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Drury names new Registrar

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 1, 2013 — Associate Registrar Cindy Jones is Drury University’s new Registrar. She takes over for Gale Boutwell who retired on May 31.

Cindy Jones

The Registrar oversees the Office of Records and Registration, which assists students in registering for classes. The office also provides many other services, such as: fulfilling transcript requests, maintaining academic records, and helping students prepare for graduation.

Jones earned her Bachelor of Science from Drury in 2007 and received a Master of Business Administration in 2009. She has worked at Drury in Records and Registration since 2001. Prior to that, the Marshfield native held positions in banking, government, and the public school system.

Boutwell worked at Drury for 41 years. The 1969 graduate became Registrar in 1978, and she has overseen the graduation of thousands of Drury students. At the December 2012 graduation, Drury awarded Boutwell an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

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Chris Tuckness joins Drury as Director of Alumni & Development

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 25, 2012 — Drury University announces the hiring of Chris Tuckness as Director of Alumni and Development.

Tuckness’s responsibilities include working with alumni and donor relations in Breech School of Business and the Hammons School of Architecture.

Chris Tuckness

Tuckness’s work experience includes: director of volunteer services at CoxHealth, vice president of community development and special events at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tuckness’s Drury roots run deep. He graduated from Drury with a triple major in communication, public relations and business in 1994, and he went on to earn a master’s in communication from Drury in 2000. Tuckness also has a certificate in nonprofit organization management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“I spent so much of my life here, it feels like I’m coming home. I’m just excited to be a part of this institution and help to connect my fellow alumni back to their alma mater,” Tuckness said.

Media Contact: Dr. Krystal McCulloch, Vice President of Alumni and Development, Office: (417) 873-7303, Email: kmcculloch@drury.edu


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Ellen Hammock joins Drury as Director of Alumni & Development

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 25, 2012 — Drury University announces the hiring of Ellen Hammock as Director of Alumni and Development. Hammock’s responsibilities include working with alumni and donor relations in the northeast part of the United States. She will also focus on working with alumni within the health, environmental sciences and the theatre departments at Drury University.

For seven years, Hammock worked as the executive director of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. Recently, Hammock worked as an administrator for Family Medicine Residency at Cox North.

Ellen Hammock

Hammock has an undergraduate degree in political science from Truman State and a master’s in public administration from Missouri State.

“I have always wanted to work for Drury,” said Hammock. “It is a great institution and I am excited to find out what accomplishments alumni have achieved and connect them back to the university.”

Media Contact: Dr. Krystal McCulloch, Vice President of Alumni and Development, Office: (417) 873-7303, Email: kmcculloch@drury.edu

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