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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...

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Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking graduate degrees in the College of Business and Public Administration

Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking graduate degrees in the College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University is pleased to offer six scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to Iowa women pursuing graduate degrees within the College of Business and Public Administration. The scholarships are made possible through the Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Business and Public Administration—named in honor of the late Judy Lindquist, a 1970...

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CBPA achieves SHRM Academic Alignment

CBPA achieves SHRM Academic Alignment

As of March 24, 2021, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) aligned the HR track of the B.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) academic standards. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define content areas that should be studied by...

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A Collaboration Among Drake University, Three Other Midwest Institutions, Receives a Total of $10 Million in Grant Funding From Lilly Endowment, Inc.

A Collaboration Among Drake University, Three Other Midwest Institutions, Receives a Total of $10 Million in Grant Funding From Lilly Endowment, Inc.

A collaboration among Drake University, Valparaiso University, the University of Evansville (UE) and North Central College has received a total of $10 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. through the competitive Phase 3 of its initiative, Charting the Future of Indiana’s Colleges and Universities. The grant will support the establishment of a shared,...

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“Law in Action”: Trial of Journalist Andrea Sahouri held at Drake Legal Clinic courtroom

“Law in Action”: Trial of Journalist Andrea Sahouri held at Drake Legal Clinic courtroom

Journalists from around the country covered the trial of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri, who was charged with failure to disperse and interference with official acts in connection with her presence in May at a George Floyd demonstration. The prosecution of a reporter covering a protest raised important issues regarding the First Amendment and...

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Evans Family Foundation Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund for Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Members to Attend Drake University

Evans Family Foundation Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund for Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Members to Attend Drake University

The Evans Family Charitable Foundation, with long ties to Des Moines and Iowa, has established a scholarship fund at Drake University for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa with an initial gift of $100,000. The Evans Family Charitable Foundation’s annual gifts to Drake University will be utilized to award scholarships to Boys and...