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Welcome To Drake University

Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881. The is comprised six colleges and Drake University offers a University unique blend of the ofliberal arts and schools that offpreparation er more thanin 70an majors. The College of Arts and focused Sciences professional educational environment off ers numerous majors in its four divisions and staff supports completely on undergraduate personalized learning. Drake faculty and are the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business totally committed to helping students—on an individual baand Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and sis—to learn and prepare personal fulfillment, and professional Mass Communication supportfor extensive undergraduate graduate success, and service to their community. programming. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide doctorates. Few institutions can equal or professional surpass Drake’s unique combina-

tion of advantages.

More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with part-time, law •andRanked theis top two universities reputation for edugraduateamong students more than 5,600. The in University’s student/faccational quality of the top seven “best values” among ulty ratio of 15:1 offand ers a one high-quality, personalized experience with ample opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly by all Drake graduates per142 Midwestern Master’s universities U.S. News and(92 World cent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six Report . months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships.

• Students learn from professors, not teaching assistants. More than 90 percent ofofDrake the highest degrees Approximately 98 percent Drakefaculty full-timehold undergraduate students rein their field and work one-on-one guides ceive financial aid, including both merit- –as and teachers, need-basedmentors, assistance. Drake awards more than 5,000 scholarships each year and more $65 million and friends –with their students to help themthan achieve their in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students potential. For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for Midwest master’s universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine.

Drake's President Drake’s12th 12th President David DavidMaxwell Maxwell David Maxwell, Ph.D., who has David Maxwell, Ph.D., has been president of Drake University since May of 1999. He wasbeen director of the National Foreign president of Drake UniLanguage Center in Washington, D.C.,since from May 1993 of to 1999, versity 1999, after has serving as president of Whitman College from 1989 to 1993. Dr. extensive experience Maxwell was at Tufts University from 1971 to 1989 asina higher faculty education, institutional member in Russian language and literature, and servedstrategic as dean of undergraduate studies for eight years. curriculum planning planning, Born in New York City, Dr. Maxwell earned hiseducation. bachelor’s deand international gree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He An active andinwidely received his master’s and doctorate degrees Slavic published languages scholar on Russian literature, Dr. and literatures from Brown University. At Brown, Dr. Maxwell wasMaxwell a Brownwas University director Fellow of the and Nasubsequently a National Defense Education Act Fellow. He was tional Foreign Language Center a Fulbright Fellow in Moscow, USSR, in 1970-71, and at Tufts rein Washington, D.C., from 1993and to ceived the Lillian Leibner Award for distinguished teaching 1999, after president of Whitman College from 1989 advising. Atserving Tufts heas also twice received the Senior Class Citation for Distinguished In 1991 the University Graduto 1993. He was aService. faculty member andBrown dean of undergraduate ate School of Arts and Sciences awarded him the Distinguished studies at Tufts University prior to joining Whitman. Alumnus Citation. Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor’s degree in Russian area

Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a fullenvironment. range of undergraduate and tell master’s programs, and main• A family Alumni will you their Drake experitained its No. reputation for academic ence has had2aposition lasting in impact throughout theirquality lives –(peer that assessDrake ment). helped them become who they wanted to be.


• Learning and experience. Nearly 75 percent of Drake have ts atofleast one during their unDrake students combines will the benefi a safe andinternship friendly “small town” campus with the advantages of –a giving capital Drake city. Thegraduates Des Moines metro advantage area, with a dergraduate careers a huge population of more 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible culwhen entering thethan world of work. tural, entertainment and career-building experiences.

• TheMore than percent Drake within six capital city 75 of Iowa and aofcenter forstudents insurance,graduate government, publishyears—much faster those in universities— ing, business and more,than Des Moines is apublic great place to land internships or start a career, enjoy classic architecture, experience metroand more than 90 modern percentart ofor each year’s graduates are employed politan amenities explore scenic bicycle trails. six months of graduaor accepted to aorgraduate program within tion.

