2022 Alumni Awards and Homecoming

Homecoming means cheering on your Panthers, connecting with old friends and making great memories. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of fellow alumni, explore Davenport's growing W.A. Lettinga Campus and reconnect with faculty and staff.

Alumni Awards celebration & Homecoming tailgate

We are excited to celebrate this year's Alumni Awards and recognize the 2022 Alumni Awards recipients before the annual Homecoming tailgate. As we celebrate our 2022 alumni award winners enjoy brunch and networking with fellow alums. RSVPs are requested no later than September 19, 2022. If you have any questions, please send us an email at events@davenport.edu.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Alumni Awards
Guest arrival 10:45 am | Brunch & program 11:00 am
Donald W. Maine College of Business
Main Reception Area
Tailgate 12:00 pm | Special guest appearance 1 pm | Kickoff 2:00 pm
DU Farmer's Insurance Athletic Complex

Cost: $10 per person

Registration for Homecoming includes an Alumni discount for game day tickets. Please see your confirmation email for the discount code. If you have any questions, please send us an email at events@davenport.edu.

Register below:


Congratulations to Davenport's 2022 Alumni Award recipients

The Davenport University Alumni Association has the privilege to recognize graduates who exemplify the vision and values of the university through their professional and community service. 

Distinguished Alumni Award
Jeff Lumpp, Class of 2013, Master of Business Administration
President, Hylant

Hy Berkowitz Professional Excellence Award
Mark F. Deldin, Class of 1998, Bachelor of Business Administration
Chief Deputy County Executive, Macomb County

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Jai Maw, Class of 2014, Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Co-founder & President, Betting Hero

Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Award
Steven J. Wessell, Class of 2021, Master of Business Administration
1st Source Bank- South Bend, IN, Executive Vice President, Retired

College of Technology Alumni Award
Nick Reva, Class of 2008, Bachelor of Applied Studies in Network Security
Engineering Manager, CISO Staff, Snapchat

College of Health Professions Alumni Award
Emily Plachta, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Class of 2013 & 2016, Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Nursing | Spinal Chord Registered Nurse, Mary Free Bed  

Recognizing the achievements of outstanding alumni

Learn more about the different awards and nominate someone for the 2023 Alumni Awards

Questions? Contact us.