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Nominate individuals for Alumni Achievement Awards

October 21, 2011

New community service award added to the distinguished honors

Nominations for Drake's annual Alumni Achievement Awards are due in December, so now is the time to prepare submissions. New this year is an Alumni Community Service Award, which will recognize the significant accomplishments of alumni who have engaged in outstanding and meaningful community service.

“The new award directly ties to Drake’s mission to prepare students for meaningful personal lives and responsible global citizenship,” says Blake Campbell, director of alumni relations. “After a terrific first DU Good Day, we’re more confident than ever that our alumni are living out the Drake mission through service. Adding this award is a way for us to honor Drake graduates who’ve dedicated their lives to creating change around issues at either a local or global level.”

This award will join the existing five alumni awards that are bestowed annually to alumni whose outstanding professional accomplishments and volunteer services have contributed to the success and reputation of Drake University:

Distinguished Alumni Award

2011 Alumni Award winners

The Distinguished Alumni Award, the top honor bestowed upon alumni of Drake University, recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in a career or profession and exemplary service to the community and University.

Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Young Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni, age 40 or younger, for outstanding achievement in a career or profession and reflects the pride of Drake University in these achievements.

Young Alumni Loyalty Award

The Young Alumni Loyalty Award is presented to alumni under the age of 40, recognizing dedicated service to Drake University and promotes service by all alumni to the University.

Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award honors individuals for outstanding achievement in a career or profession and reflects the pride of Drake University in those achievements.

Alumni Loyalty Award

The Alumni Loyalty Award is presented to Drake alumni to recognize dedicated service to Drake

Nominations are due to the Office of Alumni Relations in mid-December. A nomination form in PDF format is available online. Please send to Betty David, Drake University, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311-4505. Visit Flickr to see photos of our 2011 and 2010 ceremonies.