The city’s diverse offerings include the antiques shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown’s lively East Village and Athletics, sports intramurals a pivotal in Court Avenue club districts; a zoo,and science center and play art museum; androle the anshaping the Drake experience. men’s andthe women’s teams nual Des Moines Arts Festival, which Both is ranked among top fine arts festivals in theincountry. compete the Missouri Valley Conference at the Division I level

in basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, track and field, volleyBut and don’ttennis. just take our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger’s Perball sonal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities Drake football League) and women’s crew in the country to live,(Pioneer work andFootball play. are Division I non-scholarship sports.

studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Brown University. President Maxwell serves on the Community Board of the President Maxwell serves on the the Wells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska andCommunity is a memberBoard of the of GreatWells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska and is member of the Greater er Des Moines Committee. pastmember memberof of the the board board of Des Moines Committee. HeHeis isa apast of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, past president of the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, past chair of the Iowa Association Association of of Independent Independent Colleges Colleges and and Universities, Universities, and and of of the the Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business/Higher Education of the Executive Education Forum, the BoardCommittee of Trusteesofofthe theBusiness/Higher Council on Economic Development theofeditorial of Council Peer Review. He also isDean Forum, the and Board Trusteesboard of the on Economic education associate of the Conference Board. velopment and the editorial board of Peer Review. He also is an education associate of the Conference Board.

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Athletic Administration Athletic Administration Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb

Sandy Hatfield Clubb Athletic Director Since Sandy Hatfield Clubb has taken over as athletic director, Drake athletics has gained stature and prominence in the community and recognition Since Sandy nationwide. Hatfield Clubb has taken Quickly and emphatically Hatfield Clubb over as athletic director, Drake athletics has the landscape of Drake athlethas changed gained stature and prominence in the ics, both figuratively and A new era community and recognition in Drake athletics began May Hatfi 30, 2006, when Quickly and emphatically eld Clubb Hatfi eld Clubbthe was named the school’s 16th has changed landscape of Drake athletathletic ics, bothdirector. figuratively and literally. The appointment of athletics Hatfield Clubb, who A new era in Drake began May was the senior of athletics 30, 2006, whenassociate Hatfield director Clubb was named and senior women’s administrator the school’s 16th athletic director. at Arizona State, a national search that includTheconcluded appointment of Hatfi eld Clubb, who ed 40associate applicantsdirector for the position. wasmore the than senior of athletHatfieldwomen’s Clubb is the perfect person ics“Sandy and senior administrator at to build State, on theconcluded wonderful aprogress Drake Arizona nationalofsearch that included more thanDave 40 applicants for” Athletics achieved during Blank’s tenure, the position. said Drake President David Maxwell. “She has “Sandy Hatfi eld Clubb is the perfect pera national reputation for her great success in sonfacets to build on the wonderful atprogress all of athletics administration a major of DrakeI institution Athletics and, achieved during Dave Division at the same time, she Blank’s tenure,” said Drake David has an understanding of andPresident passion for the Maxwell. “She hasathletics a national reputation for distinctive role of at Drake University. her“Sandy’s great success ofof athletics adfocus is in onall thefacets quality experience ministration at a major I institution for student-athletes andDivision on the value of recand, at and the wellness same time, she has reation programs for an theunderentire standing of She andispassion for to theexcellence distinctive community. committed in role ofacademics athletics at Drake University. both and athletics, and has been focus is on the quality of experithe“Sandy’s architect of highly innovative programs enceintegrate for student-athletes and the value that the two. Sandy alsoonhas had sigof recreation and wellness programs for nificant experience in working with coachesthe to entirehighly community. She isprograms. committed to her exbuild competitive With cellence in both academics and athletics, experience, expertise, passion and considerand has been the architect of highly able interpersonal skills, Sandy will beinnovaa great tive programs that integrate the two. Sandy leader for Drake Athletics and a wonderful amalso has had significant experience in workbassador for the University as a whole.” ing with coaches to build highly competi“It is a great honor to be a member of the tive programs. With her experience, experDrake University family,” Hatfield Clubb said. tise, passion and considerable interpersonal “President Maxwell’s vision for excellence is skills, Sandy will be a great leader for Drake well-articulated campus comAthletics and athroughout wonderful the ambassador for munity. I was attracted to Drake because of its the University as a whole. ” commitment academics the trueofinte“It is a greattohonor to beand a member the gration of the student-athletes as Clubb well assaid. the Drake University family,” Hatfield desire for continued athletics. “President Maxwell’s excellence vision for inexcellence Drake’s coaches and throughout administrators arecampus among is well-articulated the

