The most visible sign of the vitality of a University can be seen by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Drake University and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year during the Drake Relays at the Alumni Awards Reception.
These awards recognize the significant contributions of our alumni to their alma mater, their profession and their community.
Read about this year's winners.
- Community Service Award recognizes the significant accomplishments of alumni who have engaged in outstanding and meaningful community service. The inaugural award was given in 2012 to Mary Walbridge, PH'74.
- Distinguished Alumni Award, the top honor bestowed upon alumni of Drake University, recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in a career or profession and exemplary service to the community and University.
- Young Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni, age 40 or younger, for outstanding achievement in their career or profession.