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Morrison Collection to Open This Summer

A special collection of Drake Athletics history is moving into the University Archives in Cowles Library. The Paul F. Morrison Collection showcases decades of Bulldog achievement and spirit. Paul “Mr. Drake” Morrison says we make history every day but do a poor job recording it. That conviction, combined with his lifelong love affair with Drake, […]
July 6, 2017

Another Shade of Blue

Drake’s customized course on implicit bias has educated hundreds of men and women in the Des Moines Police Department, and has now been incorporated into the regional academy curriculum. It is a common occurrence. There are two cashiers working in a grocery store, one an older woman, the other a high school kid. The younger […]
July 6, 2017

On Their Best Behavior

These Drake alumni find fulfillment in the field of behavior analysis, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of children with autism. Danielle Mroz, AS’15, stretches the mouth of a balloon over a water faucet, fills the colorful globe to near-bursting, and ties it shut. She hands it to a child and repeats the process, […]
July 6, 2017

Provide Input for Drake's Accreditation

Drake University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the institutional accrediting agency for the University. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academics programs. Alumni input is considered in the evaluation process and […]
May 24, 2017

Golden Reunion Offers a Glance into Drake’s Past

During the Drake Relays, the University welcomed more than 40 alumni back to campus for the Golden Reunion, a celebration of 50 (or 60!) years as Drake alumni. For some, this was their first trip back to campus since graduating; for all celebrants, it was a way to reconnect with the University and with friends […]
May 22, 2017

Ten years in Uganda

Drake’s decade-long partnership with Makerere University Business School has generated a health clinic, school computer lab, and other benefits for Ugandan communities. In 2007, Drake alumna Mary Schwab was among the first group of Drake students to board a plane to the East African country of Uganda. In the ensuing decade, her memory of that […]
May 22, 2017

The Gift of Time

For Kyair Butts, JO’11, AS’11, being a great teacher to inner-city youth means dedicating every possible moment to the kids, and reveling in successes big and small. It’s a sunny day at Calverton Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland. The temperature at recess is 75 degrees with a light breeze, and Kyair Butts, JO’11, […]
May 22, 2017

The Sum of Our Parts

New data highlights how Drake adds to the vitality of Central Iowa and its capital city. The University’s alumni are an essential part of the equation. Drake is a “brain gain” institution, according to a new economic impact study. Nearly 70 percent of Drake students come from outside Iowa—with only 19 percent coming from the Des […]
May 22, 2017

New Dog in the Alumni House

Andy Verlengia, JO’02, is the new director of Alumni Relations! Learn more about him, his team, and the big plans they have for Bulldogs.   Q: You received your undergraduate degree in journalism from Drake. What is your favorite memory from your time as a student? A: Drake University has always been a place where […]
May 22, 2017

Record Giving for All In Campaign

70,000 alumni. 24 hours. 1 university. Drake University's day of giving. April 4-5, 2017, noon to noon.
April 18, 2017

Honoring Paul Morrison’s Legacy of Loyalty

The Drake Women’s Basketball team recently wrapped up a historic season that included a 22-game winning streak and the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007. Throughout the season, the players were bolstered by a chorus of support from the Bulldog community. Perhaps no voice was louder than that […]
April 18, 2017

A 40-Year Friendship

This year’s Alumni Loyalty Award recipients, a trio of Knapp Center regulars, maintain strong ties with Drake and each other. The vitality of a university is best viewed by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Drake University and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year […]
April 18, 2017

5 Things to Do While You’re Back for Drake Relays

Make the most of your Relays visit with these tips on opportunities you should not miss. There’s so much happening during Relays week that it can be tough to prioritize. We’re here to help: Drop by the Alumni House Built in 1901, the Drake Alumni House first served as the home of Mary Carpenter and […]
April 18, 2017

Desert Bulldog inducted in Ring of Honor

As Drake alumnus and “The Voice of the Suns” Al McCoy, FA’54, accepts a place in the Phoenix Suns’ Ring of Honor, he reflects on the Drake experiences that helped launch him into the professional broadcasting world.
March 24, 2017

Women’s Basketball caps historic season

The Bulldogs dominated the Missouri Valley Conference, excelled academically, and made their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2007.
March 24, 2017