Banner img

Renald Daemicke

Banner img

Secondary Education Major
Downers Grove, Ill.

You might assume that a first-year college student won’t have any opportunities to take on leadership roles. Well—at least at Drake—you’d be wrong, and I’m the proof. I sit on both my residence hall executive council and the member development committee of my fraternity. I also took part in a leadership seminar (Emerging Leaders Model), and am teaching students in the community.

These leadership experiences will help me in my future career in secondary education. I decided to pursue my education major so that I could inspire and mentor others, as my professors and adviser have already done for me. I had the opportunity to do that in my first semester: As part of one of my courses, I volunteered in a special education classroom at a local school. I had never worked with students in that area, and it was such a rewarding experience.

I’ve also been able to lead in my fraternity. To be honest, I never thought I would join a fraternity, but Greek life here is so much more than the stereotype. You definitely have that brotherly bond, which I’ve never experienced before. Those close connections led me to join the member development committee—we focus on hosting events and helping our brothers reach their full potential.

On Painted Street

Follow @OnPaintedStreet to see Drake University through a different student each week.

Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

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