True Blue Award Winners

2016–2017 Recipients

Joyce SharpJoyce Sharp
Administrative Assistant, Budget and Finance, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Nominator: Melissa Rice

“Joyce goes above and beyond to be helpful to faculty, staff, and students. While at Drake for the last 16 years, Joyce has epitomized the values of leadership, teamwork, integrity, and commitment to the Drake community … She is a mentor and friend to her student workers. Joyce is one of the ‘greats.’”


Terri Howard‌Terri Howard
Administrative Assistant, Dean’s Office, Drake Law School
Nominator: Jerry Anderson

“Every alum, every visitor, every faculty or staff member who has ever come in contact with Terri comes away with a good impression because she is not only efficient, intelligent, and capable; she is also unfailingly friendly and kind.”


Kevin SaundersKevin Saunders
Director of Institutional Research and Academic Assessment, Office of Institutional Research
Nominator: Nate Reagen

“Kevin is the backbone to so much of what happens at Drake University. His knowledge, history, and understanding of University operations is critical to our collective success. He has a willingness to dive into many situations, and the institutional data he supports is extremely helpful in many ways.”


Emma DailyEmma Daily
Senior Strategist, Visual Design, Office of University Communications
Nominator: Tim Schmitt

“She effectively leverages and combines her experience as an alum with her professional knowledge to communicate Drake’s message in ways that go far beyond her role as a designer. Perhaps more important is [her] skill at bringing every person on a project together in a collaborative effort. She is the model of an effective communicator.”


Anthony SquireAnthony Squire
Technology Support Specialist, Information Technology Services
Nominator: Kelly Read

“I had a major issue with my password, which locked me out every half hour. Anthony checked my account on his own for two weeks until we could rectify the situation! He remained calm and figured out how to accommodate me so that I could effectively work and didn’t make me feel like I was bothering him. Anthony is a true team player and did what it took to keep me up and running.”

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December 8, 2017
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