John Dee Bright College

The State of the University with President Marty Martin

Thursday, October 28

Join President Martin for an update on the state of Drake University, including the latest initiatives and developments on campus. Over the last several years, President Martin has built upon the university’s legacy, overseeing the completion of the STEM@Drake initiative, which includes two new, state-of-the-art academic buildings and new academic programs that foster innovative learning and discovery. He has demonstrated his commitment to the surrounding community by supporting the opening of a new Boys and Girls Club on campus, and the revitalization of University Avenue. In addition to these capital improvements, President Martin has made great strides in ensuring the University has a lasting legacy of success. He has launched a strategic planning model that guides the University in its mission promise. He also championed the creation of core values that form a culture of pride, engagement, and collaboration across campus. This event is being held in partnership with OLLI at Drake and the Office of Alumni Relations.

 

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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Wednesday, August 4, 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


Tuesday, August 3, 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


Monday, August 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Back to Class: Zero Carbon Footprint with Sam Wormley


Event Date(s) / Time: Monday, November 1, 2021 2:00 PM
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Windmills on farms

Learn how tech giants such as Apple, Google and others are...

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Created by: Ella Field


Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Drake Alumni in the News

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Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center 

 

May 14, 2021

Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety....

Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford

Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for John Dee Bright College

 

April 21, 2021

John Dee Bright College at Drake University, a two-year college which will begin classes in fall 2021, today announced...

Myrtle Mae and her Owners

Rescue Dog Myrtle Mae Wins Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons Financial

 

April 18, 2021

Rescue dog Myrtle Mae was crowned the overall winner at the 2021 Most Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons...

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