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Drake State Welding Students Receive Professional Certification

11/20/2014

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J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Named to Victory Media's 2015 Military Friendly Schools List

11/17/2014

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Student Spotlight: The Ultimate Summer Vacation

11/17/2014

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Student Spotlight: The Importance of Encouragement and Paying it Forward

11/17/2014

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Drake State Atomic Wing Challenge: And the Winner is...

11/17/2014

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Drake State to Host 2015 Open Enrollment Sessions

11/13/2014

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Drake State Gets a Fall Makeover

9/18/2014

Awarded $10,000 Home Depot Campus Improvement Grant

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Drake State Gets a Fall Makeover

9/15/2014

Awarded $10,000 Home Depot Campus Improvement Grant

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Student Journey: From Oblivious to Enlightened

8/28/2014

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Drake State to Host 2014-2015 Butterfly Project

8/27/2014

Junior League of Huntsville and Drake State partner for community project.

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Drake State Leaders Appointed to New Presidential Roles

6/13/2014

ACCS Chancellor, Dr. Mark Heinrich, announced leadership changes at Drake State and Gadsden State.

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Drake State Announces 2014 Graduation Ceremony

5/6/2014

Commencement Convocation Ceremony on May 8 at 6:00 pm - VBC, South Hall.

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SES and Drake State Form NAMTEC Partnership

5/6/2014

Mechatronics training will yield SES employee workforce.

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Drake State Announces Alabama’s Second Mechatronics Program

5/2/2014

Partnership will produce multi-skilled manufacturing technicians.

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Drake State Queen Wins National Social Media Video Competition

2/18/2014

Ms. Antoinette Cooper's video draws attention to her proposed local community service initiative.

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Plus 50 Encore Completion Grant Awarded to Drake State

11/8/2013

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Drake State To Train Older Workers

10/24/2013

Drake State will offer special healthcare-related training to students ages 50+.

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Welding Competition Showcases Area's Best Technical Talent

10/24/2013

Students from various counties in Northern Alabama descended upon Drake State to display the best of their technical skill at the regional competition.

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Drake State Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

9/10/2013

Drake State recognized for its commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes.

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Drake State is now a 100% Tobacco Free Campus

8/12/2013

For the health of our Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors, we are now a Tobacco Free Campus

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Drake State and Aerojet Rocketdyne Partner for New Scholarship Opportunity

8/9/2013

New scholarship available for students pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.

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SBA and Drake State Form Strategic Alliance

7/25/2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Alabama District Office will sign a strategic alliance memorandum with J. F. Drake State Technical College.

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Drake State and Calhoun Host 12th Annual Student Leadership Institute

7/10/2013

Drake State and Calhoun will welcome more than 450 Alabama community college student leaders, as well as sponsors and deans of student services for the 12th Annual Student Leadership Institute (SLI).

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Drake State and Athens State - Reverse Articulation Agreement

5/14/2013

The two colleges entered into an agreement on May 13, 2013.

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Kids to Love Success Story

5/14/2013

Kids to Love Scholarship recipient graduates from Drake State.

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Graduation Photo Gallery - Al.com

5/10/2013

Photos and article by AL.com about Drake State Graduation 2013

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The Buggy Has Landed

5/2/2013

The Drake State Moon Buggy team shows well at the 20th Annual NASA Moon Buggy Race.

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Drake State and Aerojet Partner for New Scholarship Opportunity

4/30/2013

Local industry partner's foundation to provide funding for a NEW scholarship beginning Fall 2013.

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Drake State Sends Team to Moonbuggy Race

4/23/2013

Drake State's Moon Buggy Team will compete with teams from across the globe at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

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Drake State Offering FREE Construction Training

4/18/2013

Drake State will be offering FREE construction training courses for residents of the region who are currently unemployed or under employed and have a desire to enter the field of construction.

