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Matthew Drury graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor of arts degree.
The day before, he was awarded the outstanding senior in criminal justice plaque, according to a press release, and the award is presented to the criminal justice senior who exemplifies academic excellence. The student’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed in the department.
Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Anderson County High School and is the son of Connie and Nancy Drury and husband Hongyue Wang.
Before receiving his degree from Murray, he served five years in the U.S. Army including two tours of Iraq. Matthew received several battle recommendations as a military policeman and gunner on a humvee. When stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, he was on protective security detail for the head of the European command.
He is currently seeking employment with the police force in Dallas, Texas.