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Drake University alumni dedicated to Drake, community

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors selected seven accomplished alumni whose career success and strong ties to the Drake community deserve special recognition. The seven recipients represent alumni from six graduating classes and four colleges on campus. The National Alumni Association has awarded the honors for more than 75 years. Community leaders,...


Alumni: Pin your pride

We’re inviting alumni to “Pin Your Pride” using our new group board on the social network Pinterest. With this board, you can share items and images that spark your Drake pride, whether it’s an old Relays photo or a new blue jacket. Pinterest is a photo sharing website that presents itself as a virtual pin...


An alumna in the Advertising Age

Drake University magazines major Abbey Klaassen, JO’02, is a headline-worthy example of where a Drake education can take you in a decade. In just 10 years, Klaassen has gone from editor of Drake Magazine (fall 2000 issue) to editor at Advertising Age, a global resource for information about advertising, marketing and the media. She oversees...


Old school photo: Drake theatre in the 70s

The Harmon Fine Arts Center—FAC to those who know and love it—turns 40 in 2012, and in 1972 Drake University kicked off a yearlong “Festival of the Arts.” Throughout the year, people filled the $6.1 million building, featuring the 593-seat Hall of the Performing Arts, rehearsal space and a $113,000 pipe organ. Productions included “The...


Cultural connections

On Feb. 13, two delegations from opposite sides of the world met in Old Main’s Levitt Hall. Drake University administrators welcomed a delegation of officials from Hebei Province in China, led by Gov. Zhang Qingwei. Drake first welcomed a delegation from Hebei Province — Iowa’s Sister State — in 1987. The relationship between Drake University...


Drake alumna is role model for responsible global citizenship

From South Africa to Peru, Cammeo Medici, AS’08, has traveled the globe thanks to her education at Drake University. Her next adventure will take her to Colombia, where she will finish her master’s in public health (MPH) through a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Waukee Rotary Club. Medici says her connections and learning experiences...


Drake puts Des Moines on the social media map

Through a grassroots effort, students from Drake’s Social Media Strategies class earned Des Moines its own badge on Foursquare, a popular location-based social media app — and it all started with a tweet. The project began when senior Hilary Henak discovered Foursquare’s challenge for users to create the best list of “gotta-see” sites in their...

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