University Advancement

Young Alumni Committee

The Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is an ad hoc committee within the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board that programs specifically for recent (2006-2016) graduates of Drake.

The goal of this group is to bridge the campus experience to the alumni experience and keep alumni engaged with Drake immediately following graduation.

In order to welcome the newest alumni into the National Alumni Association, the YAC strives to plan events and programs that are a diverse mix of fun social events, philanthropic opportunities, continuing education, and professional development all while keeping young alumni connected back to Drake's campus and the newest developments there!

 Join the Drake University Alumni of Central Iowa Facebook group to connect with other Central Iowa Young Alumni, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Young Alumni of Central Iowa


Emilee Richardson, JO'09
Science Center of Iowa

Nick Lund, PH'14, BN'14

Marketing & Publicity
Tony Tandeski, JO'08
Lessing Flynn

Recruitment & Engagement
Annelise Tarnowski, AS'15, JO'15
The Collaborative Education Institute


Viki Arias, JO'09
Iowa Events Center

Morgan Dzenski, BN'16, JO'16
Access Systems, Inc

Joey Gale, BN'15
Flynn/Wright Enterprises

Natalie Larson, AS'15
Drake University

Danielle Rogers, AS'08, JO'08
City of Newton


Interested in serving on the Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee?  Please contact Kim Jones, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at or (515) 271-3935.