July 30, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 30, 2015 — Drury University recently welcomed five new members to its Alumni Council.
The Alumni Council is the governing body of the Drury Alumni Association and consists of 23 alumni leaders from a range of class years, a member from the Drury faculty and a member from the administrative staff. The Council plans and supports programs such as Reunion Weekend, Homecoming, the Distinguished Alumni Awards and much more. The Council members also play important roles as representatives of Drury in their communities.
The new members for 2015-16 are:
Joann Dahlke Banner, a 1974 Drury graduate, earned her degree in Home Economics. She is a self-employed bookkeeper at her own company, which services several companies in the Springfield area. She is married to Gary Banner, a fellow Drury graduate and former Alumni Council member. She is an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church and a frequent volunteer at Ronald McDonald House.
Kim McCully-Mobley, a current adjunct faculty member with Drury University and Crowder College, graduated from Drury with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1994 and a Master’s in Education in 2000. She currently works as an educator at Aurora High School as well as freelance writer. She writes for several publications around the Midwest and owns a small, home-based publishing company called The Ozarkian Spirit.
Mickey Moore earned business and economics degrees from Drury in 1995 and an MBA from Drury in 2002. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Mickey is now an active Springfield entrepreneur, owning and operating Employee Screening Services of Missouri since 2007, and purchasing Summit Safety Group in 2014. Moore has been an active Drury alumnus for several years, including participation in #DruryBusinessNetwork events and with the Breech School of Business. He is also actively involved in multiple non-profit and civic organizations in the Springfield area.
Lori Johnson Murawski graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Drury in December 2013. She began working for TelComm Credit Union in 2006 and is currently Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Murawski is heavily involved in the community. She is a board member for Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, is a member of the Junior League, and volunteers with Children’s Miracle Network among other non-profit organizations. She remains involved with Drury University and Breech School of Business.
James Owen, Drury University class of 2000, graduated from University of Kansas School of Law in 2003 and received his law license in 2004. He has clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals, worked in his own private practice, and was appointed to be Webster County Associate Circuit Judge in 2014. Currently, he and his wife, Claire, reside in Columbia, Missouri and he works for the state of Missouri’s Office of Administration in Jefferson City.