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Community E-Club Meeting

4/15/2013

Monthly Community E-Club Meeting scheduled for May 6

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Culinary Program Cooks Up Prizes

4/15/2013

Students and faculty of the Culinary Arts Program recently won top honors at The Red Diamond Food Expo & Cooking Competition.

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Students Receive Awards at Phi Beta Lambda Conference

4/15/2013

Two students received honors at the 2013 Phi Beta Lambda Conference Competitions.

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Army Tuition Assistance Program Reinstated

4/10/2013

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Cyber security expert gives dose of reality in talk at Drake State Technical College

4/8/2013

Report from Crystal Crystal Bonvillian of AL.com from the Drake State Cyber Security Conference.

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UAH and Drake State Create Partnership for Transfer Students

3/11/2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 11, 2013) — J. F. Drake State Technical College and The University of Alabama in Huntsville announced plans today to create a partnership that will clear a path for Drake State students to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UAH.

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12th Annual Automotive Club Car Show - THIS SATURDAY

3/6/2013

The public is invited to this annual event featuring a wide variety of classic and modern cards.

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Entrepreneurship Club To Meet March 11

2/27/2013

Drake State will hold an entrepreneurship club (E-Club) meeting Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.

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Student Receives Welding Award

2/26/2013

Drake State welding student Tedshon Gibbs placed 4th (out of 20) in the 4th annual American Welding Society welding contest.

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Vote For Drake State in the Retool Your School Contest

2/18/2013

Voting has begun in the Home Depot Retool Your School contest, and it's time to vote for Drake State.

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Summer Educational Programs

2/18/2013

Drake State Technical College is currently accepting participants for its Summer Education Opportunities.

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South African Delegation Visits Drake State

2/13/2013

Drake State hosted a group from South Africa who are part of a program called Community Colleges: A Project for South Africa.

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Author and Civil Rights Activist To Speak at Drake State February 12

1/15/2013

As part of Drake State's Black History Month program on February 12, author and civil rights activist James Meredith will speak about his experiences in the civil rights movement.

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Drake State Receives $900K Grant From National Science Foundation

1/31/2013

Drake State has received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $899,792 in Advanced Technology Education funds to implement a nationwide program to develop digital systems technicians.

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Chancellor Visits Drake State

1/22/2013

On Thursday, Jan. 17, Dr. Mark Heinrich, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), made a visit to the campus of J.F. Drake State Technical College.

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Chancellor’s Award Nominees Recognized at ACCS Ceremony

12/6/2012

Chancellor’s Award nominees from J.F. Drake State Technical College were recognized at the recent Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor’s Awards ceremony.

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Direct Deposit for Student Account Refunds

12/3/2012

Drake State is implementing Direct Deposit enrollment for all student account refunds.

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Coat and Blanket Drive For Downtown Rescue Mission

11/21/2012

Drake State’s recent coat and blanket drive collected more than forty coats and 10 blankets for the Downtown Rescue Mission.

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Drake State Hosts High School Welding Competition

11/15/2012

High school welding students from area technical programs recently competed in J.F. Drake State Technical College’s third annual welding competition.

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Drake State Representative at National Science Foundation Conference

11/13/2012

Robert Grissim, engineering graphics instructor at J.F. Drake State Technical College, represented the school at the recent National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education Principal Investigators Conference.

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Drake State Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation

10/31/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College has been granted accreditation for its Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program by HVAC Excellence.

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Fall 2012 Coronation at Drake State

10/29/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College recently held the Fall 2012 Royal Court Coronation.

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Drake State Hosts Visitors From Soldier For Life Office

10/29/2012

Lt. Col. Vernon Lightner and Master Sgt. Jose Lopez from the U.S. Army’s Soldier for Life office recently visited J.F. Drake State Technical College.

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Student Scholarships

10/17/2012

Drake State students Terrell Brown and Jamie Logan recently received scholarships from the Leadership Huntsville Class 25 State Government Committee.

