Six Drake students are finalists in the regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
- Photo Illustration: Drake Magazine, Jason Oelmann
- Photo Illustration: Think magazine, Nicole Salow (graduated May 2010)
- Non-Fiction Magazine Article: Think magazine, Rachel Vogel (graduated May 2010)
- Non-Fiction Magazine Article: Urban Plains magazine, Laura Johnson
- Feature Photography: The Times-Delphic, Sarah Andrews
- Feature Photography: Urban Plains magazine, Ari Curtis
The actual places awarded will be announced at an awards ceremony April 9 in Overland Park, Kan. First-place regional finishers advance to the national Mark of Excellence competition. National winners will be announced in late September.