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Congratulations, Class of 2011

Congratulations, Class of 2011

Drake welcomed more than 1,400 new members to the alumni network on May 14, following the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree commencement ceremonies held in the Knapp Center.

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Beyond borders and gridirons

Beyond borders and gridirons

American football crossed a new international border on May 21 when the Drake University Bulldogs and CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico met on a gridiron painted for the first time on African soil. The Bulldogs triumphed in the game, and worked together with their Mexican counterparts on service projects and summiting Kilimanjaro.

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Drake’s golden club

Drake’s golden club

Alumni from Drake’s classes of ’41, ’51 and ’61 gather to celebrate at the 50 Year Club reunion Gold looks especially striking against Drake blue, as graduates from the classes of 1941, 1951 and 1961 can attest. In May, these alumni gathered to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about their Drake University experiences at […]

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Tennis team MVC champs

Tennis team MVC champs

Drake men’s tennis team recognized for outstanding season after competing in NCAA tourney The Drake men’s tennis team wrapped-up the 2010-2011 season at the NCAA Tennis Tournament, held in May at the University of Illinois’ Khan Tennis Center. The Bulldogs were pitted against the 17th-rated Fighting Illini. “I thought we competed very well today against […]

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Schweinefus tees off in NCAA competition

Schweinefus tees off in NCAA competition

Drake University student Cody Schweinefus fired a final-round 75 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Colorado Men’s Golf Regional held on May 21. He’s the first Drake men’s golfer to earn a spot in the regional competition since 2006.

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Making the grade

Making the grade

Drake softball pitcher earns all-American honors In May, Drake University women’s softball team pitcher Brynne Dordel received CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All-American honors, earning second team accolades and becoming Drake softball’s first Academic All-American since 2004. Dordel, of Chanhassen, Minn., graduated from the University in May with a degree in accounting. While at Drake, she maintained […]

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