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Don Adams arrived at Drake in 1969 as vice president of student life. Since then, Bulldogs have been inspired and encouraged through his mentorship and guidance. Even in retirement, Don continues to empower students through the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute, which was founded in his honor.
Last year 18 students received grants that helped them travel to present academic papers, attend conferences, and more. See how these opportunities helped two students prepare for their future.
Brooke Miller knew she wanted to be a Bulldog when she took her first campus tour. Today, thanks to the Paul F. Morrison Scholarship, her dream of attending Drake is a reality.
Drake junior Roy Ju gained valuable professional experience through Project Bulldog, a program that exists because of philanthropic support. Through Project Bulldog, Ju developed a new business idea for a study guide for actuarial exams. His study methods are getting a lot of attention, as he is also the youngest person to ever receive the highest professional designation in the field of actuaries.
Austin Mouw, LW’15 was well on his way to a strong career before completing his degree. Mouw, a recipient of the Samuel Logue Scholarship, was offered the opportunity to argue before the Iowa Supreme Court during his 3L year and won two cases before the Court of Appeals.
A love for Drake University is contagious for the Noyce family. Patricia and Richard Noyce believed strongly that the college experience should extend beyond the classroom, and that community was the key to a holistic education, according to their son, Jim Noyce, BN’78. Patricia and Richard were recently remembered and recognized publicly for their gifts that will continue to benefit the next generation of Bulldog students.
Kelly Nuckolls said Drake Law School’s generous scholarships have made it possible for her to pursue her desired career path. She found the perfect fit for her ambitions at Drake Law, where she is working toward a certificate in food and agricultural law and a certificate in legislative practice.