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Dr. Patricia Sims Named To Board of Forever Wild Land Trust

10/5/2012

Dr. Patricia Sims, dean of instructional and student services at J.F. Drake State Technical College, has been appointed to the Forever Wild Land Trust Board of Trustees by Gov. Robert Bentley.

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Drake State Named To 2013 Military Friendly Schools® List

9/18/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College has been named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list.

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Graduation Class September 12

9/11/2012

Planning to graduate? Please attend Graduation Class GRA123 September 12.

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Drake State Receives Accreditation From Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

8/16/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College has received membership into the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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Day and Evening Classes Are Available For Fall 2012

8/15/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College fall registration goes through August 16, and day and evening classes are available.

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Makeup Workshops Offered in September

8/10/2012

Drake State will offer September workshops in the fundamentals of makeup as well as special effects and high fashion makeup.

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Drake State's New Television Commercials

8/7/2012

Please click on the link to see Drake State's three new commercials.

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Fall Registration August 14-16

7/24/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College will hold fall registration August 14-16.

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Drake State Students Place at National SkillsUSA Competition

6/29/2012

Four Drake State students placed in the top ten at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Kansas City, Mo.

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Link To Spring 2012 Graduation Photos

6/7/2012

Please click on the following link to view Spring 2012 graduation photos.

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Amateur Radio Club To Participate in Field Day June 23-24

6/20/2012

The J.F. Drake State Technical College Amateur Radio Club will participate in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day June 23-24.

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Ribbon Cutting

6/18/2012

Today's Ribbon Cutting for the Renewable Energy Lab and the Salon Management Technology Building

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Summer Technology Institute

6/18/2012

Drake State Technical College is hosting its seventh annual Summer Technology Institute (STI) through June 22.

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Courses Offered in CPR and EMT Training

6/13/2012

Courses are being offered in CPR/BLS and EMT Training.

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Ribbon Cutting June 18

6/13/2012

Drake State to hold ribbon cutting for Renewable Energy Laboratory and renovation of Salon Technology Building

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Summer Office Hours

5/23/2012

Drake State will observe summer office hours starting Tuesday, May 29.

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Student Receives Scholarship from Jon Mark Ivey Foundation

5/16/2012

Drake State student Robert Sharp has received a scholarship from the Jon Mark Ivey Foundation.

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Students Represent Drake State at AAUW Conference

5/8/2012

J.F. Drake State Technical College students Senora Mack and Jacquelyn “Tiffany” Michael represented the college at the recent American Association of University Women (AAUW) state convention in Hoover.

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Drake State Students Earn Medals at SkillsUSA Competition

5/2/2012

Students from J.F. Drake State Technical College brought back 11 medals from the recent SkillsUSA state competition in Birmingham.

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President of Alabama A&M University To Speak at Drake State Graduation May 10

4/27/2012

Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr., president of Alabama A&M University, will be the keynote speaker for the Drake State graduation ceremony Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in South Hall Two of the Von Braun Civic Center.

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Praise Dance Ministry To Perform April 27

4/24/2012

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Plan For Your Career With Kuder Journey

4/24/2012

Kuder Journey is a comprehensive, intuitive, and Internet-based system that helps postsecondary students and adults plan for a career, make a career change, and keep their career on track.

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Students Recognized at Recent Honors Day Ceremony

4/23/2012

Top students at Drake State were recognized at the college’s recent Honors Day Convocation.

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Drake State and Oakwood University Sign Agreement Between Schools

4/23/2012

Officials from Drake State and Oakwood University have formally signed a program articulation agreement between the schools.

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Health Sciences Appreciation Day April 24

4/20/2012

Health Sciences Appreciation Day will be held Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m.­-12 p.m. in Building 100.

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Learn More About Workforce Development Course Offerings at Drake State

4/17/2012

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Drake State Students Place in Phi Beta Lambda Competition

4/16/2012

Students from J.F. Drake State Technical College won in several areas of competition at the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference.

