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The Office of Alumni & Development serves to advance Davenport University’s students, faculty, facilities, programs and services. 


Meet the Alumni & Development Staff


Your best place to learn about DU happenings


Be a part of the success of DU students


 You have access to a wide range of benefits


Contact the Alumni & Development Office 

Seminar: Leading Nonprofits
Join the Alumni Association on Wednesday, November 16 as we welcome Marcie Lewis '83, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan to speak on Leading Nonprofits.
Career Services Comfort Zones Challenges
Alumni are welcome to join Career Services for the Comfort Zones Challenges event at the W.A. Lettinga Campus on Thursday, December 1st. We are also looking for volunteers for this event.
Alumni Movie Night in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids area alumni - RSVP for a family friendly movie event at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids for the viewing of Disney's Moana on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Movie Night in Lansing
Lansing area alumni - RSVP for a family friendly movie event at Celebration Cinema in Lansing for the viewing of Disney's Moana on Saturday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Alumni Holiday Party
Save the date for the annual Alumni Holiday Party at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Tuesday, December 6.

The impact of Davenport University alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends affects communities worldwide. Their stories demonstrate how they are making a difference in the world. 

Successful alumni worldwide

Read about the work, accomplishments and impact of DU alumni in various professions and industries in alumni success story profiles. 

Total scholarship assistance dollars awarded last year

Last year, 642 students received a total of $940,114 in scholarship assistance through contributions to the Davenport University Foundation.

of your donation benefits student scholarships and programming

 Learn how your support provides lasting impact for current and future generations of DU students with the scholarship impact stories.

Davenport University Celebrates 150th Anniversary throughout 2016

Davenport University is commemorating its 150th Anniversary this year! Together we will honor Davenport's rich history while celebrating its ongoing quality transformation, resulting in innovative new programs, remarkable progress in student outcomes, and all-time highs for philanthropic support and the satisfaction of students, graduates and employers. 

Watch Davenport University's journey from a small school teaching the skills required for business sector jobs in the 1860s to a major university helping students Get Where the World is Going in the fastest growing career fields of the 21st Century.

Get Involved

There are many opportunities for you to engage and reconnect with your alma mater! Whether you are interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity or wish to serve on an alumni board we would love to hear from you! To learn more about how to get involved, contact the Alumni Office at



Volunteer at DU events, speak in classrooms or participate on alumni panels

Alumni Association Board

Meet the Davenport University Alumni Association Board members

Young Alumni Council

Get involved in young alumni events and activities 

Regional Alumni Chapters

Join a regional alumni chapters and learn about area events 

Class Notes

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Alumni News
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Visited Campus
Last week, Davenport University was honored to have Anil Singh-Molares, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows (WWVF) visit campus. The WWVF program, operating for more than 40 years, brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the U.S. for substantive dialog with students and faculty members. “This is a tremendous honor [...]
Alumni Success Story – Guy Davis ’92
Guy Davis ‘92 has spent his entire career in claims at Farmers Insurance. “Claims has given me the opportunity to help people all around our country. The work is extremely challenging but there is a great sense of accomplishment and service when you help someone begin to rebuild after a life altering event.” Guy will [...]
Alumni Success Story – Megan Collison ‘12
As a Family Medicine Physician Assistant at Metro Health Hospital, alumna Megan Collison ’12 is devoted to providing comprehensive care for people of all ages. “I care for patients who need anything from a basic check-up to taking out stitches to treatment of chronic health conditions.” Learn more about Megan and why she enjoys being [...]
W.A. Lettinga Charter Scholarship Club Alumni Reunion
Alumni who received the full tuition W.A. Lettinga Charter Scholarship in 2006 gathered on Monday, October 10 to thank Mr. Wilbur Lettinga ’55 for his generous contribution. Pictured L to R: Back Row: Jeremy Venlet, Nick Venlet, Katie Bravata, Megan Stiffler, Nick Kuncaitis, Rachel Payne, Beth Kosc, Vinny Baldiga, Sara Mooney; Second Row: Amy DeKievit, Devin [...]
Alumni Success Story: Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon ’01
Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon is an entrepreneur, innovator and leader, but most importantly, a mother. 18 years ago, Bridgett had trouble finding a place to care for her young daughter that she felt comfortable with, so she created AppleTree & Gildeon Woods Early Care and Preschool. Learn how Bridgett faced her challenges head-on along her journey by [...]
Alumni Award Recipients – 2016
On Friday, September 23, the Davenport University Alumni Association honored six outstanding alumni who have exemplified the vision and values of the university through their professional and community service. Congratulations to the 2016 award recipients! L to R: Outstanding Young Alumni Award – Jim VanDam, Class of 2012 Hy Berkowitz Outstanding Alumni Award – Tina Pietrangelo, [...]
Alumni Success Story: Ashley Stoepker ‘15
Inspired by her father, Ashley Stoepker ’15, knows first-hand how important it is to deliver compassionate care to someone in need. “My father is a paraplegic. Ever since I was little, I remember him being in and out of the hospital for different things. I knew I wanted to be a nurse to help people, [...]
Homecoming 2016 – THANK YOU!
Davenport University celebrated Homecoming 2016 on September 24! It was an exciting day to have so many alumni and friends on campus for homecoming festivities and traditions. Thank you to everyone who cheered our football team to victory and supported other DU teams as well who played throughout the weekend! Check out the Homecoming photos [...]
Alumni Success Story: Carl Eschels ’39
In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, we sat down with Carl Eschels ‘39, one of the oldest living Davenport graduates. Walk down memory lane with Carl as he recalls all of his great experiences he had as a student of Davenport into his long career and retirement. Check out his story on page 45 of [...]
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