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August 3, 2010
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Drake students and alumni are meeting online and mingling now more than ever, thanks to a variety of social networking venues.

We have more than 4,600 fans on Facebook, where we will post your stories, video and photos with friends of your alma mater. We strive to bring you new content each day, but you're the key to keeping the conversation vibrant. http://www.facebook.com/DrakeUniversity.

From our main Facebook fan page, you can join a number of more focused fan pages for our schools, departments and Drake University Alumni.

 

Following us on Twitter, @DrakeUniversity, will plug you into 2,000
influential people with a passion for Drake. Stay up-to-date on campus
news and Drake-related events worldwide. www.twitter.com/DrakeUniversity.

Our alumni feed @DrakeAlumni can be found at www.twitter.com/DrakeAlumni.

We're also busy posting news videos on YouTube, www.youtube.com/GoDrakeBulldogs, and photo galleries on Flickr, www.flickr.com/photos/drakeu.

Thousands of alumni have joined us on professional networking site LinkedIn.

Send us your thoughts, suggestions, photos and video submissions to love@drake.edu.


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Three alumni join Drake's new digital media team

This summer, Drake hired three social networking gurus to foster community engagement and bolster the university's multimedia and social media presence.

Danny Akright, JO'07, AS'10, digital media publisher from Overland Park, Kan., is a visual storyteller who uses photos, video and text to tell Drake's story, from jazz to pharmacy and everything in between. Contact him at danny.akright@drake.edu.

Elizabeth Ford, JO'07, AS'07, originally from Overland Park, Kan., returns to Drake after spending three years at Simpson College, where she was public relations manager. She is excited to be working for her alma mater as a part of the new digital media team. Contact her at elizabeth.ford@drake.edu.

Aaron Jaco, JO'07, AS'07, digital media specialist from Crystal, Minn., is a writer at heart with an interest in almost everything. He returns to Drake after three years of award-winning reporting for a weekly community newspaper. Contact him at aaron.jaco@drake.edu.