Alumni and Development

Central Iowa Alumni

Join our Facebook group to connect with other central Iowa alumni, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Des Moines is the obvious place to find Bulldog spirit, but not everything happens right on Drake’s campus.

There are plenty of ways for central Iowa alumni to get involved and celebrate their love for Drake.

For more information on events in Central Iowa, contact Jennifer Woodley, GR'07, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at 515-271-1947 or jennifer.woodley@drake.edu. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Let's DU Lunch: Marty Martin, Drake University President
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 16th season of Let's DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Welcome President Martin: Des Moines
Join your fellow Bulldogs in Central Iowa as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack.  Appetizers and cash bar starting at 6pm at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines.  Program begins at 7.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
DU Good Day
Join fellow Bulldogs to make your community a better place on DU Good Day. Alumni groups across the country will gather to serve those in need. Spend quality time with alumni in your area while making a difference in the world, one Bulldog at a time!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Let's DU Lunch: Niki DePhillips, Senior Vice President of Store Development, Kum & Go
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 16th season of Let's DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

October 22-24, 2015
Golden Reunion
Save the Date for this year's Golden Reunion.  The classes of 1956 and 1966 are invited back to campus to celebrate their 50th and 60th reunion. Celebrate your ties to Drake during Reunion Weekend 2015. Mingle with old friends, exchange news and rediscover Drake's campus!
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077.  

October 30-November 1, 2015
African American Reunion
Reignite your Bulldog pride and return to home turf for the Drake University African American Reunion.  Connect with the people who helped determine your future, and meet current students pursuing their dreams. 
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Let's DU Lunch: Justin Mandelbaum and Siobhan Spain, DesMoinesArts, Inc.
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 16th season of Let's DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

 

 

 

Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board

Claire Celsi, AS'01

Member at large

Megan Grandgeorge, JO'01

Special events co-chair 

Oliver Housman, JO'12

Social media chair

Laurie Miller, AS'96

National programming co-chair

Pamela Neubauer, AS'10

Community engagement committee

Denise Rathman, AS'88

Professional development co-chair

Tisleen Singh, JO'10

Professional development co-chair

Nikki Syverson, JO'03

Special events co-chair 

Jennifer Tran-Johnson, AS'06

Campus cngagment co-chair

Julie Koch, AS'99

Member at large

Peg Mattison, AS'89, GR'01

Member at large

Zach Lukasiewicz, BN'13

Member at large

 

National Alumni Board

Emily Abbas, JO'97, GR'09

National programming liaison
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game chair

Erica Axiotis, GR'06 

National programming liaison 

Steve Berry, AS'83, LW'86 

Special events liaison 

Norah Carroll, JO'11, AS'11 

Social marketing liaison

Janelle Holmes, BN'90

Campus engagement liaison

Susan Stocum, JO'92 

Professional development liaison 

Loretta Sieman, AS'66, GR'72

Community engagement liaison 

Tiffany Tauscheck, JO'01 

Community engagement liaison 

Sherry Wilkinson, ED'68, GR'75 

Campus engagement liaison