Nearly 200 Drake University pharmacy alumni came home to their alma mater during the 107th Drake Relays this spring for the second All-Pharmacy Reunion.
“It was exciting to be able to welcome our alumni back to campus to reconnect and reminisce.”, said Renae Chesnut, dean of the College. “While there have been many changes in our curriculum and on our campus, the connections and bonding that occurs among Drake graduates is lasting.”
Alumni had many opportunities to reconnect with campus during a tour of campus, a lunch in the newly-constructed Cline Atrium, and professional fraternity socials. Activities culminated with a celebration for the establishment of the Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Fund.
Gloria Bernstein, PH’78, was on the committee to plan the reunion and enjoyed connecting with old classmates.
“Drake was a huge part of my life and I had a lot of everlasting connections from Drake the past 40 years,” Bernstein said. “It was important to be there to be a part of history.”
Bernstein said that while it was nice to reflect on the past, she saw her classmates also looking to the future.
“We give back to the current students,” Bernstein said. “It’s important to have a legacy and give back professionally and mentor future pharmacists.” The gifts to the Richard Morrow Transformational Leadership Fund do just that by honoring a student and a faculty member each year who have followed Rick’s legacy of going above and beyond to create positive change.
Congratulations to the following classes for having the most attendees at the Reunion:
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See the full album of photos from the reunion at the Flickr gallery below.