In April 2021 Drake State Community & Technical College kicked off a year-long celebration of the college's 60th anniversary. Founded as Huntsville State Vocational Technical in 1961, Drake State has a rich history of serving students and the Huntsville and Madison County community. 

Thank you to our Year-Long Platinum Sponsors: 

60th Anniversary Events

LEGACY & SONG
April 19, 2021
To kick off Drake State’s 60th anniversary, we’re unveiling a Legacy Wall and showcasing
our new college song. Join us for a special morning of legacy, song and celebration to
mark this special time in our history.

Thank you to our Diamond Event Sponsor:

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY TEA
June 12, 2021
At the center of Drake State’s campus, the S.C. O’Neal Library & Technology Center is
a hub of information for aspiring students and our engaged community. We’re inviting
special friends for a first-hand look at our recent library renovations and the unveiling
of commissioned art celebrating our 60th anniversary.

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
September 17, 2021
Kick back and relax for a fun evening of live jazz and adventuresome food truck fare,
all set against a lush landscape in Drake State’s back yard.

SPIRIT DAY & OPEN HOUSE
November 3, 2021
Show your Drake State spirit and join us at a special open house for alumni, students and
the community. We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary and we can’t do it without you!

LOVE YOUR HBCU – A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
February 2022
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month at the same time by showing love
for Huntsville’s Historically Black Community College.

A CELEBRATION OF 60 YEARS
April 21, 2022
We’re capping off our 60th anniversary with a celebratory lunch featuring a look back
to our rich history and a big announcement about our future. Join us as we set off on
our next chapter as Huntsville’s community college.