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Memorabilia tells Drake history

Alumni have donated a variety of memorabilia to the Drake University Alumni House. Each piece tells a different story in the history of the University.
August 27, 2015

End of an era

Dolph Pulliam, Drake basketball legend, retires in May If you’re even slightly familiar with Drake men’s basketball, then chances are you recognize the name Dolph Pulliam. Pulliam was a star player who earned himself a national reputation as a tenacious and sharp-minded athlete during his undergraduate career at Drake, 1965–1969. He’s the one laying the […]
December 21, 2012
The Shawd Family

Building a Drake connection

Families welcomed, honored over the weekend Jeff Shawd, JO’81, GR’83, was the first member of his family to attend Drake, but it quickly became a family affair. Both of his siblings followed, and now his son, Andrew, is a junior at the University. Since his graduation, Jeff has remained a passionate and involved Bulldog, maintaining […]
September 25, 2012

Where theory meets practice

Research and practical application go hand-in-hand in the Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory. The Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory opened last summer in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the promise of expanding research opportunities and preparing Health Sciences students for a wide range of careers. In the year since, students and faculty have demonstrated […]
July 3, 2012

Always Ready, Always There

Drake alumni serve their country through the armed forces When Gabe Haugland, LW’08, enrolled as a Drake Law student in 2005, he had a few more challenges ahead of him than most students. Up by 5 a.m. daily, Haugland had the double task of finishing law school and finishing his studies in the U.S. Army’s […]
July 2, 2012

Sounds of innovation

Alumna connects music, other areas of education Patricia Trump’s mother used to say that teachers “walk on water.” Through 37 years as an elementary music teacher, Trump has carried her mother’s reverence for education with her every step of the way. But she also knows that teachers must always hone their craft if they hope […]
June 22, 2012
Fields of Opportunity

Fields of Opportunity

For this recent Drake graduate, Iowa’s state slogan, Fields of Opportunity, proved more accurate than she ever anticipated. This spring, I filed my taxes in Iowa for the second year in a row. My car bears Iowa license plates. I’m registered to vote in Iowa, too. I suppose that makes me an Iowan—something I never […]
June 12, 2012
Building Bridges Abroad

Building Bridges Abroad

Drake Fulbright recipients make lifelong connections Cultural awareness creates better teachers. That’s a lesson Kate Albrecht learned while studying abroad with Drake’s Chinese Cultural Exchange Program. Albrecht, AS’05, GR’11, says travel brings new perspectives that allow her to create stronger bonds with her students at Des Moines Area Community College, where she teaches English as […]
May 23, 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

For these grads, success starts now Finals are finished, dorm rooms are empty and the Class of 2012 has marked the end of their Drake careers. As these grads say farewell, they know they're ready for the next step. Meet just a few of the members of the Class of 2012 who depart with job […]
May 14, 2012

Photo Finish: The 103rd Annual Drake Relays in students' photos

April 28, 2012

America's Athletic Classic

Drake Relays 2012 Calendar of Events NOTE: Events are designated as Student (STU), Community (COMM), Alumni (ALUM) and Athletic (ATH). Some events require pre-registration or RSVP. Events are subject to change. Check the full schedule of events for the most current information. See competition schedule for specific athletic event times.   Thursday, April 26 Drake […]
April 26, 2012
Porterhouse Gives Back

Porterhouse Gives Back

Owners Kevin, LW’11, and Erin Bell use mascot’s fame to create better lives for neglected and abused bulldogs At Drake basketball games, there’s a sight that's come to be just as anticipated as the trademark blue filling the stands: Porterhouse, the University’s live mascot, gleefully leading the Bulldogs onto the court. With an intense focus […]
April 18, 2012

Passion for Plasma

Alumni connections help a student prepare for a future in physics Instead of spending the summer shoveling rotten soybeans at the grain elevator near his family’s Haven Township, Minn. farm, a Drake alumni connection afforded Mike Meyers, a senior physics and mathematics double major, the opportunity to ponder plasma at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). […]
December 20, 2011

Drake Management Review: A wealth of free information

A new publication edited by faculty in the College of Business and Public Administration offers commentary, analysis and research on a wide variety of business and leadership topics. Drake Management Review, a free Web-only journal, launched its first issue in October. The journal, which also includes book reviews, will be published twice each year. Article […]
December 19, 2011