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May 1, 2008
C. Boyd Granberg
C. Boyd Granberg

Reception, award to honor Boyd Granberg

All Drake pharmacy alumni and friends are invited to attend a reception on Friday, May 16, to honor C. Boyd Granberg, long-time faculty member and former dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Weaver Lobby of Cline Hall.

The reception will feature a formal announcement of the creation of the Granberg Professional Leadership Fund. 

Pharmacy alumni also are invited to nominate Drake pharmacy faculty members for the C. Boyd Granberg Professional Leadership Award, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of faculty members who demonstrate sustained and significant leadership in professional organizations, and inspire students toward professional involvement.

This annual award recognizes one faculty member for his or her service to professional organizations. The main purpose of the award is to foster ongoing personal and professional development of pharmacy faculty, recognize leadership role models and encourage involvement by students in professional organizations.

The recipient of the C. Boyd Granberg Professional Leadership Award provides a lecture to student graduates of the college’s Student Leadership Series at their year-end banquet in April. In addition, the award recipient also addresses students at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony in May. 

For information on the award criteria and nomination process, or to contribute to the Granberg Fund, contact Emily Westergaard, Major Gift Officer for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, at 515-271-4049 or emily.westergaard@drake.edu.

Six outstanding alumni to be honored at annual awards
banquet

Drake University will honor six outstanding alumni at the
Annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday, May 16, in Parents Hall in Olmsted
Center. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and the award program to
follow at 7 p.m.

The alumni award winners are:

·              Zach Johnson, BN'98, professional golfer and the 2007
Masters champion; Young Alumni Achievement Award

·              Julie R. Koch, AS'99, business strategist, Mayo Clinic;
Young Alumni Loyalty Award

·              Linda Robbins Coleman, FA'76, composer and consultant;
Alumni Achievement Award

·              Linda Anderson Worcester, ED'73, former teacher, and
Richard Worcester, LA’71, GR’74, president, SW Anderson Co.; Alumni Loyalty
Award

·              Lawrence K. Fish, JO'66, chairman, Citizens Financial
Group; Distinguished Service Award

All alumni and friends are welcome to attend. Cost for the
banquet is $25 per person. To make a reservation, please call 515-271-3147 or contact
Joy Giudicessi at joy.giudicessi@drake.eduby May 9.

Classes of 1938, 1948, 1958 invited to “come home” to
Drake, May 16-18

The Drake Classes of 1938, 1948 and 1958 are invited
to celebrate their cornerstone reunions May 16-18 with a number of special
events. In addition to the Drake National Alumni Association Annual Awards
Dinner on Friday, May 16, class members and guests can enjoy these activities:

·      Reunion registration and lunch, Saturday, May 17, Levitt
Hall, Old Main, Drake campus, 11 a.m. Cost is $15 per person.

·      Campus
tour, Saturday, May 17, departing from
Old Main at approximately 1 p.m.

·      Bus
tour of Des Moines, Saturday, May 17,
departing from Old Main
at approximately 3 p.m.

·      50-Year
Club Reception and Dinner, Saturday,
May 17,
Embassy Club, 801 Grand Avenue, downtown Des Moines;
reception, 6:00 p.m.; photo of the Class of 1958, 6:30 p.m.; dinner and program,
7:00 p.m. The Class of 1958 will be honored and inducted into Drake’s 50-Year
Club. For all alumni in the classes of 1958 and earlier and guests. Cost is $45
per person.

·      Complimentary continental breakfast, Sunday, May 18,Bell Center Multipurpose Room, Drake campus, 8:30 a.m. Members
of the Class of 1958 and their guests are invited to enjoy a light breakfast
prior to the Commencement exercises.

·      127th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony,Sunday, May 18, Knapp
Center. Class of 1958 members will don gold robes and their medallions,
presented at the 50-Year Club Dinner, and join the newest Drake graduates amid
the pomp and circumstance of Commencement.

·      Class of 1958 reunion lunch, Sunday, May 18,
Hubbell Dining Hall, following Commencement. Cost is $8 per person.


