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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

5 Things to Do While You’re Back for Relays

Are you ready for it? The Drake Relays are upon us and, while one of the oldest and largest track and field meets in the nation is a sight to see, the week-long event involves so much more than just activity on the Blue Oval. Here are five ways to make the most of your Relays experience.
April 2, 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

Observant Alumnus Saves a Piece of Drake History

An irreplaceable relic from Drake’s early days– the first-ever award received by Drake University was spotted in a heap of metal at an estate sale.
January 29, 2018

Bulldogs Find Meaningful Way to Celebrate 50th Anniversaries

High school sweethearts, Gene and Jacque Fuller have decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and 50-year class reunion by leaving their legacy at Drake. Their $50,000 donation will provide scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Business and Public Administration.
January 29, 2018

Drake Choir Tours England 

Drake’s Chamber Choir made stirring music inside intimate chapels and soaring cathedrals during a two-week tour of England this month. 
January 29, 2018

Bulldogs Are Everywhere!

What have alumni been up to? University Advancement has been busy planning various events this fall. Some of which took place in front of old main and others which took place over 1,000 miles away from campus. 
December 5, 2017

8 Things to Look Forward to in 2018

A new year at Drake University also brings exciting changes to the campus and community.  Let’s explore the top 8 things to look forward to in 2018 at Drake University!
December 5, 2017

Only a Griffopotamus Will Do

Did you know that the original songwriter for “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” attended Drake? An Iowa native, John Rox graduated from Winterset High School before jumping into student life at Drake in the early 1920s.
December 5, 2017

Outstanding art alumna receives rent-free studio space through new Drake initiative

Drake alumna Betsy Hart is the first recipient of a University fellowship that offers recent art graduates one year of rent-free studio space at Des Moines' Mainframe Studios .
November 20, 2017

Honoring Our Veterans

In 1945, the cargo ship SS Victory Drake was christened in honor of Bulldogs serving in the armed forces. How will you observe Veterans Day this year?
October 24, 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

Bulldog Buildings and Memories they Contain

A new Drake University art exhibit will explore the architects behind some of Drake’s great buildings. Perhaps more importantly, it will explore how the University has claimed these buildings as its own.
October 24, 2017

Mysteries of Drake

Rumors have surrounded the campus burial of President Morehouse, the house that the Fine Arts Center was built around, and the tunnels underneath campus for generations of Bulldogs.  
October 3, 2017