Spring 2020 Edition of Blue

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April 14, 2020

Read about #DrakeTogether, unstoppable alumni, politics at Drake, updates from campus, and more in the spring 2020 issue of Blue, your alumni insider.

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Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Though we are separated by miles, we are still bonded by our Drake experiences. During this challenging time, we are celebrating that bond through #DrakeTogether stories of Bulldogs making a difference. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight is on public health. That’s where Drake University alumnus Igor Hadzisulejmanovic, PH’13, GR’15, steps in....


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:58:08 PM

Crew Scholars: Community and Leading Change

Since 2015, the Crew Scholars program has been a catalyst for Drake students of color who want to achieve great things at Drake, support each other’s success as students of color, and are passionate about effecting change in the community. Students in the program receive scholarships totaling at least 50 percent of their tuition and—even...


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Monday, May 11, 2020 12:43:39 PM

DVALI: Leadership in Learning and in Practice

On campus and around the world, Bulldogs are leading in their classrooms, communities, and workplaces. Many of them are also students and graduates of Drake University’s Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute (DVALI). DVALI provides leadership training and facilitates opportunities for intentional learning, skill development, and self-reflection. “DVALI’s purpose is to help students feel more confident...


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Monday, May 11, 2020 11:55:09 AM

Remembering Herb Baum, BN’59

It is with profound sadness that Drake University shares the news that former Trustee, generous philanthropist, and alumnus Herbert M. Baum passed away Monday morning, April 20, at the age of 83. Herb was a proud Bulldog and transformative leader who gave generously of his time and financial resources to make the world a better...


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:29:40 AM

Politics Come Alive for Alumni and Students

Politics come alive at Drake University, especially in a presidential election cycle. Drake hosted 22 presidential candidates at dozens of rallies, forums, and town halls during the 2020 cycle. Additionally, Drake was the site of a Democratic debate (broadcast live from Sheslow Auditorium) and a visit from a sitting U.S. president: President Donald Trump appeared...


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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:06:25 PM

Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

National pharmacy leader, Charlie Porter, PH’70, of Jefferson, Iowa has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Weaver Medal of Honor recognizes an individual’s dedication to making a substantial impact on the...


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Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:22:53 AM

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