University Advancement

Student Alumni Association

Students Today. Alumni Forever.



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. 

SAA also maintains and upholds the official Drake University Traditions program, which lives in The Bulldog Book, a publication written and programmed by SAA. The Student Alumni Association is led by an executive board of six student alumni ambassadors, along with two non-voting members who serve as secretary and treasurer to the executive board. 

Student Alumni Association Website


Student Alumni Association Executive Board 

Ben Weinberg

VP Finance
Alex Ghekas

VP Membership & Recruitment
Nathan Jacobson

VP Communications: Project Manager
Mari Moroz

VP Communications: Creative Director
Jordan McEntaffer

VP Communications: Editorial Director
Olivia Decelles

VP Alumni Connections
Molly Brandt

VP Alumni Connections Liaison
Jacey Redman

VP Campus Engagement: Partnerships
Ashley Blazek

VP Campus Engagement: Special Events
Richie Serrano

VP Student Philanthropy
Krysta Thomason

VP Student Service
Delaney Walsh

VP Traditions: Program Engagement Chair
Meghan Walters

VP Traditions: Signature Events Chair
Jan Hendrickson

Student Philanthropy & Service Liaison
Amber Young Ripplinger

Interested in joining the Student Alumni Association, or are you a Drake Alum who would like to connect with current Drake students? Please contact Kim Jones, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, or (515)271-3935.  

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  2. Step 2 Registration
Sunday January 01
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