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Application Deadline Extended To April 29 for Summer Bridge Program

4/13/2012

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Loose Change Collection

4/12/2012

In recognition of April as Community College Month, Drake State is having a loose change collection to benefit Foundation scholarships.

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Drake State Hosts 11th Annual Car Show April 14

4/12/2012

On Saturday, April 14, the Automotive Technology Program at J.F. Drake State Technical College will host its 11th Annual Car Show.

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Drake State Students Named To All-Alabama Team

4/11/2012

Drake State students Victoria Farrar and Qiana James were named to the All-Alabama Academic Team.

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April is Community College Month

4/6/2012

April is National Community College Month, and Drake State is celebrating with various activities on campus.

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Karl Henry Receives Noble Laureate Award

4/6/2012

Karl Henry has been recognized as a 2012 Noble Laureate by NAFEO.

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Drake Pride Day April 3

3/29/2012

Drake State students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Drake Pride Day on Tuesday, April 3.

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Mr. & Ms. Drake State crowned

3/20/2012

A new Mr. and Ms. Drake State Technical College have been crowned for the 2012-2013 school year.

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SGA officers named

3/20/2012

Drake State Technical College students elected officers for the Student Government Association for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Drake State students attend ERN Conference

3/14/2012

When you turn off your computer, TV or coffee pot, is it really off? Drake State Technical College students Amber Davis and Tina Hoots were curious about this and set out to find an answer.

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Candidates for Mr. & Ms. Drake, SGA speak up

3/14/2012

They were funny, confident, nervous and sincere. They used jokes, bold words and poetry to emphasize their points. They dressed to impress. Candidates for Ms. Drake, Mr. Drake and the Student Government Association here at Drake State Technical College made their cases to fellow students during campaign speeches.

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Alabama Community, Technical Colleges Make Impact on State's Economy

3/14/2012

A new report on the state’s 27 community and technical colleges estimates the Alabama Community College System’s total economic impact to be about $2.4 billion.

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2012 Summer Technology Institute

3/7/2012

Drake State is accepting applications for the Summer Technology Institute

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The Summer College Experience That Pays You!

3/6/2012

Drake State Gears up for Summer Programs

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Chancellor Hill of ACCS Visits Drake State

1/23/2012

The Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, Dr. Freida Hill, makes her official visit to Drake State campus.

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Drake State Hosts Career Fair for Renewable Energy Program

1/6/2012

Drake State partnered with Nexus Energy Center to host a career fair for the former or current students of the new Renewable Energy program.

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Drake State to Offer HVAC and HVAC/R Certification

12/21/2011

Drake State will offer the NATE HVAC and HVAC/R Certification tests beginning January 2012.

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Drake State to Offer CNC Plasma Cutting Course

12/21/2011

Drake State will offer a CNC Plasma Cutting Course beginning February 2012.

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Drake State Salutes Veterans With a Tribute

11/14/2011

Drake State faculty, staff, and students saluted Veterans in honor of Veterans Day with a Dove release.

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Drake State Automotive Technology Program Excels

11/4/2011

The Drake State Automotive Technology Program has been awarded by the NATEF.

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Drake State Congratulates Our 2011 Chancellor's Award Nominees

10/27/2011

The Class of 2011 for the Alabama Chancellor's Award was recognized at the annual luncheon on Wednesday October 26, 2011.

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Drake Hosts High School Welding Competition

10/25/2011

The Welding Department of Drake State hosted its 2nd Annual High School Welding Competition on October 10.

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New Course from Workforce Development

9/12/2011

Drake State will be offering CompTIA A+ Certification Courses.

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Drake State Offers FPGA Training Course

9/8/2011

The Office of Workforce Development will be offering an Introductory FPGA Course in October 2011.

