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Bob Barker Donates Several Lifetime Awards To Drury During Special Ceremony

Bob Barker stands before the Drury Panthers Thursday to donate several of his lifetime awards. Credit-Shane Franklin

Bob Barker was in town this morning to make an announcement at Drury University. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was there and has this story.

“That is the award I received, I know it looks just like a blob of silver, but that is the reward I received when I was installed in the Television Hall of Fame,” said Barker.

This morning, Bob Barker returned to Drury University to donate several of his most prized awards he’s received throughout his lifetime in entertainment.  Those include an Emmy and his award for being inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004.

Barker graduated from Drury in 1947 with an economics degree.  This is not the first time he’s returned to Drury though. In 2007, Barker was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from the university. In 2008, Barker came to Springfield to donate $1 million to Drury to establish the Bob Barker Endowment Fund for the Study of Animal Rights.  Barker donated another $1 million in 2009 to establish the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professorship of Animal Rights in honor of his late wife.

There is also a street on campus named Bob Barker Boulevard, in his honor.

For KSMU News, I’m Shane Franklin.

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