community. I was attracted to Drake because of its commitment to academics and the true integration of the student-athletes the bestasinthe thedesire country I enjoy working dias well forand continued excellence rectly with them. ” coaches and administrain athletics. Drake’s Hatfi Clubbthe is the third to serve tors areeld among best in woman the country andasI athletic directordirectly in the Missouri Valley enjoy working with them. ” Conference. Hatfi Clubbisis the one third of 25 women Hatfi eldeld Clubb womanathto letic at the 334 schools NCAA servedirectors as athletic director in theplaying Missouri ValDivision I basketball and first in ley Conference. Hatfi eldthe Clubb is Iowa. one of 25 She is athletic active indirectors the National Association of women at the 334 schools Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, playing NCAA Division I basketball and the which first instrives Iowa. to enhance college athletics and to She promote the growth, and success is active in the leadership National Association Collegiate Womenadministrators, Athletics Adminisof women as athletics profestrators,staff which strives enhance college sional , coaches and to student-athletes. athletics to promote the triathlete, growth, leadAn avidand swimmer, cyclist and Hatership andgrew success women Md., as athletics fi eld Clubb up inofBethesda, and her administrators, staff,ofcoaches husband, Jeffrey professional Clubb, is a native Sigourand Iowa. student-athletes. ney, They are the parents of two children a member thea NCAA Men’s Bas- aShe son,isTristan, eight,ofand daughter, Skyelar, ketball Issues Committee and the WBCA fi ve. Committee on Basketball Hatfield Clubb earned aIssues. bachelor’s degree eld Clubb also serves the Meals in Hatfi business administration and on a master’s defrominthe Heartland Board of Directors. gree education from the University of Texasavid swimmer, cyclist El An Paso. Upon graduation, sheand wastriathlete, assistant Hatfield coach Clubbatgrew up in Bethesda, Md., aquatics Washington and Lee Univerandfrom her husband, Jeffthrough rey Clubb, a native sity August 1989 Julyis1990. of She Sigourney, Iowa. They the parents of joined Arizona Stateare in 1990 as a mantwo children - a and son, became Tristan, and a daughter, agement intern assistant to the Skyelar. of athletics in 1992. She was promotdirector Hatfield Clubb earned a bachelor’s degree ed to assistant director of athletics for student in business administration and a master’s and administrative services in 1996 and in this degree in education from the University of position she created a life skills program for Texas-El Paso. Upon graduation, she was asstudent-athletes has at been recognizedand nasistant aquatics that coach Washington tionally as a Program Excellence. Lee University fromofAugust 1989 through In 1990. 1998 Hatfield Clubb was named associate July director of athletics for student and1990 academic She joined Arizona State in as a services at Arizona State. Since 2002 she was management intern and became assistant ASU’s associate director athletics and to thesenior director of athletics in of 1992. She was served as the senior woman administrator to promoted to assistant director of athletics the c-10and Conference and the NCAA. for Pacifi student administrative services in In her at Arizona Hatfi eld 1996 and16 in years this position she State, created a life Clubb had a broad range of experience all skills program for student-athletes thatinhas aspects of athletics administration, from dibeen recognized nationally as a Program of rect oversight and administration of intercolExcellence. legiate programs, and academic In 1998 Hatfieldcompliance Clubb was named associsupport, management, personnel ate director of athletics for studentand and budacaget, to services fundraising and community relations. demic at Arizona State. Since 2002 She had been extensive in representing she has ASU’sexperience senior associate director not only ASU athletics, alsosenior the university of athletics and servedbut as the woman as a whole, to alumni, the Greater administrator to the supporters, Pacific-10 Conference and the community, NCAA. Phoenix and to national organizaIn her years at Arizona State, Hatfield tions and 16 corporations. Clubb has had a broad range of experience in all aspects of athletics administration, from direct oversight and administration of intercollegiate programs, compliance and academic support, management, personnel and budget, to fundraising and community relations. She has had extensive experience in representing not only ASU athletics, but also the university as a whole, to alumni, supporters, the Greater Phoenix community, and to national organizations and corporations.

