Student Alumni Association

Students today, Alumni forever.

The Drake University Student Alumni Association is a student organization that focuses on creating an engaging campus experience for Drake students while providing them with valuable opportunities to network with Drake alumni. Members of SAA get the privilege of attending exclusive events, working to foster campus-wide Drake pride, and serving on committees or holding leadership positions within the organization. 

SAA also maintains and upholds the official Drake University Traditions program, which lives in The Bulldog Book, a publication written and programmed by SAA. The Student Alumni Association is led by an executive board of six Student Alumni Ambassadors, along with two non-voting members who serve as Secretary and Treasurer to the executive board.

Meet your Student Alumni Ambassadors

Gwen Baumgardner, VP: Traditions
Broadcast News 
Louisberg, Kansas

Student Senate, Track and Field, National Alumni Carpenter Scholar  

Lisa Beard, VP: Alumni Connections
Neuroscience, Concentration in Global & Comparative Public Health  
Rosemount, Minnesota 

Kappa Alpha Theta, Best Buddies, Phi Delta Epsilon, National Alumni Scholar 

Doug Brady, President
Accounting and Marketing
Denver, Colorado

Alpha Kappa Psi, Men's Cross Country & Track  
Emily Enquist, VP: Student Philanthropy
Marketing and International Business, Psychology minor
Plymouth, Minnesota

Alpha Phi, International Office, Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant, Partner Uganda 

Anne Feldman, VP: Internal Operations
Pharmacy, Business minor, Diabetes concentration
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 

Kappa Alpha Theta, Adams Academy, Best Buddies, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, APhA-ASP, Partner Uganda

Emily Gonser, VP: Membership and Recruitment
Biochemistry Cellular Molecular Biology (BCMB)
Flossmoor, Illinois

Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Epsilon, Partner Uganda

Charlie Jaschek, VP: Campus Engagement Liaison and Blue Crew Captain
Neuroscience, Biology minor
Kirkwood, Missouri

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Partner Uganda, Jazz Band, Student Ambassador, Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant

Theresa Kelly, VP: Senior & Young Alumni Experience
Public Relations, Entrepreneurial Management minor, LEAD concentration 
Elk Grove, Illinois

PRSSA, Enactus 
Kelly Lawrence, VP: Finance 
Finance & Marketing, Insurance Concentration 
Rock Island, Illinois 

Sports Business Network 
Alana Linde, Traditions Liaison
Secondary Education, Business & Math concentration, LEAD concentration 
Ottawa, Illinois

PAB, Student Ambassador, Research Assistant for Math Department 

Sarah Murray, VP: Marketing & PR
Marketing & Advertising
Omaha, Nebraska

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute, American Marketing Association 
Katie Ramsey, Marketing & PR Liaison
Public Relations and Law Politics and Society, Marketing Minor
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Alpha Phi, Student Ambassador, PRSSA, Adams Academy, Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant, Research Assistant for the PR Department 

Kati Seeman, Alumni Connections Liaison
Law Politics and Society and English, Sociology minor

Boone, Iowa

Delta Theta Phi, Colleges Against Cancer, Adams Academy, Addmission COLEition 

Alessa Strelecki, Student Philanthropy Liaison
Elementary Education, Reading & Special Education
West Des Moines, Iowa 

Delta Gamma, PAB, Adams Academy 
Annelise Tarnowski, VP: Campus Engagement 
Radio/TV Production and Sociology, Honors Track 
New Hope, Minnesota

Colleges Against Cancer, Drake Broadcast System, Drake Marketing Video Intern, Drake Theater People, Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant 


Interested in joining the Student Alumni Association, or are you an alumnus/a who would like to connect with current Drake students? Please contact Jessica Berger, assistant director of campus and student engagement, at jessica.berger@drake.edu or by calling 515-271-3935.