Paul Morrison has been a powerful presence on Drake’s campus for decades. What began as a student college experience evolved into a lifelong love affair—that continues. His support and inspiration for student-athletes over the years is perhaps best understood in their own words: If you haven’t yet read “Fan of the Century” in the Spring 2017 issue of Blue, you must.
Mr. Drake will celebrate his 100th birthday on July 25, and all Bulldogs are invited to share best wishes, favorite memories, and good stories.
My husband, Robb, and I are both Drake graduates and four-year letter winners, so we’ve known Paul since we went to school here. Paul brings a wealth of history and stories to the table in regard to all sports at Drake. It’s amazing how sharp he is with names of former athletes and related tidbits of personal information, even to this day. One of the legacies he’s left is his idea to compile a file folder for every Drake letter winner. In it, he would cut out articles and photos from his or her collegiate career and following that include career accomplishments and any correspondence he had with them over the years. Every year we have requests for copies of a former letter winner’s file, which are stored in numerous file cabinets in our archive, and the recipients are always amazed and thankful to receive that personal bit of history. I doubt there is another university with a comparable collection of individual history like we have in that room. I wish him the happiest of birthdays! -Carolyn Hill, ED’80, Assistant Athletic Director & Relays Operations Manager
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