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Drake Prepares for 50th Anniversary Celebration

8/29/2011

J.F. Drake State is hosting a series of events to commemorate the landmark 50th Anniversary of the college, starting with a Kickoff Celebration on August 30 at 6pm.

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Drake State Gets Grant To Train for Energy Jobs

8/26/2011

Drake State has received a $458,300 State Energy Sector Grant awarded by Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

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Drake State Offering Ready to Work Program

8/15/2011

A new Ready to Work Session will begin on August 24.

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Drake State Receives Cyber Security Grant

8/12/2011

Drake State Receives Scientific Leadership Award Grant From Department of Homeland Security.

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Drake State Launches New Television Commericals

7/21/2011

Check out the new commercials.

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Drake State to Host Robotics Camp

6/29/2011

Drake State will be hostsing a Robotics Camp beginning July 11.

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Sims Receives Othel L. Washington Award

6/29/2011

Dr. Patricia Sims has been named the Othel L. Washington Student Affairs Officer of the Year.

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Student Earns Prestigious Summer Internship

6/29/2011

Amber Davis spending summer studying at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Registration for Caregivers Class Continues

6/15/2011

Registration continues through today for a series of free, hands-on training sessions for caregivers offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with Drake State Technical College’s Health Science Division.

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New Associate Degree Programs for Fall

6/13/2011

An Associate Degree option will now be available for students in the Automotive and Heating and Air Conditioning programs beginning this fall.

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Going Greener - City Announces Initiatives

6/9/2011

Mayor Tommy Battle announces new energy initiative Energy Huntsville Initiative seeks to make Tennessee Valley more energy efficient, create new jobs

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Alumni Meeting

6/9/2011

Join us for an Alumni Meeting.

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Honor Roll - Fall 2010

5/25/2011

The following students have earned recognition on the college's honor roll for the Fall 2010 Semester.

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New Scholarship Opportunity Available

5/20/2011

The Draper Memorial Church of God in Christ awards the Dave Draper, Sr. Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late Superintendent Dave Draper, Sr. who served as pastor of the church for over 35 years.

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Summer Registration and New Student Orientation

5/20/2011

New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 24 - classes begin May 27.

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Executive Director of White House Initiative to Speak at Graduation Ceremony

5/10/2011

Dr. John Wilson to address graduates.

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Drake State Students Excel at SkillsUSA Competition

5/9/2011

Drake State students garner top finishes at recent state competition.

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Drake State Students Qualify for National Conference

4/19/2011

Drake State students were recognized for their business skills at the Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity’s State Leadership Conference recently held in Birmingham.

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New Mr. & Ms. Drake State Crowned

4/13/2011

Jairus Morrow and Grace Douglass were recently crowned Mr. & Ms. Drake State.

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Galloway and Ali Honored at All Alabama Academic Awards

4/13/2011

Desiree Galloway and Ja-Me-S Ali represented Drake State at the All Alabama Acaedemic Awards Program.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

4/5/2011

The nursing department is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive.

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Drake State Hosting Career Week Activities

4/4/2011

Drake State to Host Career Week Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8

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10th Annual Car Show

3/29/2011

Automotive Technology Program to present its 10th Annual Car Show.

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Drake State Announces Summer Educational Programs

3/21/2011

Plans and applications for Summer S.T.E.M. Programs are now available.

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Drake State Program Wows NSF Conference

3/21/2011

Drake State students awarded first place at Emerging Researchers Conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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Local College President Receives White House Appointment

1/20/2011

Drake State President Helen McAlpine sworn in as member of White House Initiative for HBCUs

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As Drake State moves toward SACS accreditation and possible community college status, enrollment explosion is expected

1/20/2011

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Electronic Play-Doh

12/21/2010

Drake State technology class finds future in 'electronic Play-Doh' - News from the Huntsville Times

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J. F. Drake State Technical College Chosen to Participate in National Initiative, Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future

12/21/2010

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Drake State Faculty Recognized at American Education Week Luncheon

12/21/2010

Dr. Mattie Davis and Mr. Scotty McLaughlin were recently honored by area educators for their contributions to the educational community.

