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Drake Prepares for 50th Anniversary Celebration


(Huntsville, AL) - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Drake State Technical College.  To commemorate this landmark occasion, the college will be hosting a series of events beginning with a Kick-Off Celebration on August 30 at 6 pm.  The event will be held at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Winchester Road in Huntsville.  The public is encouraged to attend.

“For fifty years, Drake State has served the Tennessee Valley providing a pipeline of skilled professionals and technicians to many of the region’s growing industries,” says Helen McAlpine, President of Drake State.  “It is my privilege to serve as the college’s president during such an exciting time in the life of the college.”

The Kick-Off Celebration will feature testimonials of the impact Drake State has had on the Huntsville community, including the workforce, educational opportunities and the individual lives touched by the college.   This event is the first of many activities planned to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, the culmination being the 50th Anniversary Gala, Celebrating 50 Years:  A Legacy of Excellence on October 18.

For more information about these and other events, please visit and click on the 50th Anniversary logo.

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