Jean Berger

Mike Cigelman

Mike Cigelman Associate A.D. Associate A.D.

Dennis Francois Associate A.D. Associate A.D.

Heather Weems Mark Kostek Associate AssociateA.D. A.D.

Mark Kostek Leah Combs Assistant A.D. Business

Jim Noyce Major Gift Officer

Jacki Embry Director of Ticket Brett Saddoris Operations

Jacki Embry Director of Ticket Operations

Brian Gabel Marketing Director


Marketing Director

Rick Rungaitis Drake Sports Network

Jim Shimon Development Director

Kevin Zihlman Compliance Director

Shanna Shan nna Fountain Director of Athletic Academic Services

Kevin Zihlman Compliance Director

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First-Class Facilities Every athletic program at Drake benefits from first-class facilities.






The Facilities that benefit all student-athletes at Drake continue to improve to where they are considered at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake's intercollegiate athletic teams have several complexes available, including the Drake Knapp Center, Tennis Center, Drake Fieldhouse, Drake Stadium featuring the Jim Duncan Track, Bell Center, Ron Buel Softball Field and the Cownie Soccer Complex. The Drake softball team is in its 12th year utilizing the Jacobson Complex, which was completed in the summer of 1996. The complex, which includes throwing venues for the javelin, discus and hammer throws during track and field meets, was made possible thanks to a $150,000 gift from Richard O. Jacobson. The Drake Knapp Center, a $12.5 million sports and recreation center, was completed in October of 1992. This facility is the "Home of the Bulldogs" for men's and women's basketball, volleyball and other selected sporting events. The arena seats 7,152. Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Drake Knapp Center are five universal courts for basketball and volleyball, four racquetball/handball courts, a threelane, 200-meter jogging track, a 5,800 square-foot weight training area and team locker rooms. The Drake Tennis Center features six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Athletic team lockers, meeting rooms and the tennis coaches offices are located here as well. It has been the site of both the Missouri Valley Conference men's and women's tennis championships. Next to the tennis complex is a practice field for the Drake men's and women's soccer teams. The practice field consists of 125x75 yards of natural grass. The Cownie Soccer Complex, located on the south side of Des Moines, has hosted several national tournaments and was the site of the 2004 MVC Women's Soccer Tournament. The Bell Center is Drake's recreation and athletic facility. It includes a 25-meter, six lane indoor pool, a weight training room, a gym with three basketball or six volleyball courts, a wellness center, and equipment room, administrative offices, men's and women's locker rooms, a student lounge area and offices. Drake Stadium not only serves as the home of the Bulldog football team, but also the Drake Relays, known as "America's Athletic Classic" - one of the most popular track and field venues in the world. The stadium is the focal point of the Drake campus each April when it hosts the Drake Relays - the premier sporting event in Iowa which attracts world-class athletes, including many gold medalists. The stadium underwent a $15 million renovation in the fall of 2005 and hosted the 2007 NCAA Midwest Regional Track and Field Championships and the 2008 Division I NCAA Track and Field Championships. Stadium improvements included a new Mondo surface track, a state of the art artificial grass field by FieldTurf for football and soccer, Musco Lighting for night events, a new scoreboard and throwing venues for the javelin, discus and hammer throw on a field north of the stadium. Drake Stadium was built in 1925 in a building project that also furnished the 4,000 seat Drake Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse includes an indoor track, a tartan court area, as well as equipment and locker rooms and coaches offices.


