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Old school photo: Wanda Everage


Whether it’s the length of basketball shorts or the landscape of campus, part of the fun of our monthly old-school photos is to show you how much things at Drake have changed. This month, we feature a Drake mainstay — and not much has changed but her hairstyle.

Wanda Everage, vice provost for student affairs and academic excellence, will retire in May after 24 years serving Drake University. That’s on top of her time as a student; Wanda graduated from Drake in 1972. Although she gave her last “Wake Up With Wanda” speech during Welcome Weekend in the fall, she is finishing the year strong: She will speak to alumnae in Minneapolis and will be featured at several events on campus.

Join us in the Cowles Library Reading Room on Saturday, April 28 from 9:30¬–11 a.m. (over Relays weekend) as we wish her well on her next chapter. Please bring a memento (letter, picture, collage, music CD) to add to a special memory box at the reception. Not able to attend? You can send something ahead of time to Kinne Center, Attn: Liz Tesar, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311.

Share your own memories of Drake days gone by in the comments section. Browse electronic editions of The Quax and other historical resources in The Drake Heritage Collections on the Cowles Library website.