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C. Boyd Granberg 100th Birthday Celebration

We invite you to join us for a virtual 100th birthday celebration of C. Boyd Granberg, former CPHS faculty member and Dean from 1977-1984.

Saturday, April 24th, 2021
6:30 p.m. CST.

Please RSVP here by April 21, 2021. Registrants will be sent a link to participate in the program on April 22, 2021.

Celebration Program:  6:30 CST

Hosted by Dean Renae Chesnut.

  • Remarks from Dr. Granberg's former colleague, Rick Morrow, and former student, Carl Jakopec, PH'69.
  • Remarks from the 2021 Granberg Student Excellence Award recipients - Caroline Jones and Isabelle Tharp, and from the 2021 Granberg Faculty Excellence Award recipient - Kristin Meyer.
  • Special video presentation of 100 years of Dr. Granberg's impact on the profession and the College.
  • College update including the impact of the Granberg Award Funds.  
  • Alumni breakout rooms - get together with the others from your decade to catch up, make new connections, and share your best Drake and Dr. Granberg stories! 
  • Following the formal program and alumni breakouts, optional alumni breakout rooms for professional fraternities will be set up.

Download a special Zoom background to use during the celebration in honor of Dr. Granberg's birthday:

Granberg Zoom Background Option 1
Granberg Zoom Background Option 2

Want to send birthday greetings to Dr. Granberg?

Please send cards, letters, and other notes to the College at

Granberg Birthday Greetings
Drake University
2507 University Ave. 
Des Moines, Iowa. 50311

In honor of C. Boyd Granberg's 100th birthday, we invite you to make a donation to the Granberg Student Excellence Award Fund by one of two ways:

1)  Donate Online with a one-time gift or an installment pledge by visiting Complete the form, selecting ‘Other’ as the Designation and putting 'C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Fund' in the ‘Other’ box. Select ‘Add to Cart’ and complete the payment information.

2)  Mail your donation to the Drake College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50311. Include a note indicating that your gift is for the C. Boyd Granberg Student Excellence Fund.

CPHS Events
  • Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture
    Postponed to Fall 2021
  • C. Boyd Grandberg 100 Years Celebration
    April 24, 2021 | 6:30 pm
  • Doctoral Hooding & Commencement Ceremony
    May 14, 2021 | 2 pm
  • Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 
    May 15, 2021 | 12 pm
  • All Pharmacy Reunion
    April 22 - 23, 2022 
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