Ali Harms

Ali Harms

Assistant Director of Admission


Phone: 515-271-2253

Territory: Des Moines and central Iowa, including zip codes beginning with 500-503; Oklahoma, Texas

Educational Background: B.A., Central College; M.S., Drake University

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Three interesting things about Ali:

  1. I love to cook but hate to bake.
  2. I tried out for American Idol when I was 19.
  3. I can’t whistle or wink.

Why do you love Drake? The sense of community. It’s such a special place and it just feels like everyone here really gets how lucky they are to be a part of it.

What is your favorite thing about Des Moines? It has everything you'd expect a capital city to have, but on a scale that doesn't feel intimidating or overwhelming. I also love the Broadway shows that come here.

Advice for prospective students: Start researching schools early. Visit different types in the beginning, even if you think you know what type you’re looking for, it’s still good to see a variety so you can feel confident when you do make your choice.  Also, take ownership and responsibility for the application process. Your parents won’t be able to do everything for you in college, so it’s good practice to start doing important things on your own before you go!




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Mid-October - Application & scholarship review begins for Fall 2017 students

October 20 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 21 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 28 - Project Teach: Visit and View Teacher Ed@Drake

October 29 - Politics Visit Day

November 4 - Business BlueChip Expo Visit Day

November 5 - STEM@Drake Visit Day

November 14 - Campus Preview Day

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline

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