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Meet the Alumni Relations Staff

Meet the Alumni Relations Staff

 Jason Madden

Contact Jason:
616-233-2593
jmadden@davenport.edu
 

Jason Madden '08
Executive Director of Alumni & Development
 
Jason has been with Davenport for more than nine years – serving in the Alumni & Development Office for the past six. He received his Masters in Business Administration from DU in 2008 and has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Davenport as both a student and an employee. He shares his passion with DU alums and works everyday to enrich the lives of DU students through his outreach. He and his wife, Jennifer, currently reside in East Grand Rapids.

 

 

 

Contact Erik:
616-233-3420
erik.dane@davenport.edu

 

Erik Dane '07
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Events

Erik serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Events. He rejoins the Panthers after working with Grand Valley State University in the Conference and Event Planning Department. A Davenport alumni himself, Erik spent seven years with Davenport in various event planning capacities. With over 11 years of event planning experience, he strives for events that consistently exceed the specified goals and create lasting positive guest experiences. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and graduated with his MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport University in 2007. He looks forward to working with fellow Davenport alum throughout the state.

 

 

Contact Sara:
616-233-3419
sara.hop@davenport.edu 

 

Sara Hop '09
Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Development 

Sara Hop recently joined Davenport University as the Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Development. Sara comes to us from Van Andel Institute, where as an intern in 2008 established the grassroots fundraising program ‘Purple Community,’ which empowers individuals to raise awareness and money for cancer and Parkinson’s disease research. The program has become Van Andel Institute’s premiere fundraising platform with more than 300 participants and has raised more than one and a half million dollars. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Sports Management from DU and is pursuing her Masters of Education. She was also awarded the 2014 Davenport University Outstanding Young Alumni award.