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Glass Ceiling—Shattered

Glass Ceiling—Shattered

A career of firsts leads alumna to new heights. Pedal to the metal, Judy Bradshaw, AS’88, GR’92, has three patrol cars on her tail. She pushes the car’s speedometer ever higher, swerving left and right as a cloud of dust billows in the rearview mirror. It’s a bit of role reversal for the former Des […]

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Art of Improvisation

Art of Improvisation

For this experimental alumnus, life is an adventurous composition. During the first decade of the new millennium, Hasan Hujairi’s résumé read like a self-contained success story: bachelor’s degree in finance from Drake, master’s in economic history from Hitotsubashi University in Japan, and a comfortable job in his native country of Bahrain as an accountant for […]

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Monica Rizzo, JO’ 85

Monica Rizzo, JO’ 85

Blue Behind Bars Journalism graduate helps inmates discover the joy of learning. Twice a week Monica Rizzo, JO’85, passes through a series of bolted doors and security checkpoints to reach her classroom in Five Keys Charter School, operating inside the San Francisco County Jail. Her students there are all facing, fighting, or convicted of felony […]

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Open Arms

Open Arms

Office of Admission’s Leslie Mamoorian connects students and reconnects alumni in Malaysia. For many high school seniors, the college search process begins with a series of campus visits. But 9,000 miles is a long distance to travel for a tour. Nicholas Raj Jayamany, BN’09, GR’11, knew he’d have to choose an American university from afar. The Malaysia native’s decision centered […]

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Domenic Lamberti, Class of 2015

Domenic Lamberti, Class of 2015

Everyone’s Issues White, male, upper-class—the trifecta of privilege in America. Domenic Lamberti, a law, politics, and society senior at Drake, uses this privilege to give voice to two issues rocking college campuses across the nation: sexual violence and gender inequality. Lamberti founded a student organization, Drake Men for Gender Equality, to encourage men to talk […]

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Robert Ray, BN ’52 LW ‘54

Robert Ray, BN ’52 LW ‘54

Leadership Legacy A bold decision changed lives and secured Iowa’s place in history. Among the flood of refugees fleeing southeast Asia in the wake of the Vietnam conflict in 1975 was a small ethnic group from Laos. Only a couple thousand in number, the Tai Dam had no advocates in the United States government, which […]

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