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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Caldbeck Challenge

Inspiring love for Drake University is nothing new for Diane Caldbeck, ED’72, associate vice president for alumni and development. This year, Diane’s commitment to Drake takes a new form as “The Caldbeck Challenge” will be used for the first time to inspire participation during All In, the University’s 24-hour giving campaign on April 4-5.