Associate Director of Admission
Recruiting: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students or Drake graduates seeking a second bachelor's degree.
Educational Background: B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Three interesting things about Rachelle:
- I am a fitness instructor at Drake’s Wellness Center.
- I mentor with TeamMates Mentoring.
- I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than a minute.
Why do you love Drake?
I love Drake because of the people that make up the Drake Community – it is truly like family.
What is your favorite thing to do in Des Moines?
I love the live music scene including Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, local restaurants, 80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines Downtown Farmer’s Market, Music in the Junction, Rendezvous in the River, Nitefall on the River, Iowa National Guard Adjutant General’s concert series, Jasper Winery Concert Series, The Iowa State Fair and Wells Fargo Arena concerts.
Advice for prospective students:
As you are going through your college search you need to ask these questions: How long until I graduate? When will I start courses in my major? How flexible is the general education curriculum? How much will it cost including scholarships and need based aid? What opportunities are available for involvement? What are the benefits the city gives where the school is located? Are there internship opportunities? Once in college, immerse yourself in the campus and get involved. You will only have your first undergraduate college experience once, so take advantage of all you can!