Bob Barker Returning to Drury University Today

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury University's most famous alumnus is coming back to Springfield again to make another big donation to the school.

Bob Barker will be at the University today, Thursday, May 9,  to donate several of his awards, earned during his 50 years in broadcasting. The private event will be held at the Shewmaker Center.  

Drury says one of the awards being given to the school is "his most meaningful and prized award," although it was not identified.

Barker graduated from Drury with a degree in economics. More recently he returned to the campus in 2007 to receive an honorary Doctor of Human Letters. 

A year later, he donated $1 million to establish the Bob Barker Endowment Fund for the Study of Animal Rights.  And in 2009, he was back to donate $1 million to Drury to establish the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professorship of Animal Rights named in honor of Barker's late wife. 

Barker was featured in the CBS broadcast of Drury's national championship victory.

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