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) 551-3289 or email dev@drakestate.edu

Thank you to our Year-Long Platinum Sponsor Landers McLarty. 

Here's how you can support your HBCU too! All donations support scholarships, curriculum improvement, facility expansion and professional development. This is an awesome way to help us create a Caring Campus for all faculty and students because every gift makes a difference. 


 

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 Diamond Event Sponsor Trav-Ad Signs.

 

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 Blue Eagle Event Sponsor Stanley Construction Company and our Diamond Event Sponsor Bryant Bank.


 





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 20, 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.