Dwight K. Scroggins, Jr. (’79)

Dwight K. Scroggins, Jr. (’79) received the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Prosecutor of the Year Award from the 2017 Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards.

The Honorable Robert E. Larsen (’73)

The Honorable Robert E. Larsen (’73) received the Spurgeon Smithson Award  from the 2017 Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards.

Jim Bartimus (‘77)

Jim Bartimus (‘77) was named in Ingram’s “250 The Most Powerful Business Leaders” in the Greater Kansas City Area. Jim was the founding partner for the law firm of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Goza. Jim is a trial lawyer with four decades of expertise in complex medical malpractice and pharmaceutical related cases, particularly those involving negligence. He’s regarded as an expert in med/mal legal affairs worldwide and has lectured at legal and medical education events in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.


Honorable James Carey “Jim” Thompson (’79)

Honorable James Carey “Jim “Thompson (’79) passed away on November 16, 2016. Following 24 years in private practice he served as Prosecuting Attorney for Ray County for two years and later was appointed to the bench as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit Court. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served Central Intelligence during the Vietnam War in 1971- 1972. 

Gail L. Frederick (’75)

Gail L. Frederick (’75) has joined the Drury University Alumni Council, the governing body of the Drury Alumni Association.

Larry V. Parman (’74)

Larry V. Parman (’74), president and CEO of Parman & Easterday, LLP, has been appointed to Paycom Software, Inc.’s Board of Directors as a Class I director.

Honorable Edith L. Messina (’74)

Honorable Edith L. Messina (’74) received the Honorable Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Aspire to Excellence Award at the KCMBA Annual Meeting.

Roger M. Phillips (’74)

Roger M. Phillips (’74) passed away June 28, 2014. He attended law school at UMKC, where he received his JD and later an LLM in corporate and commercial law.

Hon. Gael Wood (’75)

Hon. Gael Wood (’75) of the 20th Circuit is the recipient of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Award. The award is given to those who exhibit judicial courage and excellence.