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 Year-Long Platinum Sponsors:
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Landers McLarty Subaru - A Frank Williams Dealership 
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.


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.

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

Thank you to our event sponsor:
Trav-Ad Signs - ​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.

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 


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!

Thank you to our event sponsor:
Alabama Lawn Masters - ​Blue Eagle Event Sponsor
Huntsville Hospital - Blue Eagle Event Sponsor


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 14, 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.


JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
April 15, 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.

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
WJAB 90.9 FM - Media Sponsor
The Masters Salon - Event Partner
Vulcan Materials Company - Event Partner