    Robert “Bob” Fox ’73 (Saint Louis, Mo.) and his wife, Maxine Clark, were awarded the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award in February 2011.

    Gary Baumgartner MBA ’74 (Springfield, Mo.) co-opened Storage Climate Controlled LLC in April 2013.

    J. Mark Haseltine ’77 (Springfield, Mo.) was elected to the Board of Directors of the OTC Foundation.

    Michael Mallory ’77 (Glendale, Calif.) had his fourth novel Kill the Mother!, a comic mystery, published by Borgo Press.

    Dr. Charles Rarick MBA ’78 (Crown Point, Ind.) was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project during summer 2013.

    Mark Walker ‘79 (San Jose, Calif.) was named chairman and CEO of TCSI-Transland Inc. of Springfield, Mo. in April 2013.

  • Connie (Harmon) Gibbons ’84 (Topeka, Kan.) joined the Mulvane Art Museum as the director.

    David Burton ’88, M.A. ’01 (Republic, Mo.) published his book Prayers for My Public School, which is designed to inspire individuals to develop a daily prayer habit for public schools. It was featured in a Springfield News-Leader article along with other locally authored books. He also published the e-books Driving Tour of One-Room Schools in the Ozarks and Short Stories from the Ash Grove through

    Jarrett Cooper ’88 (O Fallon, Mo.) will lead a design team for a Rosemann & Associates project.

    Kevin Killian M.Ed. ’88 (Nixa, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s “2013 Men of the Year.”

    Jude Dieterman ’89 (Kansas City, Mo.) was named the new CEO of Trizetto.

    Michele (Luthy) Hedges ’89 (Lebanon, Mo.) joined the Lebanon R-III School District as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

  • Jennifer (Cawns) Clark ’90 (Fresno, Calif.) was selected as the director of the City of Fresno’s Development and Resource Management Department.

    Don Pemberton ’90, MBA ’92 (Richland, Mo.) was named vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

    Rachel Newton ’91 (Pine Bluff, Ark.) was officially commended in June 2013 by the commander of Pine Bluff Arsenal for her contributions to the development, design and fabrication of fixtures and ammunition assembly in order to train and develop employees on pyrotechnic mixes and munitions functions.

    Jennifer “Kim” (Estes) McCully-Mobley ’94, M.Ed. ’00 (Aurora, Mo.) won a contest through NPR Radio/Tales from the South and her story aired internationally in July 2013.

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Stahlhut ’94 (Saint Charles, Mo.) was announced as a game day broadcaster by the Missouri Monsters football team.

    Patricia “Patty” Cantrell MBA ’96 (Beulah, Mich.) joined the Healthy Living Alliance as director.

    David “Dave” Townsend ’97 (Columbia, Mo.) was awarded the “National Title Professional” designation from the American Land Title Association.

    Dr. Erin Morris ’99 (Lawrence, Kan.) was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.

    Stephanie (Bybee) Young ’99 (Springfield, Mo.) was named principal of Delaware Elementary in the Springfield R-12 School District.

  • Dr. Matthew “Matt” Hudson ’00 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to coordinator of operations for secondary education with the Springfield R-12 School District.

    Cacey (Manning) Narez ’00 (Lewisville, Texas) was named the Coppell Independent School District Elementary Teacher of the Year in May 2013.

    Ryan Warnol ’00 (Dixon, Mo.) was named the director of Banner Life Christian Academy Early Learning Center.

    David Losse ’01 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Simmons First National Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer.

    Dr. Johnny Faulkner ’02 (London, Ark.) graduated in May 2013 with a Ph.D. in marriage and family counseling.

    Evelyn Lee ’02 (Oakland, Calif.) graduated with her Master in Public Administration degree in 2011 and Master in Business Administration in 2012 from the Presidio Graduate School.

    Dr. Troy Morrison ’02 (Bolivar, Mo.) joined Parkview Orthopedics with Citizens Memorial Hospital in August 2012.

    Brian Wilbanks ’02, M.Ed. ’05 (Rogersville, Mo.) joined the Seymour School District as high school principal.

    Mary “Beth” Nichols ’03 (Springfield, Mo.) was featured in an article examining her career which included many positions held across the globe and which came full circle with her current position at Drury University.

    Adam Thornhill ’03, M.Ed. ’05 (Lebanon, Mo.) was hired as the head coach of boys basketball with the Lebanon School District.

    Adam Woody ’03 (Springfield, Mo.) was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was extended an exclusive membership invitation to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

    Sara Cochran ’04, M.A. ’06 (Columbia, Mo.) was one of three finalists for the 2013 Young Professional of the Year Award given by The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals.

    Amy Francis ’04 (Springfield, Mo.) earned the Registered Health Underwriter designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

    Dr. Michael “Mike” Schluckebier ’04, MBA ’06 (Iowa City, Iowa) graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2013 with a Ph.D. in student affairs administration & research.

    Nathan Leming ’05 (Kirkwood, Mo.) was named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

    Jonathan McIntosh ’05, M.A. ’07 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was one of eight teachers selected to be a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the 2013-2014 school year.

