A Drake graduate and an administrator for 24 years, Wanda Everage has touched the lives of many. On May 2, she gave the inaugural "Last Lecture" speech to Drake University students before retiring at the end of the academic year.
Insightful and full of advice, Wanda doesn't disappoint—and "A Wednesday with Wanda" was no exception. The Q&A format was recorded and can be seen via Ustream
Wanda was also featured in the latest issue of Blue
magazine, along with Interim Provost Sue Wright and Vice President for Business and Finance Vicky Payseur.
“Wanda is an icon of the very best of Drake University,” says Maxwell.
“As an alumna and as a senior administrator, she has managed to combine
in important ways the perspectives and values of the institution with a
personal understanding of the student experience. Wanda’s ultimate
impact on Drake is the effect she’s had on thousands of students and her
colleagues through personal interactions — challenging them with high
standards and helping them achieve their goals.”
Read about the lasting legacy each has made on Drake's campus in the virtual issue