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CHAMPS Life Skills D

rake University is proud to be participating in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) launched by the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association in 1994. Today, CHAMPS/ Life Skills continues to grow on campuses across the country through the leadership of the NCAA Education Outreach staff. This all-encompassing program wraps itself around the individual during his/her collegiate career and serves as a link between the student-athlete and the campus-wide opportunities they often have difficulty accessing. The goal of the program is to afford each student-athlete the opportunity to discover and develop his/her strengths, values, goals and vision as an individual, focusing on the well being of the whole person, not just the student or the athlete. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program consists of five commitments: academic excellence, personal development, community service, career development, and athletic excellence. Shanna Fountain, director of athletic academic services, is in her second year serving as coordinator of Drake's CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.

Members of the Drake women’s basketball team participated in the Drake campus Street Painting, a campus tradition held prior to every Drake Relays.


Academic orientation Individual academic counseling Mid-semester progress reports Study skills training


Goal setting Time management Stress management Communication skills Student-athlete advisory committee


Interview training Career fair Resume preparation

COMMUNITY SERVICE Drake athletic teams, like the men’s soccer team pictured here, annually conduct youth clinics in central Iowa.

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MAD DOGS MVC Just Read! Program Team pen pal program Mentoring youth

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Athletic & Strength Training

The Drake athletic weight room is one of the best in the Missouri Valley Conference as the 5,700 square foot facility boasts a 41-yard Astroturf training area specifically for speed, agility and plyometric training. In addition, 11 new multi-use power stations allow student-athletes to train using the latest techniques.


rake student-athletes train in the Knapp Center weight room, located just steps from the basketball court. The 5,700 square foot weight room has 11 multi-use power stations, nine platforms for explosive Olympic-style weightlifting and a 41-yard long cushioned, turf training surface used for stretching, agility and plyometric training. Each athlete participates in a sport-specific program designed to prevent injuries and improve athletic performance on the court. Each training session is led by a certified strength and conditioning coach to insure proper technique, tempo and intensity. Strength and conditioning coaches Mike Burch, Tyler Fisher and Josh Edwards monitor progress through extensive strength and speed testing and adjust workouts based on each athlete's needs. Every athlete trains both in-season and off-season to prepare for competition. KEYS TO SUCCESS • Educate each athlete on correct training techniques, proper athletic nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. • Design sport and position specific training programs which will decrease injury and improve athletic performance. • Provide a facility, equipment and environment that will promote consistent and intense training.

Drake athletes receive the best of care in both the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. The Drake athletics program offers its student-athletes a highly professional medical staff consisting of four full-time certified trainers, who are supplemented by highly respected graduate and undergraduate students. The Drake University Sports Medicine Program seeks to provide the finest education, medical care and physical rehabilitation possible for its student-athletes. Head trainer Scott Kerr, along with fulltime assistants Angie Dahl, Frank Neu and Gary Williamson work with Drake's graduate and undergraduate student trainers to provide athletic training services for all of Drake's varsity athletic teams. The facilities designated for sports medicine offer the athletes a multitude of equipment for care and rehabilitation. When injuries do occur, however, Drake's expert athletic training staff draws on proven methods and modes of treatment, care and rehabilitation to help ensure that Drake student-athletes have a full and rapid recovery. Among the many other services being performed through the Drake training program are dietary counseling and studentathlete alcohol and drug education. Drake University's sports medicine staff continues to implement new techniques and ideas to offer the best possible medical attention to its athletes.

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