For more information, contact Barb Dietrich Boose, director
of alumni and parent programs, at 515-271-3077 or barbara.boose@drake.edu. To RSVP for
any of the reunion events, call 515-271-3147. 

 

 

Bulldog Bashes abound this spring

Alumni in 29 cities worldwide can gather with fellow
Bulldogs at this year’s Bulldog Bashes. From Atlanta to Seattle, Tampa to
China, these fun, informal events enable alumni to connect with fellow grads in
their cities.

The Drake Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is grateful
to the many alumni who served as Bash organizers this year. Make plans now to
attend a Bulldog Bash near you – or make the circuit! View the Bash locations,
dates, and organizers on the Drake alumni Web site.

Get swinging for the Windy City Golf Outing, June 19

Drake alumni and friends can enjoy a fun day of golf
and goofing around with fellow Bulldogs at the Windy City Golf Outing on Thursday,
June 19, at
Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington, IL. Golf
begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.; the reception, banquet and program will
follow. Drake “celebrities” will be on hand, and attendees will have numerous
opportunities to win fabulous prizes.

 

Don’t golf? Don’t
worry – you still can be part of the fun by attending the banquet. The cost is $140, which includes lunch, golfing, golf cart, Drake gift and the banquet. Cost of the banquet only is $40 per person. RSVP by June 6 by calling
800-44-DRAKE, x3147, or e-mailing alumni.rsvp@drake.edu.For more information, contact John
Brown, assistant director of alumni and parent programs, at 800-44-DRAKE,
x3378, or john.brown@drake.edu.

Volunteer with fellow alumni, friends at the 2008 Des
Moines Arts Festival

Des Moines is proud of its nationally ranked annual arts
festival, and Drake is proud of the alumni and friends who volunteer in the
event’s Pepsi tents. Last year, these individuals helped raise more than $4,500
to support central Iowa alumni programs.

Volunteers are now invited to sign up for this year’s
festival, June 27-29, to be held in the Western Gateway Park area downtown. The
shift times will be as follows:

Friday, June 27

1:30-5 p.m.

4:30-8 p.m.

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

1-5 p.m.

4:30-8 p.m.

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 29

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2-6 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, contact John Brown,
assistant director of alumni and parent programs, at 515-271-3378 or john.brown@drake.edu with your name,
phone number, e-mail address, shift preferences, t-shirt size, and the names of
other members of your group, if appropriate.

Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood
Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13

Great American composer and the
mastermind behind "Pet Sounds", "SMiLE" and countless hits, Beach Boys co-founder Brian
Wilson and his band will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood
Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 13. “Be True to Your School” by joining fellow Drake
alumni and friends for this fifth annual Drake night at the Bowl and fun,
informal pre-concert picnic.

 

The Hollywood Bowl is located at
2301 North Highland Avenue, just off the Hollywood Freeway. The picnic will
begin at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl Picnic Area 15 at Highland and Camrose;
bring your own picnic supper and an appetizer or dessert to share. The concert will
begin at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow the show.

Drake has a limited number of center seats in Section N2,
behind the “super seats,” available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $25 per person. Please place your order as soon as possible and no
later than July 25 by calling Drake’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at
800-44-DRAKE, x3147, or e-mailing alumni director Barb Boose at barbara.boose@drake.edu. Your concert
tickets will be mailed to you.

Parking information, maps, park-and-ride options and more
are available online.Questions? Contact the Alumni Office or local alumni Laurie Woken Manny, BN’82,
at laurie.manny@gmail.com or
661-428-6578, or Jeff Pielet, JO’76, at 661-296-6614. Don’t miss this evening
full of “Good Vibrations”!

Pharmacy alumni: Sponsor scholarships and have fun!

The Eggleston-Granberg Student Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on
Friday, June 20, 2008, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines (140 Army
Post Road West Des Moines, phone: 515-285-8222).

All Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni and
friends are invited to participate in this wonderful event.  The event
registration form can be found online.  

The tournament fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart,
lunch, refreshment tickets and prizes. This event is sponsored by the Iowa
Pharmacy Foundation, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the Drake
University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.