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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Battles, Baseball, and Buffalo Bill Bill Coleman continues to lead a life of diverse interests and passions. At home in a well-worn recliner, he is quick to laugh and easily recalls memories from a life packed with more drama and comedy than all of his plays combined. A Soldier’s Memoir As an infantryman in Patton’s […]

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The People Behind the Buildings

The People Behind the Buildings

Drake. Carpenter. Hubbell. Sheslow. What is a University? It’s more than buildings. It’s a living, breathing, changing organism that feeds on the hopes, passions, and generosity of those who care about it and the students who call it home. Still, the names that live at Drake are common parlance, part of a campus conversation that […]

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Chambers of Secrets

Chambers of Secrets

Mark Chambers is the man with all the keys—and all the access to Drake’s buildings and grounds. Since coming to Drake in the early-1980s, this multi-talented architecture aficionado has come to know Drake’s campus better than just about anyone. He first worked as chief electrician before becoming Drake’s HVAC and Electrical Department manager, then operations […]

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Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

After a teaching career spanning 35 years at Drake University, Bill “Doc” Coleman left his role as professor and mentor to theatre arts students in 2001 to embrace a life of retirement. “I wanted to write,” says Coleman. “And I read a lot. And there’s always baseball.” Reading, writing, watching baseball. Sounds like retirement. Yet in his […]

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Professional Growth

Professional Growth

Senior Anna Chott is cultivating her career path. In a few short months, senior environmental science major Anna Chott will walk across the stage of The Knapp Center, clutching her diploma—the physical representation of a wealth of knowledge accumulated during her years at Drake. Yet as soon as the academic year is finished, Chott will […]

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Recovery Race  Competes Against Hunger

Recovery Race Competes Against Hunger

When the starting gun fired for the 2014 Drake Relays, Professor of Law Ellen Yee took off. Yee launched a new initiative, now called Next Course, to save pre-prepared but unserved food from the garbage bin and put it to good use. Nearly a year after the program’s pilot operation during the Relays, Next Course […]

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