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John Dee Bright College

Back to Class: Bright College

Thursday, February 11

In September 2020, Drake University announced the establishment of John Dee Bright College, a two-year college designed to serve the needs of Des Moines-area learners for whom Drake, and indeed college, may not otherwise seem like a possibility.

This presentation from Bright College Dean Craig Owens will offer insight into the history and development of Bright College, its aspirations for the future, and its mission, including the role it will play in advancing Drake’s commitment to access and inclusion and to serving as an anchor institute for our hometown.

Questions? Contact Amelia Klatt at amelia.klatt@drake.edu or 515-271-3378.

 

Upcoming Alumni Events
Back to Class: Inside Drake


Event Date(s) / Time: Thursday, Event Recording, 2020 6:30 PM
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Old Main

Get to know Drake University from the inside. Nate Reagen, chief of staff, will give attendees a firsthand look at the leadership, structure, and governance of the University. Join us for a 60-minute session on an inside look at Drake.

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Created by: Ella Field


Monday, January 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Back to Class: Then and Now


Event Date(s) / Time: Thursday, Event Recording, 2020 6:30 PM
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Historic photo of students

Listen as Don Adams, Drake’s first vice president of students, and Jerry Parker, current dean of students and Adams’ contemporary, discuss Drake student life, then and now.

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Created by: Ella Field


Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Let's DU Lunch: Azu and Carr


Event Date(s) / Time: Thursday, Event Recording, 2020 6:30 PM
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Jonathan Azu and Louis Carr

Jonathan Azu, BN’99, and Louis Carr, JO’78, met when their music industry career paths crossed, and a mutual Drake experience sealed the deal: The two Bulldogs became friends, mentors, and collaborators.

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Created by: Ella Field


Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Dallas-Fort Worth DU Good Month Panel


Event Date(s) / Time: Thursday, Event Recording, 2020 6:30 PM
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Dallas

Join us to learn about opportunities to volunteer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Moderated by Regional Alumni...

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Created by: Ella Field


Friday, January 1, 2021 1:08:00 AM

Alumni Communities

Alumni Communities provide our alumni with opportunities to connect with their fellow Bulldogs from all over the United States.

Drake Alumni in the News

 

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