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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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  • American Association of Community Colleges selected Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims to AACC Board

    May 24, 2023
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) selected Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims to join its board. The AACC represents more than 1,000 2-year, associate degree-granting […]
  • AAMU Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter Honoree – Beth Richardson

    April 14, 2023
    AAMU Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter Honoree – Beth Richardson The AAMU Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter will honor Beth Richardson with the Corporate Award at its 19th Annual Leadership Awards Gala. […]
  • College Closed

    February 16, 2023
    Due to the threat of severe weather concerns, Drake State’s campus will be closed on Thursday, February 16, 2023. All students and employees are expected to work/attend class remotely. Students […]
  • Fall 2022 President’s & Dean’s Lists

    January 26, 2023
    Congratulations! Fall 2022 President’s List Congratulations to our Fall 2022 President’s List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the President’s List a student must […]
  • Jacobs donates $200K to support Drake State’s Frontiers Research Program and industry diversity

    November 2, 2022
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Wednesday, Jacobs presented the Drake State Foundation with a $200,000 commitment to support the college’s Frontiers Research Program. Notable speakers included Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions President […]
  • HCS Announces New Partnership with Calhoun and Drake State

    September 12, 2022
    Announcing a new partnership which will benefit Career Technical Education (CTE) students after high school graduation.
  • Meta and Holder Construction Launch Hardhat in Hand in Huntsville

    September 10, 2022
    A new eight-week program focuses on recruiting new people to the construction trades and providing fundamental knowledge relevant to all construction and skilled trade occupations
  • President Biden appoints Drake State’s Dr. Patricia Sims to National Infrastructure Advisory Council

    September 1, 2022
    Our work at Drake State is always about improving the lives of individuals for the betterment of our community.
  • Drake State reveals new brand

    August 17, 2022
    “This has been a terrific year of opportunity and we are glad to see the college’s growth reflected in its new image.
  • Huntsville Hospital and Drake State begin training program for nurses

    August 17, 2022
    The LPN Launch program provides training from Drake nursing faculty and a job at Huntsville Hospital upon successful graduation.

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