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“The LPN Launch program is unique because it gives opportunities that many other colleges and organizations do not offer. It has been life changing for me.”

Kerreca Myhand , Licensed Practical Nursing Student

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  • Drake State Highlights Veteran Student in Honor of Veterans Day 2023

    November 9, 2023
    In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to introduce you to Drake State student Dustin Ellis. Dustin’s story is one of dedication, service, and achievement. Dustin Ellis served in the United States Army from 2009 to 2016. During those seven years, he completed two tours in Afghanistan, serving in a Field Artillery Unit. Like many of our country’s veterans, Dustin’s time in the military was challenging and marked by sacrifice and bravery.
  • Summer 2023 President’s & Dean’s List Students

    November 6, 2023
    CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to our Summer 2023 President’s List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the President’s List a student must attain a semester GPA […]
  • Spring 2023 President’s and Dean’s Lists

    November 6, 2023
    CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to our Spring 2023 President’s List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the President’s List a student must attain a semester GPA […]
  • Drake State and Huntsville Utilities Join Forces to Fuel Gas and Water Operation Scholarship Program

    October 11, 2023
    Drake State is proud to announce its collaboration with Huntsville Utilities to introduce the Gas and Water Operation Certification Scholarship Program. This innovative four-week program aims to provide alternative pathways […]
  • Drake State President selected to join TVA Regional Energy Resource Council

    August 24, 2023
    Dr. Patricia Sims, President of Drake State Community and Technical College, has been selected to join the 6th term of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC). […]
  • Drake State, TVA Partner to Support Electric Vehicle Chargers in North Alabama

    August 24, 2023
    Drake State Community and Technical College is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that marks a significant step toward a sustainable future. As part […]
  • edX and Drake State Launch Free Training Program to Build Huntsville’s Tech Talent Pipeline

    August 15, 2023
    edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), together with Drake State Technical and Community College, a historically black community college, and Jobs for the Future (JFF), today announced the […]
  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recognizes Two Drake State Students

    July 24, 2023
    The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) recognized two Drake State Community and Technical College students today. Makahla […]
  • Drake State breaks ground on advanced manufacturing facility

    June 9, 2023
    Construction is underway on Drake State Community and Technical College’s advanced manufacturing center. Officials from Drake State, the Alabama Community College System, City of Huntsville, Madison County, as well as […]
  • Alabama’s six Historically Black Community Colleges, including Drake State, accepted into Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    June 7, 2023
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Residents who choose to attend any of Alabama’s six historically black community colleges (HBCCs), including Drake State Community & Technical College, will now have access to more […]