The Dredla Research Speakers Series sponsors scholarly presentations in all academic disciplines. Named after Doane University alumni Alberta M. Dredla (1905-2003) and Bernice C. Dredla Sanderson (1909-2000), the lectures gather students, faculty, and the larger Doane University community into challenging consideration of research in the liberal arts and sciences. Alberta Dredla graduated from Doane in 1926 with English and history majors. Bernice Dredla, a 1935 Doane graduate, majored in English. Natives of Crete, the sisters went on to distinguished careers in teaching. The lecture series continues the Dredla sisters’ long-time commitment to education.
Bernice Dredla Sanderson (right) won the Doane University Builder Award in 1991. Doane University honored Alberta Dredla (left) with its Builder Award in 1988.