Fall 2020 Edition of Blue

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November 13, 2020

Meet seven alumni who are living the Drake mission, read about the newly created John Dee Bright College at Drake University, walk through a day in the life of Dr. Hijinio G. Carreon, AS’99, MercyOne Central Iowa’s chief medical officer, and more in the fall 2020 issue of Blue, your alumni insider.

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Bump Honored with Inaugural Pursel Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Morgan Bump, third-year student pharmacist, was awarded the inaugural Loretta M. and Thomas M. Pursel Sr. Family Pharmacy Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a third- or fourth-year student pharmacist within Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who meets one of the following criteria: 1) exhibits leadership experience within a national pharmacy organization, 2) is a military veteran or current member of the military/guard, and/or 3) is a single parent.  Bump has exhibited leadership in...


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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 2:02:51 PM

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

Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored during six in-person, socially distanced ceremonies Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety measures, May 14–15. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Knapp Center due to forecasted...


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Friday, May 14, 2021 8:48:57 AM

Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for Drake University’s John Dee Bright College

John Dee Bright College at Drake University, a two-year college which will begin classes in fall 2021, today announced the appointment of Drake alumni Dwana Bradley, editor-in-chief of The Urban Experience, and former State Representative Wayne Ford as Bright College senior ambassadors. In this role, Bradley and Ford will work with local businesses and organizations,...


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:10:03 PM

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

Rescue dog Myrtle Mae was crowned the overall winner at the 2021 Most Beautiful Bulldog Contest® presented by Sammons Financial at Drake University Sunday, April 18. 2003 Drake Law graduate Whitney Bogdanski of Des Moines started fostering Myrtle Mae from Lucky Bulldogs Rescue in 2020. The family fell in love with her immediately and knew she needed...


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Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:03:01 PM

A Life of Milestones and an Enduring Legacy

Catherine Williams, LA’61, shaped a brighter future for children and families in Iowa and around the country. Across her career in human services, she established the first foster parent group for children with developmental disabilities, provided the first statewide training program for foster parents, developed the first subsidized adoption program, and implemented Iowa’s first child...


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:49:35 AM

Evans Family Foundation Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund for Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Members to Attend Drake University

The Evans Family Charitable Foundation, with long ties to Des Moines and Iowa, has established a scholarship fund at Drake University for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa with an initial gift of $100,000. The Evans Family Charitable Foundation’s annual gifts to Drake University will be utilized to award scholarships to Boys and...


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