Alumni and Friends

Welcome to the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni page!
The purpose of this page is to keep you updated and informed on upcoming events, news and sponsorship opportunities.
Do you have news or accomplishments you'd like to share? Please let us know.
Contact Aamir Walton at 1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 4050 or email at

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(The electronic newsletter of Drake alumni and friends)



To make a contribution to Drake University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences through the Make-a-Gift (click here). To donate to the Granberg, Karbeling or Larson Awards, please contact Angeline Hartman at 515-271-4050 or via email at


A tradition that started in 1998, each year Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences formally welcomes incoming students to the professional pharmacy program during our White Coat Ceremony. Each student is presented with her or his own white coat and nametag. Together, they recite the pledge of professionalism before their families, friends and the College faculty.

This ceremony serves as a symbolic rite of passage. Through the simple gesture of slipping a white coat over their shoulders, this ceremony is a meaningful celebration of the next chapter in these students’ lives – beginning the professional pharmacy and occupational therapy programs at Drake.

Alumni and friends of the college are asked to sponsor white coats for our incoming students. By sponsoring a student, our alums are sending a strong message to our students that they are part of a larger community of Drake friends, pharmacists and occupational therapists. Our students have been truly touched by the generosity of our alums that have participated in this program.

The cost to sponsor a student’s white coat is $100 ($50 for those who are within 10 years of graduation).  Additional support will provide funds for the Student Travel Fund, which provides financial support for student attendance at professional meetings, scientific conferences or other professional development opportunities. 

Wish to donate to the White Coat Sponsorship program?  Click here!

Previous White Coat Ceremonies


Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi performs at local Health Fair
View our recent flash mob

Smith to receive Excellence in Innovation Award
Chris Smith (Pharmacy, 2000)
Michigan Pharmacists Association

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View composites for a fraternity or a particular year, or search for an individual using the Pharmacy Fraternity Composite form.

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