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) has joined the Drury University Alumni Council, the governing body of the Drury Alumni Association.
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) received the Honorable Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Aspire to Excellence Award at the KCMBA Annual Meeting.
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) 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.