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Drury University is here to stay

Thursday, April 25, 2002

THAYER -- Drury University opened a campus in Thayer at the Thayer High School in January 2002. To celebrate their newest campus, Drury University has erected a sign at Thayer High School.

Kevin Hedden, Thayer High School Principal, Lu Adams, coordinator of the Thayer campus and Jon Talley, VA representative for the Thayer campus, erected the sign on April 4. All took a hand digging the holes, pounding the nails and setting the post.

"It was hard work, but the effort is worth it," said Tally who did most of the digging.

Drury University is now registering students for the fall 2002 semester and is offering 15 classes in accounting, computer applications, communications, English, sociology, psychology, criminology and education. Classes begin Aug. 26.

Adams said because Drury recognizes the value of life experience, it 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, she said the Drury staff is experienced with TRA and other government programs and are delighted to help students individually with decisions, paperwork and requirements.

The Drury University's Thayer campus schedule is designed for working people. Because Drury's early and late classes meet only once a week on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, a student is often able to take six hours of classes in one night. Adams said this is especially convenient for students who must drive a long distance or find a baby sitter. In addition for the convenience of the students, all financial aid, academic advising, and book sales are done at the Thayer campuses.

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.

More information regarding Drury University may be obtained by calling Adams, Monday through Thursday 1 to 7 p.m. at 417-962-5314 or on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. or a message may be left at Thayer High School by calling 254-4604.

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