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Drake hires neighborhood and community relations manager

Drake University took a powerful step this summer in renewing its commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood when University officials hired Drake alumnus Nick Valdez to the position of Neighborhood and Community Relations Manager.
July 22, 2016

Ambassador Darci Vetter to speak at Drake University

Members of the public are invited to a free talk by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on July 27.
July 20, 2016

Drake University issues RFP for development along University Avenue

Marking a renewed commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood, Drake University announced today that it is seeking proposals from a pre-determined group of eleven Iowa firms to develop a plot of University-owned land along University Avenue in Des Moines.
July 18, 2016

Maki named Health-System Pharmacist of the Year

The Iowa Pharmacy Association recently honored Drake University Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Erik Maki with the association’s 2016 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award.
July 8, 2016

Sociology professor's new book examines conflict, compromise in organic food industry

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Sociology Michael Haedicke explores how farmers, small business owners, regulators, and other stakeholders navigate conflict in the organic food industry.
July 7, 2016

David Remund hired as director of alumni relations

David Remund, a Drake University alumnus and former assistant professor in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been hired as the University’s director of alumni relations.
July 5, 2016

Anne Kremer hired as Drake University Dean of Admission

Drake University has hired Anne E. Kremer, an Iowa native with more than 10 years of enrollment management experience, as dean of admission effective Aug. 8.
July 5, 2016

Alumnus Tom Ahart to perform guest role in "A Raisin in the Sun" at Drake

Pyramid Theatre Company has cast Drake alumnus Tom Ahart, superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, for a guest role in its upcoming production of "A Raisin in the Sun."
July 1, 2016

David Golder named chair of Drake University Board of Trustees

David Golder, FA’79, managing partner of Golder Investment Management and vice president and treasurer of the Golder Family Foundation, has been named chair of the Drake University Board of Trustees. Golder, who has served on the board since 2005, starts his term as chair on July 1. “David brings the perfect blend of temperament, knowledge, […]
June 28, 2016

Jones hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
June 23, 2016

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

In memory of “Doc” Coleman, alumni embrace endless possibilities

Drake University will dedicate William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in honor of one of the university's most longstanding and beloved theatre professors. Coleman, who passed away last year, taught at Drake for 36 years.
June 6, 2016

Volunteers ‘desperately’ needed as Adult Literacy Center celebrates its 40th year

Drake University's Adult Literacy Center is in need of volunteers to tutor adults and help them learn to read, write and comprehend.
June 3, 2016

Drake CBPA honors graduate students of the year

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduation and Awards Celebration at West End Architectural Salvage for graduate students on Thursday, May 5.
May 26, 2016

Drake to host Graduate & Professional Programs Expo

Drake University will host a Graduate & Professional Programs Expo for students and working professionals who are considering a graduate-level education.
May 26, 2016