The January fundraiser helped pay for the team's May trip to the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl, which is slated to be the first American-style collegiate football game on African soil.
The Drake University National Alumni Association Board has selected seven accomplished alumni as recipients of the annual National Alumni Awards. The winning group features graduates who've gone on to excel as an Emmy award-winning actor, a Secret Service agent and more.
The breakfast, sponsored by American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, brought together 53 female business students, 11 faculty and staff in Drake's College of Business and Public Administration, Drake's First Lady Madeline Maxwell and 22 businesswomen and community leaders. Kristi Knous, GR'10, gave the keynote.