22 Notable alumni of
Drury University

Drury University is 1891st in the world, 661st in North America, and 623rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 22 notable alumni from Drury University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bob Barker

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    Bob Barker
    Born in
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    Years
    1923-.. (age 98)
    Enrolled in Drury University
    Studied economics
    Occupations
    actorgame show hostpresentertelevision producerfilm producer
    Biography

    Robert William Barker is an American retired television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975.

  2. Lauren Holtkamp

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    Lauren Holtkamp
    Born in
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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lauren Holtkamp is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA), wearing number 7. Holtkamp became the third woman to be a full-time NBA referee. Holtkamp also played college basketball at Drury University from 2000 to 2004. Holtkamp previously refereed the last five NBA Development League seasons before becoming a full-time referee for the 2014–15 NBA season. Holtkamp officiated four seasons in the WNBA including the WNBA 2014 conference finals. Holtkamp graduated from Emory University with a Master of Divinity. She also graduated from Drury University with both a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In June 2017, Holtkamp married NBA referee Jonathan Sterling. In 2019, Holtkamp gave birth to their daughter.

  3. John Morris

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    John Morris
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    John Luke Morris is an American billionaire businessman, and the founder, majority owner, and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, a hunting and fishing retail chain in the US and Canada.

  4. Bill Virdon

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    Bill Virdon
    Born in
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    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    William Charles Virdon is an American former professional baseball outfielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Virdon played in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1965 and in 1968. He served as a coach for the Pirates and Houston Astros, and managed the Pirates, Astros, New York Yankees, and Montreal Expos.

  5. Trevor Richards

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    Trevor Richards
    Born in
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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Trevor Michael Richards is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays. He made his debut for the Marlins in 2018.

  6. William Garwood

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    William Garwood
    Born in
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    Years
    1884-1950 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    film directoractorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    William Davis Garwood, Jr. was an American stage and film actor and director of the early silent film era in the 1910s.

  7. Susan Montee

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    Susan Montee
    Born in
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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Susan Montee is an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri who served as the 35th State Auditor of Missouri. She won the election in 2006 Missouri State Auditor Election and was sworn into her position on January 4, 2007. She was the third woman in succession to serve as State Auditor of Missouri. She succeeded then-U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Montee is a member of the Democratic Party. She was defeated in the 2010 election by Tom Schweich. In 2011 Montee was elected the Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party, which she stepped down from later that year to run for Lieutenant Governor. Susan defeated seven other candidates in the August, 2012 Missouri Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. She lost the general election on November 6, 2012 to the Republican incumbent, Peter Kinder.

  8. Bob Dixon

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    Bob Dixon
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bob Dixon is an American Republican politician currently serving as Presiding Commissioner of Greene County, Missouri. He formerly served in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri State Senate.

  9. Michael Mallory

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    Michael Mallory
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    novelistjournalist
    Biography

    Michael Mallory is a writer on the subjects of animation and post-war pop culture, and the author of the books X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe, Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond, and Essential Horror Movies. As an animation and film historian he has written over 600 articles, frequently for Variety, the Los Angeles Times and Animation Magazine, and has been featured in documentaries and DVD extras about animation. He co-authored the memoirs of animation legend Iwao Takamoto, which were published in 2009 as Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters. He has also written the script for the annual Annie Awards ceremony, the Oscars of the animation industry, since the mid-1990s.

  10. George Howard Williams

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    George Howard Williams
    Born in
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    Years
    1871-1963 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    George Howard Williams was an American politician and attorney from the state of Missouri. A Republican, he served as U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1925 to 1926, completing the term of Selden P. Spencer following the latter's death.

  11. Aven Nelson

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    Aven Nelson
    Born in
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    Years
    1859-1952 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Drury University
    In 1890 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    botanistexplorermycologist
    Biography

    Aven Nelson was an American botanist who specialized in plants of the Rocky Mountains. He was one of the founding professors of the University of Wyoming, where he taught for 55 years as professor and served as president (1918-1922). He served as president of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and Botanical Society of America.

  12. Si Siman

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    Si Siman
    Years
    1921-1994 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    record producercomposer
    Biography

    Si Siman was an American country music executive as a radio producer, talent agent, songwriter, record producer, television producer and music publisher who helped transform the sound of music in the Ozarks after World War II and into the 1980s. He discovered Country Music Hall of Fame Members Chet Atkins and Porter Wagoner, and secured record deals for The Browns and Brenda Lee among others; and was the key figure behind Ozark Jubilee, the first network television series to feature America's top country music stars. According to the Encyclopedia of Country Music, he was "the driving force in the emergence of Springfield, Missouri, as a country music center in the 1950s."

  13. Jeanie Riddle

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    Jeanie Riddle
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jeanie Riddle is an American politician from Missouri. A Republican, she served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 49th District in Callaway County. She is currently serving as a member of the Missouri Senate from the 10th District which includes the counties of Audrain, Callaway, Lincoln, Monroe, Montgomery and Warren.

  14. Orland K. Armstrong

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    Orland K. Armstrong
    Born in
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    Years
    1893-1987 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Orland Kay Armstrong was a Republican United States Representative, journalist, and social activist.

  15. Roy Smalley, Jr

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    Roy Smalley, Jr
    Born in
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    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Roy Frederick Smalley Jr. was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. From 1948 through 1958, Smalley played for the Chicago Cubs (1948–1953), Milwaukee Braves (1954) and Philadelphia Phillies (1955–1958). He batted and threw right-handed. In an 11-season career, Smalley was a.227 hitter with 61 home runs and 305 RBI in 872 games played. Smalley was the father of major league shortstop Roy Smalley III.

  16. Durward Gorham Hall

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    Durward Gorham Hall
    Born in
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    Years
    1910-2001 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Durward Gorham Hall was a six-term US representative from Missouri's 7th congressional district.

  17. Timothy A. Garrison

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    Timothy A. Garrison
    Born in
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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Timothy Allen Garrison is an American lawyer who served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri from 2018 to 2021.

  18. Dean Whipple

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    Dean Whipple
    Born in
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    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Dean Whipple is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

  19. Jay Wasson

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    Jay Wasson
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jay Wasson is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate representing the 20th district. Previously, Wasson served four terms in the Missouri House of Representatives (2002–2010).

  20. Thomas Alberter Chandler

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    Thomas Alberter Chandler
    Born in
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    Years
    1871-1953 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Alberter Chandler was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

  21. Cleveland A. Newton

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    Cleveland A. Newton
    Born in
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    Years
    1873-1945 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Cleveland Alexander Newton was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

  22. Robert S. Cunningham

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    Robert S. Cunningham
    Years
    1940-2015 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Robert Stephen Cunningham (born 1942 – March 27, 2015) was an American Computer Scientist and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at California State University Stanislaus.