School of Journalism and Mass Communication Reunion



Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registrations are welcome.

As a graduate of Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, you may remember fast-paced days in The Times-Delphic newsroom or late nights spent in Meredith Hall finishing a capstone campaign.

You can probably still recall the thrill of capturing a record-setting finish for the Drake Relays broadcast or seeing your first article appear in Drake Magazine.
Don’t miss the chance to reminisce over these and other memories and return home for the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication reunion.


Friday, April 26
6–8 p.m., Informal open house
Meredith Hall
Light appetizers and cash bar
Meet current faculty, peruse students’ capstone projects, tour your old stomping grounds (which might be a little different than you remember!), and network with alumni from across the country. 
  Saturday, April 27
7:30–10:30 p.m., Reunion party
Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy
Appetizer stations + two drink tickets
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while mingling with old and new friends.

Drake Relays

Be sure to visit for a detailed schedule of events surrounding the 104th running of the Drake Relays, April 25-27.

Connect with your friends with the reunion Facebook event!
Questions? Contact Liz Tesar, or 515-271-3378.

Thank you to the reunion committee:
Viki Arias, JO’09 (News/Internet)
Mac Brand, JO’73 (News-Editorial)
Lee Carey JO’77 (Broadcast News) – Co-Chair
Amy Schmelzer, JO’96 (Radio/TV) – Co-Chair
Nicole Jobst, JO’08 (News-Internet) – Co-Chair
Shawn Rolland, JO’04 (Public Relations)


Prairie Meadows
$99.00 + tax
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, Iowa 50009
20 rooms April 26-27 using group code 42613DRAKE 
Release date: March 29

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
$119.00 + tax
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 
515-245-5500 | (800) 514-4681
30 rooms blocked April 26-27
Release Date: April 5