THAYER -- After a successful spring 2002 semester, Drury University will begin the fall 2002 semester Aug. 26 and is now registering students for the upcoming semester offering 15 classes in accounting, computer applications, communications, English, sociology, psychology, criminology and education.
Lu Adams was at Thayer High School July 23 and Aug. 5, and will be there again Aug. 13, and Aug. 22 between 1 and 5 p.m. to register students. The book sale for Drury University classes will be Aug. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Adams, coordinator for the Thayer campus, said she is enthusiastic about the Thayer campus students. "We have a great group of students in Thayer and we're looking for more. We appreciate the tremendous support that we have received from the Thayer and Mammoth Spring communities, especially from Kevin Hedden, Thayer High School principal. No college could have received a better reception," she said.
Adams said because Drury University recognizes the value of life experience, Drury does not require the ACT or SAT for a student to be admitted. She said this is convenient for students who have graduated from high school or passed the GED but have been out of school for a while. In addition, the Drury staff are experienced with TRA and other government programs and are delighted to help students individually with decisions, paperwork and requirements. She said tuition is charged at the same rate for all Drury students, whether they live in Missouri, Arkansas or other states.
Adams said the Thayer campus schedule is designed for working people. Because Drury's early and late classes meet only once per week on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, a student is often able to take six classes in one night. She said this is especially convenient for students who must drive long distances or find a baby sitter. In addition, for the convenience of Drury University students, all financial aid, academic advising and book sales are done at the Thayer campus.
Adams said at the Thayer campus students receive individual attention. Each student has an advisor who assists with academic advising, financial aid and related issues. A VA representative is now available to assist veterans in fulfilling their educational goals. Linda Christian will assist veterans by providing information on VA educational benefits and assisting them with required paperwork.
Anyone who would like more information about Drury University may call Adams at 417-962-5314 Monday through Thursday between 1 and 7 p.m. or Friday between 1 and 4 p.m. or leave a message with Anna Bohrisch at Thayer High School at 417-264-4604.