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Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year...


Drake professor speaks at Investor Protection Trust Forum in Des Moines

Joan McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric and communication studies, will speak on the appeal of visual rhetoric in investment advertisements at the 2013 Investor Protection Trust (IPT) Forum this week. The forum is being held Sept. 12-15 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines. The forum, “Celebrating Collaboration in Investor Education and Protection,” will...


Sentwali Bakari receives Fulbright International Education Administrators Award

The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission recently awarded Sentwali Bakari, dean of students at Drake University, a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Award. As a result, Bakari will participate in a three-week program in the United Kingdom August 3-23, 2013 where he will travel to various colleges and universities to meet with top U.S. and U.K. administrators....


Raylene Rospond receives IPA Distinguished Pharmacist Award

Raylene Rospond, deputy provost at Drake University, received the Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist Award at the 2013 Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Annual Meeting in Coralville, Iowa. The award recognizes pharmacists for outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy and the IPA. The Distinguished Pharmacist Award is the highest recognition provided to a pharmacist by...


Edrington and Lytle earn highest faculty honor at Drake University

Two Drake University professors were honored at commencement on May 18 as the 2013 recipients of the prestigious Madelyn Levitt Teacher and Mentor of the Year awards, the highest honor a Drake faculty member can receive. Mary Edrington, associate professor of practice in marketing and internship coordinator, received the 2013 Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the...


Pharmacy practice faculty member receives award to partner with Hy-Vee, Inc. on research project

Nora Stelter, Pharm.D. and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, is one of four pharmacy educators in the country to receive the Health and Wellness/Pharmacy Practice Ideation (HWPPI) Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Food Marketing Institute (AACP/FMI) Foundation. Stelter received an award of $5,000 to collaborate with...