Drake Medal

The University awards the Drake Medal to recognize significant, long-term service to the Drake University community, reflecting personal commitment to the University’s quality and character. The Drake Medal is similar to an honorary degree in status and is bestowed at a formal academic convocation. The first Drake Medals were awarded in 1992. 

Any University employee may nominate a deserving candidate for the Drake Medal. Although present University faculty, administrators, and staff are not eligible, emeritus faculty/administrators or retired employees may be nominated. A maximum of three Drake Medals will be awarded each year.

Drake Medal Recipients

1992

Bill Knapp
Paul Morrison

1993

Elias Jones
Donald Easter

1994

Charles Smith
Ed & Faye Vilimek
Lewis McNurlen (posthumous)

1995

Elsworth P. Woods
Dr. Ralph A. Dorner
R. Wayne & Maxine Skidmore

1996

John H. Ehrlich
J. Michael Earley
David L. Miller

1997

A. Arthur Davis
John E. McCaw
Raymond Pugh
Barbara Hazelhurst

1998

Charles Nelson
Patricia Kuhns
Charles Boyd Granberg

1999

Carl A. Kastan
Robert D. Ray
Jack D. Rehm

2000

Monroe Colston
Jules Kirchenbaum
Jim & Joann Ewoldt
Donald Zarley

2001

Joan & Lyle Middleton
Kittie Weston-Knauer
Edward R. Hayes

2002

Martha Willits
Mary Brubaker
Don Nickerson

2003

Bob Weast
Mary Collier Baker
Marion J. Cubbage

2004

R. Dean Wright
Herbert Strentz

2005

Myron Marty

2006

Robert Woodward
Don Moon

2010

Don Adams
Jim Hubbell

2011

Benjamin Ullem

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