50 Year Reunion

The class of 1974 celebrated their 50 Year Reunion on April 25-27, 2024. It’s was a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling college days, and making new memories. Please read below for a link to view the Memory Book, a link to photos from the weekend and a chance to still give in support of the class gift.

Digital Memory Book

You can download a digital PDF copy of the memory book below. Be sure to check out classmates’ pages and what they have been up to for the last 50 years.

View memory book

If you are interested, alumni have the option to purchase a physical copy of the book, either 8"x8" or 12"x12" hardcover book. Details below.

Purchase Copy


Class Gift

Your 50th reunion provides a special opportunity to support Drake with a gift towards the class gift. The Class of 1974 Reunion Committee has established a class goal of raising $2,000,000 and a 15% participation rate to celebrate the milestone anniversary. Your gift of any amount to any area of Drake will count toward this goal.

Give Now


Event Photos

Click below to see photos from the Class of 1974 50th reunion events including the President's Reception, 50-Year Induction Lunch, All-Alumni Tent Party and 50-Year Club Reception.

View Photos


Committee Members

Class of 1974 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Mary (Welgos) Brooks & Paul Schickler
Committee Members: Jayne (Reeg) Carlson, Wayne Ford, Tim Franson, Teri (Hutton) Gruss, Doug Meyer, John Pringle, Dean Rowland

Questions? Contact Courtney Conrad, Assistant Director of Signature Programs, at 515-271-3378 or courtney.conrad@drake.edu.

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