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Drake University announces winners of the 2022 Alumni Awards

Drake University announces winners of the 2022 Alumni Awards

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Alumni Awards. Recipients of this year’s awards include innovative CEOs, a renowned author, leading pharmaceutical executives, champions of equity and justice, and a leading real estate advisor. “One of a university’s greatest measures is its alumni,” said Andy...

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Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Drake University Able to Continue and Grow Successful Small Business Development Programs Thanks to $1 million Wells Fargo Grant

Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Drake University Able to Continue and Grow Successful Small Business Development Programs Thanks to $1 million Wells Fargo Grant

Announcement was made as organizations came together to celebrate National Small Business Week, Elevate Local Diverse Entrepreneurs The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families and Drake University’s Small Business Clinic today received a total of $1 million in funding from Wells Fargo. The grants will be split among the two organizations, with each receiving...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver Bucksbaum Lecture April 6

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver Bucksbaum Lecture April 6

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series will take place April 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center on Drake University’s campus. Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will deliver the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. “We are thrilled for the return of Drake University’s most celebrated lecture series,” said...

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The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University fund six scholarships to John Dee Bright College to show appreciation to health care workers

The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University fund six scholarships to John Dee Bright College to show appreciation to health care workers

Employees and dependents at Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines are eligible The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University announced today two employees or their dependents from each of three of central Iowa’s health systems will receive scholarships to attend John Dee Bright College at Drake University. The Wellmark Foundation...

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Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents It Shoulda Been You written by Barbara Anslemi and Brian Hargrove. Showtimes are March 31–April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall at the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Drake University’s campus. Face coverings are not required but encouraged. Tickets are available...

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Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Drake University in summer 2022

Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Drake University in summer 2022

Drake University is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, Drake will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of...

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Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Beneficiaries include new University Center capital project, Drake Athletics, Refugee Law Clinic Drake University announced today that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $125 million against its $225 million goal.  “Thank you to the generous donors who have already contributed to The Ones, placing their trust in our vision,” said...

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Voices of Drake: Crystal Everett

Voices of Drake: Crystal Everett

Tell us about yourself.I’ve always described and identified myself as a Black woman. As I continue to stand in the power of my Black womanhood, two of my most important roles are as a wife to my husband of five years, Marquis, and mother to our 4-year-old daughter, Mari. Professionally, I have worked in the...