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Holiday Schedule

12/13/2010

Outlined here are the hours of operation for the holiday break.

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Drake State Receives Initial SACS Accreditation

12/7/2010

Today, the Commission on Colleges, voted to grant initial candidacy status to Drake State Technical College.

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Administrator Attends Mentoring Institute

12/2/2010

Dr. Patricia Sims selected to participate in prestigious national mentoring institute.

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Drake State Begins Spring Registration

11/1/2010

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$1.1 Million Dollar Grant

11/9/2010

Drake State receives a new Student Support Services Federal Grant.

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Grainger Industrial Supplies $10,000 in Scholarships

11/9/2010

Four students at Drake State have been awarded scholarships from Grainger Industrial Supplies.

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Students Cook the Pros

11/9/2010

Students of the Culinary Arts Program recently won first place at the Taste of Huntsville.

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Initiative to Improve Workforce - Bridging from GED to College

11/9/2010

Students who enroll in a college sponsored GED Program vastly improve their success rate on the GED Exam.

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Local Workforce Development Efforts Acknowledged at White House Summit on Community Colleges

10/4/2010

On October 5, 2010, Dr. Jill Biden will chair the first ever White House Summit on Community Colleges in Washington, DC.

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Chancellor Hears from Drake State Students

9/1/2010

Dr. Freida Hill, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, heard from Lesley Ann Eng and Richard Newton about their college experience and future goals.

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Where Lives are Enhanced

9/1/2010

Editorial by Dr. Helen McAlpine from the Huntsville Times.

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Drake State Hits Record Enrollment

8/27/2010

Drake State has experienced a record enrollment topping 1,540 for the fall 2010 semester. This increase equals a 33% increase over last fall’s enrollment.

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Love What You Do – Every Day

8/16/2010

One of the most important things in a successful career is to love what you do – every day. This is according to Kevin Wendt, Editor of the Huntsville Times; who spoke today at the Annual Drake State in-service.

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Willingham and Clement Receive Promotions

8/3/2010

Drake State Technical College has promoted Ricky Willingham to the position of Student Services Management Director and April Clement to College Counselor.

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Secondary Teachers Get Schooled

8/2/2010

While most students and teachers have been preparing for the beginning of the school year, several local teachers and guidance counselors have just completed the Summer Technology Institute hosted by Drake State Technical College.

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A&M Alumni Group Honor Local Leaders

8/1/2010

The AAMU Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter celebrated its Ninth Annual Leadership ,Scholarship Award Banquet June 1 at the Earnest Knight Reception Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University.

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Free technology training offered through state partnership with Microsoft

6/21/2010

Microsoft is working with the Alabama Community College System, Alabama Career Center System, and Governor’s Office of Workforce Development to offer 15,000 vouchers for free online technology training and certification.

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The Shout Out Heard ‘Round the World

6/21/2010

The Drake State Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Field Day - 2010 from Noon on Saturday, June 26th to 3:00 pm Sunday, June 27th near “Lot 57” of Monte Sano State Park RV Camp Grounds.

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Drake State Launches Medical Assistant Program

6/17/2010

Drake State Technical College is now offering an Associate in Applied Technology - Medical Assistant. The college will begin enrolling students into the new program for the fall 2010 term.

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Chief Of MDA’s Science & Technology Office To Speak At Drake State Graduation

5/4/2010

Dr. David Burns will be the key note speaker for the Drake State Graduation Ceremonies.

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Drake State Students Win State-Wide Competitions

4/20/2010

Eleven Drake State students were recognized for their business skills at the Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity’s state leadership conference recently held in Birmingham.

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Drake State Accepting Applicants For FREE Summer Educational Opportunities

4/19/2010

Drake State Technical College is currently accepting participants for its Summer Education Opportunities.

