Thanks to Melanie Drake for the beautiful celebration of her father. I didn’t interact much with President Drake while at Grinnell but am pleased to say that Ms. Drake’s piece helped me “know” him through some of our mutual experiences with Grinnell. I was touched by the descriptions of his intellect and skill in relationships. I was especially moved by his humility.
It’s so clear to me that George Drake personified the best of Grinnell: academic excellence for sure, but also the caring and supportive relationships that have helped many Grinnellians grow in so many ways for so many years.