Donald Drapeau, the generous benefactor of the UGS, completed his Bachelor of Science
degree in history at Southern Miss prior to earning a Master’s degree at the University
of Pennsylvania. He has enjoyed great success as founder and chief executive officer
of the Man Drapeau group of companies, which employs financial engineers and maintains
offices on multiple continents. In the 1970s, he founded Drapeau and Co. and became
a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
In 2019, Don Drapeau was inducted into the Southern Miss Alumni Hall of Fame
Listen to Mississippi Moments
, a 2017 podcast recorded by the Southern Miss Center for Oral History, in which alumnus
Donald Drapeau recalls his undergraduate days at Southern Miss.