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Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Madelyn M. Levitt established the Distinguished Community Service Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of Drake faculty and staff to the Drake community. Recipients are chosen on the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism and community service
  • An outstanding record of leadership or substantial involvement in community projects, services and activities contributing to the quality of life in our region, state and/or the nation
  • Professional and personal values and behavior that typify the ideals of “giving back to others” and “making a difference in the lives of others”

The nominee must be a current faculty or staff member with at least five years of service at Drake.

To nominate a colleague, submit a letter of nomination to Human Resources. Nomination letters may be sent through campus mail or electronically to The letter should detail specific examples of how the nominee exemplifies each of the applicable criteria. Additional letters of support are not necessary. For additional information, including nomination due dates, please contact Linda Feiden at

The following individuals have been recognized as recipients of the Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award:


Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award Recipients

Madelyn M. Levitt Employee Excellence Award Recipients

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