50 Year Reunion

Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50 Year Reunion on April 28-30, 2022. It’s a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling college days, and making new memories. You'll rediscover Drake and strengthen your connections to the Drake community as you attend a host of events, including receptions, the 50-Year Club recognition luncheon, a “Back to Class” lecture, the All-Alumni Tent Party, the 50-Year Club Dinner, and more. To top it all off: the reunion takes place during Relays, so you know the Drake spirit will be all around.

This year, we will be celebrating the 50-year reunions of the following classes: 1970, 1971, and 1972. 

50th Reunion

Event Details

When: April 28—30, 2022
Where: Drake University
Tickets: $130/person

Weekend Schedule

Who's Attending?

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Hotel Information

We have secured room blocks with discounted pricing at the area hotels listed below. Contact the hotel of your choice by March 31, 2022, to secure your room. The blocks are listed under Drake University 50th Reunion.

Hotel Blocks


Digital Memory Book

Take part in your Digital Memory Book! It’s a fun way to re-connect with classmates and learn more about what they have been up to since you left Drake fifty years ago.

Memory Book  Tips & FAQs


Your 50th reunion provides a special opportunity to support Drake with a gift towards the class gift. The Class of 1972 Reunion Committee has established a class goal of raising $750,000 to celebrate the milestone anniversary. Your gift of any amount to any area of Drake will count toward this goal.

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Committee Members

Class of 1972 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Diane (Anagnos) Caldbeck, ED'72 and Chuck Schoffner, JO’72
Gift Chair: Debbie Scripps, ED'72
Committee Members: John Agnoletti, J. Paul Blake, Doug Bruce, Jodi (Johnston) Capps, Sue (Anliker) Cathcart, Connie Cohen, George Debakey, Ann (Betterley) Donia, Becki (Roth) Drahota, Jack Hatch, Mary Paquette-Abt, Ron Roark, Pam (Cavanaugh) Schoffner, Steve Scullen, Jeff Singer, Jim Smith, Suzann (Sammin) Wilson

Class of 1971 Committee:
Chair: Ken Vegors, ED’71
Committee Members: Curt Albright, Dean Brooks, Sue Capstick-Bowland, John Deveny, Steve Edwards, Randy Minkoff, Jean (Gage) Wilde, and Ike Vanden Eykel.

Class of 1970 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Peggy Fisher, FA’70 and Norm Handshear, BN’70, GR’71
Committee Members: Jim Cory, Laurie (Triggs) Cory, Nancy Kays, Cynthia (Christofferson) Lesher, Jackie (White) Marshall, Bob Miller, Donna (Hostetler) Miller, Milo Plavec, Bob Rosulek, Jane Stampe, Terry Trieweiler, Michael Vavrus, Rick Wanamaker, Kittie Weston-Knauer, and Margie (Millar) Young.


Past Event

Every year, Drake welcomes back alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion. During the weekend, the newest class is inducted into the 50-Year Club, which includes all alumni out of school 50 years or more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 50th reunion for 2020 and 2021 were postponed and/or moved to a virtual format. Enjoy a look at our last in-person reunion in 2019 to get a sense of what you can look forward to in April 2022!

2019 50/60 Reunion—Classes of 1959 and 1969
Photos: 50/60 Induction Lunch | 50-Year Club Dinner | 2019 50/60 Reunion Photos and Memories
Memory Book: Classes of 1959 and 1969 Memory Book



IMPORTANT: Please note in order to register you are required to select a ticket quantity for the first option "50 Year Reunion Weekend".

This is the all inclusive ticket registration. Subsequent events checked following this option are just to notify our staff what events you plan to attend during the weekend and do not incur an additional cost. Your ticket cost includes event registration and all subsequent events, however this does not include tickets for the Drake Relays, which are sold separately.

Questions? Contact Cathy Williams, assistant director of signature programs, at 515-271-2769 or cathy.williams@drake.edu.

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