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Drake University Awards Honorary Degree to Mediacom CEO Rocco B. Commisso

Drake University today announced it has awarded Rocco B. Commisso, the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Mediacom Communications Corporation, an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. “While other broadband providers exited Iowa, Mediacom—under Mr. Commisso’s leadership—invested in infrastructure critical to the economic vitality of our state,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “Mediacom...

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Drake Welcomes 25 Young African Leaders for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Twenty-five young African business leaders from 19 sub-Saharan countries are in Des Moines this summer through a Drake University partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The individuals, all between the ages of 25 and 35, are participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI is a...

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The Ray Center at Drake University to acquire license for Josephson Exemplary Policing

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University and The Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics announced today that Drake University has acquired the exclusive global rights to the Josephson Exemplary Policing Initiative. This is the third Josephson Institute program in which The Ray Center at Drake has received exclusive rights. The...

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Drake University announces winners of the 2022 Alumni Awards

Drake University announces winners of the 2022 Alumni Awards

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Alumni Awards. Recipients of this year’s awards include innovative CEOs, a renowned author, leading pharmaceutical executives, champions of equity and justice, and a leading real estate advisor. “One of a university’s greatest measures is its alumni,” said Andy...

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Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake University Law School is celebrating an anticipated $3.25 million gift to establish the J. Locke (LW’48) and Harriet S. Macomber Drake Law School Fund that will support the Drake Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic (“ETC”). The ETC provides legal assistance to business startups, entrepreneurs, and community nonprofit organizations to help them establish successful for profit...

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Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Drake University Able to Continue and Grow Successful Small Business Development Programs Thanks to $1 million Wells Fargo Grant

Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Drake University Able to Continue and Grow Successful Small Business Development Programs Thanks to $1 million Wells Fargo Grant

Announcement was made as organizations came together to celebrate National Small Business Week, Elevate Local Diverse Entrepreneurs The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families and Drake University’s Small Business Clinic today received a total of $1 million in funding from Wells Fargo. The grants will be split among the two organizations, with each receiving...

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Bam Bam Slams Competition, Wins Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Bam Bam Slams Competition, Wins Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

The five-year-old bulldog takes the crown as the overall winner at the 43rd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest® at Drake University Monday, April 25. More than 1,000 people were on hand at the Knapp Center to witness the crowning of Bam Bam as the 2022 Most Beautiful Bulldog during the 43rd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University. The five-year-old bulldog...

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Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

The updated programs will focus on increased flexibility, faster time to completion, and enhanced virtual learning  The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University announced today that it is merging its on-campus Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs with their respective online counterparts to offer two enhanced virtual programs...