Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration has received international recognition as an innovator in the field of leadership education. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) issued its Innovations That Inspire award to Drake’s business school for the University’s role as host institute for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Growing up idolizing Kate Hudson’s character in “Almost Famous,” Stephanie Kocer knew her end goal: becoming a music journalist. After graduating from Drake University with a magazine major and many published words to back her credibility, she found herself in a marketing-oriented job in the sports industry — and not the kind you might expect.