The mission of the PMAC program is to supplement and enrich a successful transition to college while emphasizing the development of academic, social, and professional skills to be used during a student’s Drake experience and beyond. The PMAC Program consists of: Spring small group development, Spring semester large development, Summer communication, Fall development, Welcome Weekend, and mentoring throughout the Fall semester.
PMACs aim to assist new first-year students in feeling welcome, comfortable and connected at Drake. They do this by initiating communication with incoming first-year students in July, facilitating peer connections during Welcome Weekend and continuing to assist students as they navigate their first semester at Drake. During the first semester, PMACs communicate with students individually or in small groups to assist with time management, efficient studying, building relationships with faculty and the development of strategies to better utilize academic and non-academic resources. PMACs work to help their students develop a sense of belonging to the Drake community. The PMAC program is strongly tied to Drake's mission to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff, and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.