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The Latest Campaign Update

The Latest Campaign Update

It’s amazing what our alumni do. In just the past few months, Drake has celebrated the ground breaking for a state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, dedicated the resource-rich Drake University Archives, launched an innovative program to provide hands-on entrepreneurial opportunities, and created a unique interactive marketing event defined as much by partnership as competition. These exciting […]

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The Ethics of Health

The Ethics of Health

While many scholars of international relations focus on security issues, military affairs, and war, Debra DeLaet has always been drawn to more everyday political issues, over time becoming more deeply engaged in global health and human rights challenges. “There’s an obvious intersection with ethics there.” As DeLaet, professor of politics and international relations, begins her appointment […]

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Our Promise. Our Progress

Our Promise. Our Progress

Possibility. Achievement. Transformation. The defining elements that launched distinctlyDrake in 2010 continue to mark our progress. More importantly, your passion is growing extraordinary opportunities that are transforming faculty potential, student lives, and the future of Drake University—one experience at a time. For more information, contact John Smith, AS’92, GR’00, Vice President for Alumni and Development, 515-271-2969, […]

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Keys to Excellence Elevates Music Program

Keys to Excellence Elevates Music Program

Douglas Allen, LA’73, was raised in a musical family, so when he was looking to make a difference at Drake, he focused on the music program. Allen donated one piano, and after seeing Sarah Thune, a senior applied piano major, perform on it, he felt inspired to give another one. “I was impressed by her […]

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Scholarship Provides Motivation, Financial Assistance

Scholarship Provides Motivation, Financial Assistance

As one of eight children, Laura McGuire, a junior business and business law double major, would not have been able to attend Drake had it not been for the scholarships she received. This support came first in the form of a presidential scholarship and next as a recipient of the Lou Ann Simpson Scholarship. “As […]

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Campaign Update

Campaign Update

A Collective Responsibility What are your aspirations for Drake University? How does Drake’s reputation affect you and the value of your degree? The answer to these questions is personal. However, when answered by more than 65,000 alumni they have a strong, collective, and defining impact. Drake recently completed a strategic planning process, which outlines how […]

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