December 21, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., December 21, 2016 — Drury University recently recognized 16 staff members for milestone service anniversaries and dedication to the organization. The university also presented the annual Distinguished Staff Service Award to Ann Saunders, Director of the Southwest Region within the College of Continuing Professional Studies.
John Jones – Custodian
Phyllis Decker – Custodian
Richard Hackett – Diving Coach
Colleen Andrews – Transfer Recruiter/Advisor
Mike Porter – Director, Networking & Client Support Services
Danny Artherton – Custodian
Cindy Jones – University Registrar
Midge McGee – Practicum Coordinator/Academic Advisor
Mitch Morrissey – Custodian
Stanley Thomas – Custodian
Tammie Black – Coordinator, Ft. Leonard Wood campus
Shawn Claypool – Custodian
Doug Compton – HVAC Technician
Anthony Lee – Custodian
Albert Rauch – Help Desk Coordinator
Ryan Swan – Head Men’s Soccer Coach
2016 Distinguished Staff Award
The Distinguished Staff Service Award was presented to Ann Saunders, Director of the Southwest Region within the College of Continuing Professional Studies (CCPS). Saunders was recognized for her dedication to the mission of Drury and CCPS and for her tireless efforts to bolster that mission at Drury’s Monett campus.
Saunders was instrumental in landing the $1.9 million federal CAMP grant to help migrant workers and their families find educational opportunities this year; and played a key role in facilitating the donation of the Monett campus property to the university last year. She was praised for her ability to build connections, create new opportunities for growth, and mentor students and fellow employees.
The Distinguished Staff Award was established in 2006 by Drury alumni and two former employees to recognize one staff member’s exceptional accomplishments, leadership and service to the university each year. Staff members with at least two years of continuous service are eligible to be nominated for the award.