PHOTOS: Bob Barker Returns To Drury, Brings Awards and Scholarship
Former Price Is Right host Bob Barker returns to his alma mater Drury University to donate awards, including an Emmy, as well as a student scholarship fund.Photo: Image by Chase Snider / KTTS News
Former Price is Right host Bob Barker returned to his alma mater this week at Drury University.
He spoke to students about his time in the military and then getting a start in media at KTTS radio. Barker also donated several of his most prestigious awards including his plaque from his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of his 19 Emmys, and his Hall of Fame plaque.
Dr. Barker also congratulated the Drury basketball team on their national championship, saying they will be the most remembered team in school history, while he played on the least remembered team in school history.
Surprise For President Parnell, Help Future Students
Barker also then surprised Drury President Todd Parnell with a check for $100,000 to endow a scholarship for students pursuing animal studies.
Dr. Bob has been a long time advocate for animals. He used to sign off every episode of the Price Is Right reminding folks to have their pets spayed or neutered.
KTTS will have much more coming up over the next few days from Bob Barkers visit, including a web inclusive sit down interview looking back on when he worked in the KTTS News Room.