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New Electronic Transcript Delivery Service

4/8/2010

In response to the needs of today’s tech savvy students, Drake State Technical College has become one of the state’s first colleges to implement an electronic transcript delivery service.

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Drake State Celebrates Community College Month

4/5/2010

Each April, Drake State celebrates Community College Month with a variety of activities for both students and the community.

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Ingram And Lacy Earn All-State Awards

4/2/2010

Ms. Whitney Ingram and Ms. Sophia Lacy of Drake State Technical College were honored at the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) All Alabama Academic Awards celebration in Birmingham.

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Drake State Unveils New College & Career Planning System

3/24/2010

J.F. Drake State Technical College is pleased to partner with the Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools to provide students with a new comprehensive online resource for college and career planning.

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9th Annual Drake State Car Show

3/23/2010

On Saturday, March 27th the Automotive Technology Program at Drakes State will be hosting its 9th Annual Car Show.

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Culinary Arts – HMCHA Recognition

2/15/2010

The Culinary Arts/Hospitality Services Management program at Drake State Technical College was recognized at the 13th Annual Huntsville/Madison County Hospitality Association (HMCHA) Pineapple Awards Dinner.

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Drake State joins the Alabama Community College System’s RAISE the ROOF for Haiti relief efforts

2/11/2010

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Drake State Joins the Revitalization of Downtown Huntsville

1/28/2010

State and local officials assist with ribbon cutting in the official opening of the college’s downtown instructional site.

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Drake State Provides Free Summer Tuition Scholarships

1/26/2010

Drake State Technical College is now accepting applications for the FREE Summer Tuition Program.

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Drake State Accepting Scholarship Applications

1/26/2010

Drake State Technical College is now accepting applications for Institutional scholarships.

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Drake State Offers Affordable A+ Certification Course

1/22/2010

The Workforce Development Division of Drake State Technical College has announced the formation of an A+ Certification Course.

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Change In Pell Grant Disbursement May Reduce Time In College

12/21/2009

A change in disbursement policies at the Department of Education may potentially reduce the time required to complete a postsecondary education by as much as a year

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Henry Receives 2009 Chancellor’s Award

12/15/2009

Karl Henry, Chair of the Engineering Technology Program at Drake State, has been presented with the Chancellor’s Award as the 2009 Technical Faculty Member of the Year for the State of Alabama.

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Drake State Administrator and Faculty Recognized at Alabama Education Week Luncheon

11/19/2009

Dr. Helen McAlpine, President and faculty members, Mr. Karl Henry and Mr. Fred Pruitt were recognized for their contributions to education

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Drake State Receives Golden Medallion Award

11/16/2009

District 2 of The National College Marketing and Public Relations Organization (NCMPR) has awarded Drake State Technical College a Golden Medallion Award.

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“On the Job” Features Drake State’s Engineering Graphics Program

11/10/2009

Drake State’s Engineering Graphics program was recently featured in the program titled “On the Job” which airs on Alabama Public Television. C

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Are you waiting for your VA Education Benefits?

11/6/2009

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for Veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed.

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Industrial Electronics Program Garners National Attention at Research Conference

11/5/2009

Drake State recently sent a team of students, faculty, administrators and University Partners from Alabama A& M University to the National Science Foundation’s HBCU-UP National Research Conference.

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Health Sciences Division Chair Recognized by National Honor Society

11/5/2009

Dr. Alice Raymond, Chair of the Drake State Health Sciences Division, was selected by The Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as A Rising Star of Scholarship and Research.

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Drake State Offers Affordable A+ Certification Course

10/28/2009

The Workforce Development Division of Drake State Technical College is currently accepting applications for an upcoming A+ Certification Course.

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Drake Alert Has Been Launched

10/26/2009

As part of Drake State’s ongoing effort to safeguard students, faculty and staff; the College has implemented a new emergency communications system.