    Elise (Winn) Pollard ’06 (Woodland, Calif.) won the 2013 Iowa Review Fiction Award for her story “Honey Moon” which will be published in December 2013.

    Amanda Rehani ’06 (Independence, Mo.) accepted a position with Nonprofit Connect in Kansas City.

    Erin Steinert ’06 (Kennewick, Wash.) has accepted the position of planetarium outreach specialist and facility coordinator at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash.

    Cindy (Raney) Jones ’07, MBA ’09 (Marshfield, Mo.) was named the Registrar at Drury University.

    Tedi (Thoreson) Payne ’07 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in El Dorado Springs in August 2013.

    Dan Prater M.Com. ’07 (Ozark, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s “2013 Men of the Year.”

    Timothy Brown ’08 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the Branson School District as the boys head basketball coach.

    Kenny DeForest ’08 (Chicago, Ill.) performed the Chicago comedy show Truckload O’Comics at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield in May 2013.

    Amy McGehee ’08 (Springfield, Mo.) won a national recipe contest, an all-expenses paid trip to New York and a visit to a taping of ABC’s “The Chew.”

    Amanda (Taylor) Snelson ’08 (Culver City, Calif.) joined Ehrlich Architects as a designer.

    Derek Brown ’09 (Osage Beach, Mo.) graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law and received a Juris Doctor.

    Clinton “Clint” Hall ’09 (Ava, Mo.) joined the Ava R-I School District as elementary principal.

    Hilary Horan ’09 (Tucson, Ariz.) was promoted as National Branch Operations Advisor for the Mountain West market for Fidelity Investments beginning in July 2013.

    Dr. Lucas Lemons ’09 (Springfield, Mo.) earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

    Emily Morgan ’09 (Princeton, N.J.) who graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2013 with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts with an emphasis in teaching, has been accepted into the “For Such a Time as This” program; and will be ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

    Dr. Angela (Tarricone) Sutton ’09 (Dublin, Ohio) graduated in May 2013 with an osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and was awarded the Gold Stethoscope Award for graduating first in her class.

  • Matt Frierdich ’10 (Nashville, Tenn.) graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School in May 2013. Upon graduation, he received the W. Kendrick Grobel Award for outstanding achievement in Biblical studies. He also received the Nelly May Overby Memorial Award, for a grade of Honors in field education.

    Mary (Cline) Hitchings ’10 (Long Lane, Mo.) formed Harley’s Hope, an organization that raises funds for the autism science and advocacy group Autism Speaks.

    Caitlin Shouse ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) was recognized for her actions, which saved a resident’s life at a Greene County juvenile holding facility.

    Ashley (Pratt) Twibell ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Esterly, Schneider & Associates Inc. as marketing director.

    Tyler Wright ’10 (Clinton, Mo.) joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol as a trooper.

    Evan Campbell ’11 (Springfield, Mo.) was accepted to and will attend Cornell University Law School.

    Chelsey (Blackwell) Dollarhide ’11 (Springfield, Mo.) earned the Certified Public Accountant designation.

    Jonathan Thomas ’11 (Washington, D.C.) recently accepted a position as an assistant for corporate and foundation relations at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

    Rebecca Anderson ’12 (Springfield, Mo.) was named annual fund coordinator of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

    Alexandra Duello ’12 (St. Louis, Mo.) is serving in the United States Peace Corps in Cuerpo de Paz, Paraguay as a health volunteer. 

    Quentin Mack ’12 (Seffner, Fla.) accepted a position as a middle school Spanish instructor at Jennings Middle School, where he is also the track coach.

    Timothy Brandt M.Arch ’13 (Clever, Mo.) was hired as associate architect at Bates & Associates Architects, Inc.

    Nathaniel Hay M.Arch ’13  (Springfield, Mo.) joined Butler, Rosenbury & Partners as an intern architect.

    Brittany Layton M.Arch ’13  (Saint Charles, Mo.) joined Casey Architecture.

    Brandon Lotter M.Arch ’13  (Springfield, Mo.) joined Butler, Rosenbury & Partners as an intern architect.

    Justin Rios M.Arch ’13  (South Elgin, Ill.) was hired as Associate Architect at Bates & Associates Architects, Inc.

  • Heather (Long) ’11 to Tony Baker

    Molly (Brown) ’13 to Jay Brown

    Alyssa (Allcorn) ’11 to Jacob Crabb

    Chelsey (Jones) ’12 to Dustin Doyle

    Pamela Goldschmidt to Matthew Hudson ’00

    Randi (Mullen) ’11 to John Hutchison

    Bayli Thurman to Chris Ijames ’09, M.Ed. ’12

    Audrey (Campbell) ’09 to Robert Morrison ’08

    Sarah (Bacon) ’12 to Travis Ulmer

    Austin (Warren) ’11 to Cole Walker

    Abby (Bracker) ’13 to Tyler Wright ’10

  • Louisa Dupree Allison to Elizabeth (Musteen) ’93 and Bruce Allison

    Maxwell Lake Brown to Ruth and Curtis Brown ’01

    Connor Austin Roberts to Dr. Amber Campbell ‘98 and Gary Roberts

    Amelia Leigh Gilstrap to Sarah (Duvall) ’08 and Chris Gilstrap ’08

    Payton Elizabeth Hutchison to Randi (Mullen) ’11 and John Hutchison

    Mila Blake Scabarozi to Casey (Wormington) ’09 and Mark Scabarozi

    Oliver Preston Schluckebier to Lindsey (Albert) ’03 and Mike Schluckebier ’04, MBA ’06

