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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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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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Monday, March 22, 2021 4:27:42 PM

Truth Will Have the Final Word

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 10, 1964 Dear students and colleagues, I was born in December of 1961 during my father’s last year at the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduation that following...


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Monday, January 18, 2021 8:57:54 AM

New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

Tune in to Front Row at Drake every Thursday night to connect and witness the talents of Drake students, faculty, and staff Starved for collegiate sports, music, or art? Drake University is bringing them to you every Thursday night with the new Front Row at Drake series. Tomorrow night, Dec. 3, 2020, the University will...


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:29:42 PM

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...


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Monday, September 14, 2020 9:42:14 AM

All In 2020 Recap

On June 23-24, Drake University celebrated the seventh annual All In. This 24-hour giving challenge brings alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends together to support and celebrate the University. It’s a full 24 hours of sharing Drake pride and showing the power of a community that means so much to many people. Even in...


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