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Alumni Profile: Mallory Price ’10

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mallory priceMallory knows the power of the Drury Connection

Mallory (Noelke) Price graduated from Drury University with the goal of working in the nonprofit world. At the time, she could not have predicted a career in account services at a cutting-edge digital agency.

After earning a degree in public relations and a minor in writing, Mallory moved to St. Louis to start her job search. An alumni connection helped her land a job a Casey Communications where she gained experience in client relations and marketing research. Still feeling the pull toward nonprofit communication, she accepted a position with St. Louis Hillel where she used her writing skills to produce fundraising appeals and web content. She loved her job and her colleagues, but an unexpected phone call from a professional contact made while at Drury prompted her to jump into project management at a small digital agency.

Today Mallory is the Head of Accounts for happyMedium in St. Louis where she manages day-to-day activities of digital projects. Working with a team of creative talent, Mallory helps clients discover how apps and various web services can connect customers to brands. happyMedium offers strategic branding, design and website and app development services. hm_experience_slide

While at Drury, Mallory nearly lived in the Shewmaker Communication Center. She was involved with DC Networks, The Mirror and DUTV.  “The Communication Department offered a wide range of extracurricular activities that really helped broaden my experience,” says Mallory.

During her senior year, Mallory was recognized with two national honors. First, she was one of 16 students in the nation selected for the prestigious Vance and Betty Lee Stickell internship program, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. She completed a summer internship at the Los Angeles Times. Second, the Association for Women in Communications selected Mallory as its recipient for the Rising Star Award, an annual honor issued to only one student in the nation.

Mallory’s biggest piece of advice for current Drury students is to take advantage of the resources Drury offers.

“All of the Drury professors and staff that I came into contact with were always willing to help me make connections not only in the Springfield community, but all over the U.S. Leaving campus with an instant net of contacts was invaluable for me when I moved to St. Louis. Every job I’ve had since graduating has been directly connected to a “Drury connection,” and I’m happy to pay it forward to future Drury grads when the time comes.”

Now that Mallory is settled into her career, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, playing with their dog, hanging out with friends and family, and playing sand volleyball.


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