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Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards Announced

Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards Announced

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences‘ annual Alumni Achievement Awards were presented at Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day) on February 24, 2022. This year’s outstanding alumni included Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Becca Mahnesmith and Alumni Achievement Award Recipients Angie Nelson and Jill Noehren.  “Our 2022 Alumni Achievement Awardees are...

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Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

After a rigorous review, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) has received an extension of its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The prestigious accreditation recognizes Drake’s continued commitment to high academic quality, measurable student success, relevant business programs, and positive impact on society. The CBPA...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver Bucksbaum Lecture April 6

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver Bucksbaum Lecture April 6

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series will take place April 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center on Drake University’s campus. Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will deliver the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. “We are thrilled for the return of Drake University’s most celebrated lecture series,” said...

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The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University fund six scholarships to John Dee Bright College to show appreciation to health care workers

The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University fund six scholarships to John Dee Bright College to show appreciation to health care workers

Employees and dependents at Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines are eligible The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University announced today two employees or their dependents from each of three of central Iowa’s health systems will receive scholarships to attend John Dee Bright College at Drake University. The Wellmark Foundation...

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Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents It Shoulda Been You written by Barbara Anslemi and Brian Hargrove. Showtimes are March 31–April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall at the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Drake University’s campus. Face coverings are not required but encouraged. Tickets are available...

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Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Drake University in summer 2022

Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Drake University in summer 2022

Drake University is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, Drake will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of...

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Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake University Law School announces that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $11.8 million against the $20 million Law School goal. Gifts will enhance the Law School’s efforts to produce the next generation of outstanding Drake lawyers. The Law School is celebrating several leadership gifts that will create new student...

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Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Beneficiaries include new University Center capital project, Drake Athletics, Refugee Law Clinic Drake University announced today that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $125 million against its $225 million goal.  “Thank you to the generous donors who have already contributed to The Ones, placing their trust in our vision,” said...

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Voices of Drake: Crystal Everett

Voices of Drake: Crystal Everett

Tell us about yourself.I’ve always described and identified myself as a Black woman. As I continue to stand in the power of my Black womanhood, two of my most important roles are as a wife to my husband of five years, Marquis, and mother to our 4-year-old daughter, Mari. Professionally, I have worked in the...

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Voices of Drake: Leslie Jackson

Voices of Drake: Leslie Jackson

Tell us about yourself.My name is Leslie Jackson and I have been an occupational therapist for 40 years. I have worked predominately with children and their families in school settings, hospitals, home health, and as a private contractor. Occupational therapy (OT) has been very good to me and allowed me to do things I never...