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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...

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Campus Compact and Principal select Drake University student for Community Scholarship Program

Campus Compact and Principal select Drake University student for Community Scholarship Program

Drake University student Natalie Davis is among 11 college students from Iowa and Minnesota have been selected for the 2019 class of the Principal Community Scholars Program. The program is designed to encourage student leadership to meet community needs. Selected students will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Principal upon completion of a service project. This...

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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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Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University signs articulation agreement with Iowa community colleges

Drake University has signed an agreement, effective immediately, that will ease the transfer process for students moving from Iowa’s community colleges to Drake. Under the articulation agreement, Iowa community college students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 can transfer to Drake University with all...