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eBlue May 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