60th Anniversary Celebration

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. For more information on how you can attend or support one of our anniversary events, call (256) 551-7289 or email dev@drakestate.edu

Thank you to our Yearlong Platinum Sponsors:
Meta Platform, Inc.
Woody Anderson Ford
Blue Water Industries
Regions Bank
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.
Landers McLarty Subaru - A Frank Williams Dealership 

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.

View photos of our 60th anniversary Legacy & Song kick-off event.

Thank you to our event sponsor:
Trav-Ad Signs - ​Diamond Event Sponsor 

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.

View photos of our 60th anniversary Friends of the Library Tea.

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Stanley Construction Company - ​Blue Eagle Event Sponsor 
Bryant Bank - Diamond Event Sponsor 

November 3, 2021
Show your Drake State spirit and join us at our COVID and flu vaccine clinic and blood drive events for the community, and our Student Appreciation Lunch. Don't forget to wear your favorite Drake State t-shirt. We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary and we can’t do it without you!

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Huntsville Hospital - Blue Eagle Event Sponsor
Raytheon Technologies - Blue Eagle Event Sponsor
Alabama Lawn Masters - ​Diamond Event Sponsor
AT&T Mobility Services, LLC - Diamond Event Sponsor
Vision Excellence Company - Diamond Event Sponsor 
Royal Funeral Home, Inc. - Event Partner

February 2022
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month at the same time by showing love
for Huntsville’s Historically Black Community College.

Bryant Bank - Diamond Event Sponsor

April 15, 2022
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.

View photos of our 60th anniversary Jazz in the Garden.

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Alabama A&M University Foundation  - Diamond Event Sponsor
Bryant Bank - Diamond Event Sponsor
Nola VanPeursem Architects - Diamond Event Sponsor
Redstone Federal Credit Union - Diamond Event Sponsor
Truist Bank - Diamond Event Sponsor
AUM Foundation - Diamond Event Sponsor
Trav-Ad Signs - ​Diamond Event Sponsor 
Business Interiors - Gold Event Sponsor
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing - Blue Eagle Sponsor
WJAB 90.9 FM - Media Sponsor
Huntsville Event Magazine - Media Sponsor
The Masters Salon - Event Partner
PeopleTec, Inc. - Event Partner
Progress Bank - Event Partner
​Royal Funeral Home, Inc. - Event Partner
Stanley Construction - Event Partner
Transcend, The Fearless Company - Event Partner 
Vulcan Materials Company - Event Partner