Sapphire Award Winners

2016 Sapphire Awards

Shelley HurstIndividual Sapphire Award—Shelley Hurst, Senior Student Records Systems Coordinator, Office of Student Records; nominated separately by Carla McCrea and Jill Brimeyer. Shelley was recognized for her exceptional customer service and for consistently going above and beyond to take care of needs with promptness, kindness, professionalism, and a high level of accountability. Shelley received a blue phone.

Office of Alumni RelationsTeam Sapphire Award—the Office of Alumni Relations, nominated by Alyssa Young. The team was nominated for their continued excellence in support of 2015 Drake Relays activities for alumni. The year had been a particularly challenging one due to a lean staff and several new team members, but everyone pitched in to produce great alumni events that promote positive alumni connection to the University. The team received a traveling bulldog statue trophy and a plaque.

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October 18, 2017
The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced Nathan Newman as director of the new athletic training master’s program at Drake University.