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The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

A nationally renowned education and a Division I football experience Many high school athletes claim they want the complete package for their collegiate experience, but in the end, most don’t receive it. Whether it’s a lack of opportunity or real conviction, student-athletes often sacrifice either academics or athletics when choosing a school. At Drake, it’s […]

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Bulldog by Choice

Bulldog by Choice

Dolph Pulliam’s future as an NBA or NFL star was sealed—until something much better came along. By all rights, Dolph Pulliam, AS’69, should be retiring from a run as anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter—from days spent making his picks, bantering with commentators, and recalling his glory days in the pros. But that’s not how things worked […]

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Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future

Students, community benefit from project to construct health clinic in Uganda Of the three weeks he spent taking a Drake course in Uganda last summer, one moment stands out in Braeden Stanley’s mind. The class had just gotten off a bus and was waiting to be escorted to a nearby secondary school. As the students […]

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The Road to Nashville

The Road to Nashville

For this Drake alumna, it’s paved with success Sometimes you have to take a chance and see what comes of it. That’s what Kourtney Horner, AS’03, a theatre alumna, did in 2008 when she moved to Nashville to see if she could make it as an actor. She has. Not only is Horner a correspondent […]

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Sister State Studies

Sister State Studies

Each morning, Daniel Van Sant, AS’11, wakes in the shadow of Mount Fuji One year after graduation, Daniel Van Sant studies in Kofu, capital of Japan’s most productive agricultural region, Yamanashi Prefecture. Before this foray, he toured the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Macau, and Hong Kong. The competitive Yamanashi Prefecture Research […]

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The Road to Drake

The Road to Drake

Alumna logs thousands of miles for DU Months away from home. Thousands of miles behind the wheel. Work days lasting 14 hours or more, and dozens of  fast-food meals on the go. It’s all part of the job for Drake University admission counselor Tisleen Singh, whose  passion for her alma mater keeps her smiling during […]

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