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Seven-Decade Habit Keeps Drake Friendship Thriving

Thanks to social media giants like Facebook or Snapchat, staying connected to friends and fellow alumni is as simple as clicking the friend button. Most Bulldogs today keep up-to-date on each other by quickly and easily scrolling through posts of baby updates or vacation photos. Mort Hoffman, LA’50, instead sticks with what’s worked for nearly 70 years.
June 11, 2018

5 Essentials for Recent Drake Grads

Congrats! You’ve made it! A few weeks ago you were an undergraduate, pharmacy, law or master’s student and today you’re a Drake alum! We have a few tips for how to start your new Drake alum life right. 1) Learn the Lingo...
June 11, 2018

2018 Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize six exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
March 6, 2018

Nine Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nine members of the Drake University community were named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 class for 2018.
February 7, 2018

Jonathan Azu elected to Drake University Board of Trustees

Music industry executive Jonathan Azu, BN’99, was elected to Drake University’s Board of Trustees during the board’s quarterly meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 11. He joins the board for a three-year term, beginning in April.
January 30, 2018

Senior vocal performance major finds home in senior living

Most Drake University students spend their college years in a residence hall, apartment, or house. But senior vocal performance major Gabrielle Clutter has settled in with a different age group: seniors.
November 29, 2017

Houston alumni DU Good in the wake of Harvey

Scenes of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey were on the minds of Houston alumni as they gathered for their first-ever DU Good Day event, Sept. 16. 
October 24, 2017

Drake University hosts formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center

Drake University held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new headquarters of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event doubled as an 89th birthday celebration for Robert D. Ray, a longtime former governor of Iowa, and his wife Billie Ray; both are proud Drake alumni.
September 26, 2017

Alumni gift creates $700,000 scholarship fund for pharmacy students

A $700,000 gift from the estate of Drake alumni Jim and Joyce McLuen will provide scholarships for pharmacy students.
September 11, 2017

Tiny home project will have big impact on Des Moines

More than 100 members of the Drake University community will pitch in next week on a project to benefit homeless individuals in Des Moines.
September 8, 2017

Report: Drake University generates $413 million in consumer spending

A new study demonstrates the substantial impact of Drake University and its alumni on the central Iowa economy. Drake students, faculty, staff, and visitors drive more than $413 million in consumer spending annually in the greater Des Moines area.
May 11, 2017

Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Mixed-use development will feature views of iconic Old Main

Drake University has agreed to sell two parcels of University-owned land to Nelson Construction & Development, which plans to build a hotel, market-rate apartments, and urban-style row houses on the site.
April 26, 2017

Drake announces 2017 National Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize eight exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
February 16, 2017

For Drake alumna, Teacher Appreciation Week praise comes from the top

Teacher Appreciation Week was progressing much like any other for Drake alumna Loan Nguyen. It was the final week of the fall semester at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, and the second-year English and Creative Writing teacher had a long weekend of grading ahead. But on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, Nguyen got the surprise of […]
February 10, 2017