    Liam Schrader to Sarah (Smith) ’95 and Earl Schrader


  • Eula (Bilyeu) Fischer ’32

    Helen (Estes) Houston ’37

    John Sanders ’42

    John Scott ’43

    Ernest “Gene” Engle ’46

    Florence (Lindholm) Leek ’46

    Martha (Anglum) Wisner ’46

    Barbara (Guthrie) Wheeler ’48

    Florence “Flossie” (Stone) Hayes ’49

    Arthur “Art” Elbert ’50

    Eleanor (Pratt) Dulebohn ’51

    Carl “Bill” Rule ’51

    Mary (Abernathy) Powell ’53, M.Ed ’61

    Paula (Bowman) Sandford ’53

    Calvin Schoene ’53

    Freeda Olson M.Ed ’54

    Duane Rohlfing ’55

    George Smith ’55

    Nancy (Tokuda) Hagiwara ’57

    George Wright ’57

    Dolores (Elting) Holmes ’58

    Orville Pelkey ’59

    Cora “Marilyn” (Huntress) Shannahan ’59

    James Shannahan ’59, M.Ed ’62

    Naomi (Cain) Brisco ’60

    B. Wayne Johnson M.Ed ’60

    Rixon Rafter ’60

    Ronald “Ron” Tennenbaum ’61

    Pauline (Frazee) Yardley ’61

    Marion Falmer ’62

    Dorothy “Doris” (Pease) Stout M.Ed ’62

    Joyce (Pease) Bell ’63

    Wilma “Becky” (Hayslip) Hudson ’63

    Loretta (Griffin) Kleve ’63

    William “Bill” Mauck ’63

    Daniel Palen ‘63, M.Ed ’63

    Linda (Johnson) Selim ’63

    Joanne (Graves) Bradley ’65

    Griffin Blansit ’65

    Linda (Williams) Duchardt ’66

    Sandra (Aldridge) Jones ’66

    Bonnie (Roberts) Sayler ’67

    John Banta ’68

    Leonard Ernstmann ’68, MBA ’68

    Marion (Uyeda) McFall ’69, M.Ed ’69

    Elizabeth (O’Neal) Riggins ’71

    Laurel “Lindy” (Sandberg) Vidal ’71

    Beulah (Henderson) Brown M.Ed ’74

    Camille (Koslosky) Kurtz M.Ed ’74

    William “Rick” Lester ’74

    Dwayne Rhoden M.Ed ’75

    Roy Braswell ’76

    Kenneth Miller ’79

    Robert “Bob” Raleigh ’79

    Michael “Mike” Borman ’85

    Dr. John Q. Hammons H ’87

    Kevin Edwards ’92

    Dennis McMenamy ’94

    Elizabeth “Libby” Hill ’16    


Krystal McCulloch Retires after 22 Years

krystal-mcculloughDr. Krystal McCulloch continued to be a vibrant part of the Drury campus after she graduated in 1982. She also earned a master’s degree in education from Drury in 1990 and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri in 1998. She was hired at Drury in 1991 as a special instructor of language and literature. Throughout her career at Drury, she held five other positions, and most recently served as vice president for alumni & development. She retired last year.

Gale Boutwell Retires after 35 Years

gale-boutwellA Springfield native, Gale Boutwell ’68, M.A. ’77 became Drury’s registrar in 1978. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education, both from Drury. In 1972, she began working at Drury as an administrative assistant to the director of teacher education. As registrar, she oversaw all aspects of the registrar’s office, from student registration to graduation. She retired after last academic year and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the December 2012 commencement.

Remembering Drury Trustee Rick Lester '74

Rick-LesterDrury Trustee William F. (Rick) Lester died July 20, 2013, while riding in the Courage Classic bicycle tour through Colorado. This tour raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Lester was riding in honor of a late grandson who died from a rare genetic disorder. Lester lived in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Lester, 61, was a 1974 graduate of Drury University and was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees in 2001. As a member of the Board, Rick chaired the Development Committee and served on special committees.

“He was an unabashedly vibrant supporter of Drury University and kept student success at the forefront of his efforts,” said Dr. David Manuel, Drury president.

In Lester’s honor, Drury established the William F. (Rick) Lester Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will invest in students pursuing their dreams in the performing arts. This scholarship is a reflection of Rick’s personal investment in the arts, and will serve as a lasting reminder of his contribution to the industry and his legacy at Drury as a student, alumnus and trustee.