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Drake CBPA honors faculty, students, and alumni during 2019 awards ceremony

Drake CBPA honors faculty, students, and alumni during 2019 awards ceremony

Hundreds of people packed into Sheslow Auditorium to celebrate the achievements of Drake students, faculty, staff, and members of the community during the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) annual awards ceremony on April 17. The CBPA presented more than two dozen awards, including honors for the CBPA’s top junior and senior students of...

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Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

Drake University actuarial students are first US student team to win international case competition

A team of five students in Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration took first place in the Society of Actuaries Student Research Case Study Challenge, an international competition that involved 63 teams of actuarial students from colleges and universities worldwide. It is the first time a team from the United States has won...

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Conflict Engagement in a Divided World

Conflict Engagement in a Divided World

In today’s world of political stalemates and battles in Facebook comment sections, successfully navigating conflict engagement can be refreshing. Drake University’s Master of Public Administration program now offers a class dedicated to doing just that. Co-taught by Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Dr. C. Kenneth Meyer, Ph.D., and Richard K. Tucker, Ed.S.,...

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Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

Drake Actuarial Science students place second in 2019 Humana Actuarial Case Competition

A team of four actuarial science students from Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration placed second in the Humana Actuarial Case Competition March 27–29 in Louisville, Ky. In its first year, the competition aims to bring together top actuarial students from around the country to tackle a real-world problem facing the insurance industry....

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Grooming the Next Generation of Leaders

Grooming the Next Generation of Leaders

On March 13, a group of nine College of Business and Public Administration graduate students boarded a plane to Berlin, Germany for a three-week European tour to study international conflict management. The students were joined on the tour by alumni, community members, and the faculty leading the course, Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public...

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Women’s Leadership Breakfast recognizes current and future female leaders

Women’s Leadership Breakfast recognizes current and future female leaders

On Mar. 8 in Levitt Hall, Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its invitation-only breakfast to celebrate women in leadership and provide current female students professional networking opportunities. Mary Andringa, Chair of the Board for Vermeer Corporation, delivered the keynote address titled “Leadership Lessons.” Andringa served as president and chief operating officer of...

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Actuarial Science students win 2019 Travelers Actuarial Case Competition

Actuarial Science students win 2019 Travelers Actuarial Case Competition

Pictured from left to right: Andrew Folkerts, John Ricard, Devin Smith, Abby Groendal, Mercedes Hendricks, and Jacob Sabella. Six actuarial science students from Drake University recently won the 2019 Travelers Actuarial Case Competition. This marks Drake’s fourth win in this competition since first participating in 2011. Hosted at the Travelers Insurance offices in St. Paul, Minn.,...

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Students work with UnitedHealth Group for 2018 Murphy Cup competition

Marketing students from Drake University and Creighton University traveled to Minnetonka, Minn., Nov. 15–17 for the sixth annual Murphy Cup, a marketing student case competition. Students worked in teams to develop strategies for positioning the corporate brand for UnitedHealth Group, the largest healthcare company in the world and the fifth-ranked company on the 2018 Fortune 500. “The opportunity...