Alumni Awards 2019

Drake University Alumni Awards

The most visible sign of the vitality of a University can be seen by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Drake University and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year during the Drake Relays at the Alumni Awards Reception. These awards recognize the significant contributions of our alumni to their alma mater, their profession, and their community.

2020 Alumni Awards Winners

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Alumni Award winners. The winners will be recognized at a public ceremony during Relays.

Holly Dierks

Holly Morrison Dierks, LA’76

Distinguished Alumni Award

General Timothy Orr

General Timothy E. Orr, ED’83

Alumni Achievement Award

Sherry Wilkinson

Sharon Wilkinson, ED’68, GR’75

Alumni Loyalty Award

Pam Schoffner

Pam Schoffner, JO’72

Community Service Award

Ajenai Clemmons

Ajenai Clemmons, AS’02

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Philip J. De Koster

Philip J. De Koster, LW’10

Young Alumni Loyalty Award

Alumni Achievement Award
Honors alumni for outstanding achievement in their career or profession.

Alumni Loyalty Award Honors an alumnus or alumna for his or her commitment and dedicated service to Drake University.

Community Service Award Recognizes the significant accomplishments of alumni who have engaged in outstanding and meaningful community service.

Distinguished Alumni Award The top honor bestowed upon alumni of Drake, recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in a career or profession and exemplary service to the community and University.

Young Alumni Achievement Award Honors alumni, age 40 or younger, for outstanding achievement in their career or profession.

Young Alumni Loyalty Award Honors alumni, age 40 or younger, for commitment and dedicated service to Drake.



Past Alumni Awards Recipients

Interested in learning more about Alumni Awards recipients from previous years?

Past Alumni Awards Recipients


Questions? Contact Andy Verlengia, Director, Alumni Relations at or (515) 271-3077.

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