Drake University has joined 35 other colleges and universities across the country and will be hosting a contingent of emerging African Leaders aged 25 to 35 years old. While in Iowa, the Mandela Washington Fellows will spend approximately six weeks studying business and entrepreneurship at leadership institutes. Their studies will extend beyond the classroom in a one-day visit to rural Iowa with 25 members of the group travel to Manning on Saturday, July 23. Manning will be rolling out the red carpet and introducing the group to one of the most innovative business and entrepreneurial-minded small towns in the state. After a morning of presentations, they will be touring the recently restored Main Street, Puck Custom Enterprises and take a driving tour of the community. At the conclusion of the day, the public is invited to meet and mingle with the fellows at Brickhaus Brews from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
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