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A Lifelong Mentorship: ‘Journalism v. the Flying Saucer’

What do UFOs have to do with the lifelong mentorship of a Drake professor? According to Herb Strentz, “mentorship” does not quite encapsulate his take on Drake University faculty and student relationships, and it certainly doesn’t apply to his lifelong bond with former student, Phil Hutchison, JO’79. “There’s a lot of learning and teaching that...

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Fifty Years of Dolph

Fifty Years of Dolph

A high school boy searching for that right college fit landed at Drake University and it became a lifelong commitment. Dolph Pulliam’s resume, from his college days on, displays a wide range of demonstrated excellence, commitment, and passion for the institution and city that he fell in love with as a young college student in the 1960s.  And 2019 marks two important golden...

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Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

When Drake University alumnus Ryan Topete was commissioned by community resource and art center Third Space DSM to create a mural on the east side of Des Moines, he set out to evoke the culture of the neighborhood in a way that the whole community could enjoy. “The Capitol Park neighborhood is roughly 40% Hispanic,” says...

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Drake University’s School of Accounting ranks 14th in nation for CPA pass rate

Drake University’s School of Accounting ranks 14th in nation for CPA pass rate

Weeks after being named one of the Midwest’s best universities according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings, Drake University is pleased to announce recognition on another distinctive list. According to results reported by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Drake, a fully accredited AACSB business school, ranked 14th out...

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Seven-Decade Habit Keeps Drake Friendship Thriving

Thanks to social media giants like Facebook or Snapchat, staying connected to friends and fellow alumni is as simple as clicking the friend button. Most Bulldogs today keep up-to-date on each other by quickly and easily scrolling through posts of baby updates or vacation photos. Mort Hoffman, LA’50, instead sticks with what’s worked for nearly 70 years.