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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

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

Let’s DU Breakfast Recap

In September, more than 60 alumni and friends gathered at the Edina Country Club for Let’s DU Breakfast. Guests were invited to arrive early for networking with President Martin, Interim Director of Athletics–Megan Franklin, and Head Basketball Coaches Jennie Baranczyk and Niko Medved. Area alumni enjoyed breakfast and listened to Twin Cities influencer Mark Coyle, University of Minnesota’s Director of Athletics.
October 3, 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

NYC Trip for Drake Magazine Students

  The annual networking trip to New York City for magazine majors begins Wednesday, April 9. The group of seven students and their fearless leader, Professor Jeff Inman, will have some time to explore New York before heading back home on Sunday, but the highlight of the trip is a busy schedule of publication-hopping on […]
April 7, 2014