Alumni news

Al McCoy, a 1954 Drake alum, was recently celebrated by the Phoenix Suns for 50 years as the basketball team’s play-by-play broadcaster. McCoy is a loyal supporter of SJMC, most notably donating to remodel the Meredith Hall basement audio facilities into podcasting booths.

Professor emeritus Herb Strentz wrote a column on the 75th anniversary of “flying saucers”: Strentz wrote his Ph.D. thesis on news coverage of UFOs and was a research associate on a U.S. Department of Defense project researching the phenomenon in the 1960s.

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