In Fall 2020, Drake announced the creation of John Dee Bright College. Named after John Dee Bright, ED’52, the acclaimed Drake football player and educator, Bright College offers two full-time, two-year associate's degrees. This distinctive learning experience focuses on problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, preparing students to thrive in the real world.
Bright College serves qualified learners who may otherwise face significant barriers to attending Drake, whether financial, cultural, or work and family related. Your support during All In helps us remove those barriers, increasing access to Bright College's unique and innovative learning environment for everyone.
Matching Gift Opportunity
All gifts up to $5,000 to Drake’s newest college during All In will be matched through the generosity of Ernest Newborn, LA’79. Bright College will expand access to a Drake experience to those who may not have seen it as an option with a curriculum uniquely tailored to meet the educational needs of a diverse array of students. Your support now will help us welcome the first class in Fall 2021.