Alumni and Friends

Welcome to the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni page!
The purpose of this page is to keep you updated and informed on upcoming events, news and sponsorship opportunities.
Do you have news or accomplishments you'd like to share? Please let us know.
Contact Jackie Howard at 1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 4050 or email at

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To make a contribution to Drake University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences through the Annual Fund (click here). To donate to the Granberg, Karbeling or Larson Awards, please contact Jackie Howard at 515-271-4050 or via email at


A tradition that started in 1998, each year Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences formally welcomes incoming students to the professional pharmacy program during our White Coat Ceremony. Each student is presented with her or his own white coat and nametag. Together, they recite the pledge of professionalism before their families, friends and the College faculty.

This ceremony serves as a symbolic rite of passage. Through the simple gesture of slipping a white coat over their shoulders, this ceremony is a meaningful celebration of the next chapter in these students’ lives – beginning the professional pharmacy program at Drake.

Alums and friends of the college are asked to sponsor white coats for our incoming students. By sponsoring a student, our alums are sending a strong message to our students that they are part of a larger community of Drake friends and pharmacists. Our students have been truly touched by the generosity of our alums that have participated in this program.

The cost to sponsor a student’s white coat is $50.  An additional gift of $50, $100 or $150 will also provide funds for the Student Travel Fund. This fund provides support for students that would like to attend professional meetings, scientific conferences or other professional development opportunities. If you would like to participate in the White Coat Sponsorship Program contact Jackie Howard at 1-800-44-DRAKE x 4050 or email her at

Previous White Coat Ceremonies


CPHS Recognition Ceremony

Ellis Lab Dedication

Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi performs at local Health Fair
View our recent flash mob

Smith to receive Excellence in Innovation Award
Chris Smith (Pharmacy, 2000)
Michigan Pharmacists Association

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National Advisory Council

View composites for a fraternity or a particular year, or search for an individual using the Pharmacy Fraternity Composite form.

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CPHS Upcoming Events
Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 17 @ 4 p.m.
[Knapp Center]
Undergraduate Commencement [B.S., Health Sciences]
Sunday, May 18 @ 10 a.m.
[Knapp Center]
Graduate and Doctoral Commencement [PharmD]
Sunday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
[Knapp Center]
April 1, 2014
Global and National Public Health Week at Drake University will begin Wednesday, April 2, and continues Monday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 9. Five events will be held throughout the week—all of which are free and open to the public.