Alumni and Development

Drake University Scholarship Luncheon

November 13, 2015


Seventh Annual Scholarship Luncheon:  
Date  Friday, November 13, 2015
Time  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location  Courtside Club, The Shivers Basketball Practice Facility
(Business attire recommended)


We will celebrate many of the scholarships, the people who created them, and the student recipients who will go into the world to lead with the values and versatility gained during their career at Drake.  More information on the scholarships coming soon!

Looking across the white-clothed tables at the sixth annual Scholarship Luncheon in the Cowles Library Reading Room, there were students and alumni with diverse stories to tell. But they were united by a common passion for education—and for their alma mater.

"I was a uniquely underachieving high school student," recalled Fish. "I applied to eight schools and was accepted only at Drake University. I maintained a 3.1, 3.2 grade-point average, became editor of the Times-Delphic, and really dived in—which helped with my application for graduate studies. I was ready to do the work at Harvard because of the things I learned at Drake." Attendees heard from Larry Fish, JO'66, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group.   

During the Drake University Scholarship Luncheon, Larry Fish and his wife, Atsuko—generous philanthropists who support two scholarships at Drake—were honored with a proclamation for their exemplary leadership and commitment to the University.  

Scholarship recipients Daniel Creese, a sophomore Finance and Economics major from Boston (Lawrence K. Fish Scholar and Robert & Lottie Brown Scholar); and Damion Miller, a junior Education and Sociology major from Boston (Lawrence K. Fish Scholar); discussed how their scholarships brought hope, freedom, and opportunity to previously unattainable dreams. 

At every luncheon, numerous scholarships are celebrated—both the people who created them and the students who receive them. Scholarship donors make an incredible difference in the lives of Drake students to help them get their start in the world.



For more information:
Please contact John Smith, Vice President for Alumni and Development, at or 515-271-2500.

Scholarship Luncheon 2014