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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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Good Counsel

Good Counsel

School of Education faculty connect abilities with workforce needs. Tucked away on the second floor of Drake’s School of Education, Matt Bruinekool and Robert Stensrud quietly rake in millions of dollars. That money, in the form of federal grants, funds the National Rehabilitation Institute (NRI), established at Drake in 1976. With a mission that differs […]

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A Million Different Paths

A Million Different Paths

Pharmacy student Kim Askren shares her passion for math and science, for Des Moines, and for making a difference. I’m a fourth-year pharmacy student from Des Moines. I’m currently nearing the end of eight rotations in different areas of pharmacy and applying for residencies. I’m studying pharmacy because I love math and science and am fascinated […]

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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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Discovery Drives Dreams

Discovery Drives Dreams

A Drake alumnus combines his passion for sports with an evolving industry. When Drake alumnus Andy Cook, BN’91, was just three short credit hours away from receiving his M.B.A., he put his studies on hold. He was burned out, he recalls, and while he enjoyed his master’s courses at Webster University, he needed a break. […]

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Major Commitment

Major Commitment

Juggling three majors, CBPA senior Shiv Morjaria prepares for his next act: a career after college. Near the end of his junior year, Shiv Morjaria started to feel overwhelmed. The characteristically unshakeable Drake student from Mombasa, Kenya, was preparing for a summer internship in New York and an actuarial exam that required hundreds of hours of […]

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