Student Alumni Association | SAA

Students Today. Alumni Forever.

 

 

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SAA Board

SAA Board

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SAA Students at Papa Kenos

Alumni Connections

Alumni Connections

Discover the unique experiences you share with alumni and build relationships.

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Traditions

Traditions

When you enroll at Drake, you become an integral part of the University’s rich history and traditions.

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Philanthropy & Service

Philanthropy & Service

When we talk about building a culture of philanthropy, we are talking about more than just monetary support.

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Catch the Philanthropy Bug

 

Catch the Philanthropy Bug



Maddie Levitt’s life as a philanthropist, Drake Trustee and friend of Drake inspires students to find their passion for philanthropy and volunteering.

As the national chairperson for two Drake fundraising campaigns, Maddie helped raise millions for Drake University including giving $5 million of her own money to the University.

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About

We are SAA, a student organization built around the concept that Drake is more than just a four-year experience.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enrich the student experience at Drake University by instilling an enduring sense of pride in university traditions and values, cultivating a culture of institutional philanthropy, and building meaningful, lasting connections between students and alumni. The Student Alumni Association is distinguished by targeted niche programming, a strong effort toward collaboration, and a passion from all things Drake. This mission is the driving force behind all things SAA associated and acts as a solid foundation in which our three pillars, networking, traditions, and philanthropy, are built. It is our vision and our hope to focus on deepening connections with our institution by enhancing the student experience and building a life-long love and enthusiasm for Drake University.

 

Social Media

Follow us on social media at the links below.

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DrakeSAA/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/drake_saa/

 

Join SAA

The Drake University Student Alumni Association (SAA) is a student organization that focuses on creating an engaging campus experience for Drake students while providing them with valuable opportunities to network with Drake alumni.

Members of SAA get the privilege of attending exclusive events, working to foster campus-wide Drake pride, and serving on committees or holding leadership positions within the organization.

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DU Good with SAA

Learn more about what SAA is doing to celebrate DU Good Month, below.

Little Free Pantries | Month of October (and continued support throughout 2020)

Everybody Eats Mile: October 16-18

  • The Drake Student Alumni Association invites all Bulldogs to sign-up and run or walk a mile, on your own time, October 16-18. Your entry fee will go toward buying food to stock the Little Free Pantries around Drake, which provide nourishment to the people in our neighborhood who are facing food insecurity. Then get running and walking! Post your race on social media with #DUGoodMonth and share that you’re racing to ensure everyone can eat!
  • Students can register for free—your entry is covered by Drake Student Alumni Association’s Maddie’s Circle Grant.

I Heart Drake Week: Wednesday, October 21 | Noon-3:00pm | Helmick Commons South

  • Come to Helmick Commons and share your appreciation for those who make your Drake experience meaningful.
  • Join Griff II for lunch and treats + receive cool Drake swag.

Paul Morrison Spruce-Up Day: Saturday, October 24 | 10:00-Noon

  • A day to honor legendary Drake Alum, Paul Morrison, by inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to join with the Drake neighborhood to spruce-up the Drake neighborhood. Help neighbors who are still cleaning up after the Derecho.
  • Join us at 10:00 am. Meeting location to TBD.
  • Look for a link to sign-up and get a free T shirt.

Drive-Up Halloween Hoops: Thursday, October 29 | 4:30-7:30pm

  • Student Alumni Association and Drake Public Law Scholars with support from the Boys and Girls Club, invite students to volunteer to help provide a safe and free Halloween night for families in the Drake Neighborhood.
  • Families may drive-up and receive a prepacked bag of goodies for the children.

 

Meet the SAA Board

If you need to contact someone specifically you can reach out to them via their contact information below.

Kiley Kahler

Kiley Kahler

SAA President

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Liza Vinyon

Liza Vinyon

VP Operations

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Emma Brewer

Emma Brewer

VP of Sustainability

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Lesly Velazquez-Moralez

Lesly Velazquez-Moralez

VP of Traditions

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DJ Henson

DJ Henson

VP of Traditions

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Marguerite Stoffel

Marguerite Stoffel

VP of Campus and Community Engagement

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Sydney Rottinghaus

Sydney Rottinghaus

VP of Campus and Community Engagement

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Lindsey Grask

Lindsey Grask

VP of Philanthropy

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Annika Hurd

Annika Hurd

VP of Philanthropy

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Brian Orellana

Brian Orellana

VP of Membership

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Reagan Gerry

Reagan Gerry

VP of Membership

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Sophie Christensen

Sophie Christensen

VP Senior Programming



Public Relations Major, Sophomore
 

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Cora Holt

Cora Holt

Director of Mentorship

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Stephanie Kiel

Stephanie Kiel

VP Alumni Connections

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Kayla Markuson

Kayla Markuson

VP Ambassador Program

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Hannah Groman

Hannah Groman

VP Communications: PR Director

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Abby Schindel

Abby Schindel

VP Communications: Social Media Specialist

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Maddie Haun

Maddie Haun

VP Communications: Creative Director

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Kim Jones

Kim Jones

Assistant Director



Student Engagement

Phone: (515) 271-3935

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Supporters just like you help to make a difference every day.