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Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University Master of Athletic Training Program Gains Accreditation

Drake University is pleased to announce that its Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program has earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The council accredited the program for five years, the maximum amount allowed for initial accreditation. The program demonstrated compliance with all accreditation standards and was recognized in the areas of experiential learning, faculty, medical directors, unique interprofessional learning opportunities, and support...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the Fall 2021 Bucksbaum Lecture

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series is returning to Drake University in-person this fall with presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Details regarding health and safety protocols...

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Drake Law Associate Dean John Edwards inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame

Drake Law Associate Dean John Edwards inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame

John Edwards is one of three recipients of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 2021 Hall of Fame Award. Edwards is associate dean for information resources and technology, director of the law library, professor of law and director of legal research at Drake Law School. The Hall of Fame Award was established in 2009...

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Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored during six in-person, socially distanced ceremonies Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety measures, May 14–15. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Knapp Center due to forecasted...

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Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

Drake’s ASHP Residency Match Rate #1 in Midwest, #3 in Nation

The Drake University PharmD Class of 2021 graduates continue a tradition of success in the ASHP Residency Match. Out of 53 participants in 2021, 43 PharmD graduates matched with a residency. Drake’s overall 81.13 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 64.95 percent, placing the University 1st among all Midwest private programs and 3rd among all pharmacy programs in the Midwest. Nationally, we are placed 3rd among private programs and 12th among all 142...

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Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for Drake University’s John Dee Bright College

Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for Drake University’s John Dee Bright College

John Dee Bright College at Drake University, a two-year college which will begin classes in fall 2021, today announced the appointment of Drake alumni Dwana Bradley, editor-in-chief of The Urban Experience, and former State Representative Wayne Ford as Bright College senior ambassadors. In this role, Bradley and Ford will work with local businesses and organizations,...

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Five Drake recipients recognized for civic leadership awards

Five Drake recipients recognized for civic leadership awards

Four Drake programs and people were named winners of the 2021 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Awards. The awards honor outstanding achievements in the categories of student leadership, civic engagement, faculty and staff contributions, alumni leadership, community collaboration, and community-campus partners. Winners were selected by 27 of the organization’s member campuses. This year’s Drake honorees include: Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Sydnei Washington, ED’22Sydnei is...

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Rescue Dog Myrtle Mae Wins Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons Financial

Rescue Dog Myrtle Mae Wins Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons Financial

Rescue dog Myrtle Mae was crowned the overall winner at the 2021 Most Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons Financial at Drake University Sunday, April 18. 2003 Drake Law graduate Whitney Bogdanski of Des Moines started fostering Myrtle Mae from Lucky Bulldogs Rescue in 2020. The family fell in love with her immediately and knew she needed...