December 1, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 1, 2011 — Drury University’s Monett campus has received $16,550 in grant money from the Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation ($8,000) and the BNSF Foundation ($8,550). The grant money will be used for the development of a “high technology” classroom, as well as to advance the Monett campus’s Hispanic Initiative.
“High technology classrooms allow Drury the flexibility to better integrate our students into the learning opportunities outside of the Monett area,” said Dr. Laura Plybon, director of assessment and instructional design. “The technology expands Drury’s reach so that we have the opportunity to collaborate with students across the globe. It also helps us prepare our students for the advancing technology they will see in the job world.”
“Drury University connects with Monett-area residents on so many levels in meeting their needs. These grants will allow us to do even more for them, especially in expanding Drury’s presence in the Hispanic communities,” said Ann Saunders, assistant director of Drury’s Monett campus.
“These grants supplement the considerable generosity this community shows Drury University. We continue our mission to being a major contributor to the area’s growth and development,” said Daphne Massa Ewing, director of development.
Dr. Plybon, Saunders and Ewing wrote the two grants.
Media Contact: Dr. Laura Plybon, Director of Assessment & Instructional Design, Office: (417) 873-7317, E-mail: email@example.com