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Beyond borders and gridirons

American football crossed a new international border on May 21 when the Drake University Bulldogs and CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico met on a gridiron painted for the first time on African soil. The Bulldogs triumphed in the game, and worked together with their Mexican counterparts on service projects and summiting Kilimanjaro.


Drake’s golden club

Alumni from Drake’s classes of ’41, ’51 and ’61 gather to celebrate at the 50 Year Club reunion Gold looks especially striking against Drake blue, as graduates from the classes of 1941, 1951 and 1961 can attest. In May, these alumni gathered to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about their Drake University experiences at...


Tennis team MVC champs

Drake men’s tennis team recognized for outstanding season after competing in NCAA tourney The Drake men’s tennis team wrapped-up the 2010-2011 season at the NCAA Tennis Tournament, held in May at the University of Illinois’ Khan Tennis Center. The Bulldogs were pitted against the 17th-rated Fighting Illini. “I thought we competed very well today against...


Making the grade

Drake softball pitcher earns all-American honors In May, Drake University women’s softball team pitcher Brynne Dordel received CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All-American honors, earning second team accolades and becoming Drake softball’s first Academic All-American since 2004. Dordel, of Chanhassen, Minn., graduated from the University in May with a degree in accounting. While at Drake, she maintained...


And the Madelyn Levitt awards go to…

Drake University presents the 2011 Madelyn Levitt awards to environmental science, chemistry faculty Drake University faculty members Keith Summerville and Gholam Mirafzal received Drake’s highest honors for teachers and mentors – the annual Madelyn Levitt Awards – at the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. The late Madelyn Levitt, longtime Drake trustee and...


Three bright Bulldogs

Fulbright Grants will allow alumni and faculty opportunities to make global impact Drake’s 2011 Fulbright recipients are set to create a documentary film in Russia, teach English in Brazil and mentor graduate students at Uganda Martyrs University, among other notable pursuits. This year’s two alumni grant recipients and faculty fellow add to the University’s success...