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At Home in the World

At Home in the World

Careers built near Drake reach lives beyond borders. Anyone who questions the breadth of opportunities that characterize a lifetime in Iowa should talk to Larry, LW’74, and Cynthia Eisenhauer, GR’76. The couple moved in 1975 to an early 20th-century farmhouse in what is now a suburb of Des Moines. It’s been their home ever since, […]

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The Last Word

The Last Word

Welcome Home Originally from Peoria, Illinois, I had never been in Des Moines before visiting Drake University. I knew nothing about the city except that it is the state capital of Iowa. By the end of my first visit, I knew I was headed there to pursue my educational goals (a degree in business) at […]

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‘We’ll Do It Together’

‘We’ll Do It Together’

Iowa’s capital city has garnered much national attention in the past several years, ranking at or near the top in best-of lists. If Greater Des Moines has not quite yet arrived, it certainly seems to be well on its way. Martha Willits, FA’69, GR’72, GR’97, and Gene Meyer, GR’81, have two distinct vantage points from which to assess success […]

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Walking a Mile in Her Comfy Shoes

Walking a Mile in Her Comfy Shoes

This alumna is exactly where she wants to be. It’s been only 11 years since Katy Lachky Michael, JO’03, graduated from Drake, but she’s made those years count. Now living and working in Boulder, Colorado—which boasts 300 sunny days a year, a good match to her genial disposition—Lachky Michael has her dream job: vice president […]

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Welcome to Des Moines

Welcome to Des Moines

Home of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses? Yes, we’ve heard. “Best Place for Business and Careers” and “Wealthiest City in America”? Sure. But what about kitschy brushes with fame and meat lore? Meet the surprising (and sometimes bizarre) side of the city we know and love.

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Virtually Speaking

What’s the coolest thing about the city in which you live? We posed that question to our far-reaching social media community, and here’s what some of our friends had to say: It’s the perfect-size city, with the mountains and coast just 60 miles away and all the natural beauty one could ask for. Alison Donin, […]

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