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Student Honored with Solo Performance at Washington’s Kennedy Center

10/22/2009

For performers, the opportunity to be on stage at the Kennedy Center is a dream come true. For Carla Henry, the dream has come true; having twice been selected by Drake State to represent the college in the National HBCU Concert Choir – 105 Voices of History.

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State Board of Education Adjusts Tuition Rates

10/22/2009

The State Board of Education today authorized an adjustment of the tuition rate for community and technical colleges from $71 to $85 per credit hour for spring semester 2010.

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Drake State Joins Downtown Revitalization Efforts

10/19/2009

Drake State Technical College has announced plans to renovate a portion of a historic downtown building and provide some much needed space for the college’s exploding enrollment.

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Drake State Honors Lists

10/1/2009

“Congratulation to the students listed on the President’s List, Dean’s List and Scroll of Honor on their educational achievements for the Summer Semester 2009.”

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Drake State Appointments Reutter to Director of Accreditation and Program Development

8/13/2009

Drake State Technical College announces the John Reutter, Ed D to Director of Accreditation and Program Development.

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Drake State Appointments Sims to New Position

8/13/2009

Drake State Technical College announces the appointment of Patricia Sims, Ed D to the position of Dean of Instructional and Student Services.

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Changing Minds – Changing Career Paths

7/22/2009

Twenty local teachers and guidance counselors got an education of their own as participants in the Summer Technology Institute hosted by Drake State Technical College.

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Community Cooperative Program Furnishes Cutting Edge Computer Lab to Local School

7/17/2009

Plan designed to revitalize the MDA's unserviceable information technology equipment and supply the refurbished equipment to local schools.

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Graduate Pass Rate for NCLEX Exam Exceeds National Average

7/15/2009

It’s one of the fields in high demand in the Tennessee Valley and those who graduate from the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Drake State exceed the national pass rate.

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Studying S.T.E.M on Summer Vacation

7/13/2009

For many high school students, summer is an opportunity to kick back and relax. But those students selected to participate in the Summer Bridge Program at Drake State Technical College, were getting hands on lab time studying science, technology, engineering and math or the S.T.E.M. fields.

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Double Digit Enrollment Increase

7/11/2009

J.F. Drake State Technical College experienced a 34% increase in enrollment for the 2009 Summer Semester. The enrollment number also represents a five term trend of double digit increases.

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Army Garrison Command Signs Agreement with Drake State

7/6/2009

The Army Garrison Command at Redstone Arsenal and Drake State Technical College have entered into a partnership for a Cooperative Educational Program.

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Drake State Student Wins National SKILLS USA Competition

7/1/2009

Theo Walston, an Industrial Electronics Technology student at Drake State, received a gold medal at the National Skills USA Leadership and Skills Conference recently held in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Field Day - Over 35,000 radio "hams" active June 27-28

6/26/2009

The Drake State Technical College Amateur Radio Club will join thousands of Amateur Radio operators, often called “hams,” in showing off their wireless capabilities June 27-28.

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Drake State Students Get Gold At SKILLS Competition

6/3/2009

Ten Drake State Students were awarded Gold or Silver Metals recently at the Alabama Skills USA competition held in Montgomery.

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Drake State Students Win State Competitions

5/14/2009

Eight students from Drake State will be representing the State of Alabama at the Phi Beta Lambda National Competition June 20-23 in Anaheim, California.

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The Honorable M. Lynn Sherrod to Address Drake State Graduates

5/11/2009

The Honorable M. Lynn Sherrod will address Drake State Technical College Graduates at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 15 at the Von Braun Civic Center’s North Hall.

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After 20 years, I finally Did It!

5/8/2009

The cafetorium was at capacity as graduates, family members, friends and members of the Drake State Family prepared to celebrate a milestone.

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Drake State to Observe Modified Four Day Work Week for Summer

5/4/2009

Beginning June 1, 2009, Drake State will begin working a modified four day work week.

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