Karen (Kolbe) Goodenow, ED’60, and John  Goodenow, ’57, with President Marty Martin.

Drake Honors Goodenows

May 14, 2019

Drake University is proud to honor Karen (Kolbe) Goodenow, ED’60, and John Goodenow, ’57, with the Drake Medal. Karen is a retired educator, and John is a chairman at Goodenow Bancorporation. He is past president and CEO of the company.

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Congratulations to our 1,134 new Drake alumni

Drake University awarded 1,134 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2019 spring commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, 2019. These Bulldogs are now part of a network of more than 75,000 Drake alumni. As part of the festivities, the University presented honorary degrees to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (retired) and F.A. “Art” Wittern Jr.,...


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Monday, May 20, 2019 5:22:59 PM

New Regional Alumni Board Formed in Dallas-Fort Worth

In March, alumni in the Dallas-Fort Worth area joined the ranks of their counterparts in cities such as Des Moines, Kansas City, and Chicago and formed the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Alumni Board (DFW RAB). The board seeks to strengthen and build the Drake community in their region. by connecting alumni with one another, hosting events, reaching...


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:36:12 PM

Drake Honors Goodenows for Years of Service

Drake University is proud to honor Karen (Kolbe) Goodenow, ED’60, and John Goodenow, ’57, with the Drake Medal. Karen is a retired educator, and John is a chairman at Goodenow Bancorporation. He is past president and CEO of the company. They are both emeriti volunteers for the University and have a long history of philanthropic...


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:31:26 PM

Watch Now: Reflections from the 2019 Alumni Award Winners

On April 25, Drake University recognized six exceptional alumni for their loyalty, service, and contributions to their professions and the University and honored these individuals as the 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Hear directly from 2019’s winners as they receive their award and reflect on how Drake has impacted their lives. (Click each name to watch...


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:16:53 PM

Legacy Weekend

It was a year Drake will never forget. The 1969 Drake men’s basketball team shot past its competitors to make it into the NCAA Final Four game against UCLA. The team included Dolph Pulliam, FA’69; Willie Wise, ED’69; Willie McCarter, ED’69; and Rick Wanamaker, JO’70, among other all-stars. Coached by Maury John in his 11th...


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:59:21 PM

Alumni Profile—Farmer Legacy Family

Raising strong-willed and independent daughters, Jill and John Farmer knew their girls would want to chart their own course when it came to choosing a college, though they certainly thought Drake should be on the list. After all, Drake University is where Jill and John’s story together began. Jill (Lingwall) Farmer, JO’91, first noticed John,...


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:22:24 PM

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