Paul Morrison embodied what it means to be a member of our Drake Community. The endless stories of Paul picking up trash after sporting events, attending over seven hundred Drake Football games, or his simple smile that would brighten the worst of days, Paul was Drake. The Morrison legacy at Drake is important to note as well.
Paul’s parents met at Drake University in 1902-1906, followed by a total of fourteen total graduates from the family including Paul himself. Paul attended Drake University from 1935-1939 which started his own legacy as a Bulldog. As a staff member at Drake, he was the Sports Information Director followed by the Drake Official Historian for our offices. While working at Drake, Paul would walk to work almost every day and lived out his days to a 100-years-old! What was most compelling about Paul Morrison, was his willingness to give of himself to others. Paul was always there to lend a helping hand, and aid those to uplift what Drake University is at its core. Drake is a community of people who look out for one another and care for each other as Bulldogs.
This is why we are honoring Mr. Drake in this week-long celebration. As Paul would famously say “we’re all in this together”, let’s take this week to spread the compassion that Paul Morrison gave to us and give it back to the community in honor of him!
The first inaguraul Paul Morrison Service Week was celebrated April 18-25, 2018, to honor the legacy of Mr. Morrison. Paul Morrison, or "Mr. Drake," was a long-time beloved figure on Drake's campus who passed away in November of 2017. This week is also held in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Many groups collaborated to put together a week of service and community engagement events.
All are welcome to join! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Pre-Registration is required for most events, follow the links below to sign-up.
|Free Tshirt: First 250 students to register for events marked with an asterisk* will receive a free #DrakeServes t-shirt; sizing and quantities limited.|
|Give Aways: Stop by the Olmsted Breezeway during the week to pick up some freebies and let us know why being involved in the community is important to you! April 18, 10am-2pm; April 19, 12-4pm; April 20, 2-4pm, April 25, 10am-noon.|
Wednesday, April 18
Thursday, April 19
Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21
Sunday, April 22
Wednesday, April 25
Thank you to all of the partners collaborating on this weeklong celebration, including LEAD Concentration, National Alumni Scholars, Drake Chapter Habitat for Humanity, SAB, Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Drake Neighborhood Association, Service Learning Ambassadors, the Engaged Citizen Corps, and the Office of Community Engaged Learning & Service.