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Alumni Clubs and Councils

Alumni Clubs and Councils

Alumni across the nation are taking initiative to connect, network, and engage with fellow Panthers.  The Alumni Club and Council outreach program is designed to assist alumni who did not attend the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids, or those who no longer reside in the Grand Rapids area, with their needs after graduation. The clubs and councils are comprised of enthusiastic alumni who are dedicated to making a program to engage alumni and provide professional development, networking and social events in these communities for alumni of Davenport and its predecessor institutions. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Jason Madden, Executive Director of Alumni and Development, at

Mid-Michigan Alumni Council (Lansing Campus)

The Mid-Michigan Alumni Council was created to serve the Mid-Michigan area including Lansing, Alma and Gaylord where recent campuses exist or have existed. 

Alumni Ambassadors

Jenny Thurber, Lansing Campus Ambassador
Senior Advisor | Davenport University
Phone: (517) 367-8201 | Email:

Shannon Bauer, '00,  Lansing Campus Ambassador
Tutor & Supplemental Instructor & Testing Center Proctor | Davenport University
Phone: (517) 367-8240 | Email:

Council Members 

Shannon Bauer, '00 (Chair):
Helen Hartwell, '14 (Vice Chair): 
Alysha Conarton, '14 (Secretary):
Tony Tello, '05,
James Dail, '14:
Kiyuana Coward, '07:
Pam Ferguson, '16, RICHARDSONP99@YAHOO.COM

Great Lakes Alumni Council (Saginaw & Midland campuses)

The Great Lakes Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who serve the Midland and Saginaw campuses and surrounding Bay Area community. 

Alumni Ambassadors

Shannon Witt, '08, Midland Campus Ambassador
Library Specialist | Davenport University
Phone: (989) 794-1924 | Email:

Melissa Michalski, '04, Midland Campus Ambassador
Nursing Faculty | Davenport University
Phone: (989) 794-1947 | Email:

Wendy Stephens, '94, Saginaw Campus Ambassador
Financial Aid Counselor | Davenport University
Phone: (989) 393-2636 | Email:

Council Members

Katie Becker, '14:
Joseph Rodriguez, '10:
Grace Rodriguez, '12:
Janice Putt, '04:
Bret Witt, '14:
Sarah Brooks, '12:
Victoria LaFond, '07:
Amy Miska, '09:
Algeria Morris, '06:
Kisha Porter, '07:  

Southeast Michigan Alumni Council (Warren & Livonia campuses)

The Southeast Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who serve the Warren and Livonia campuses and surrounding communities. 

Alumni Ambassadors

Debora Crudele, Warren Campus Ambassador
Regional Career Development Manager | Davenport University
Phone: (586) 620-4041 | Email:

Amy Ostrand, Warren Campus Ambassador
Senior Advisor | Davenport University
Phone: (586) 620-4017 | Email:

Jennifer Salloum, Livonia Campus Ambassador
Senior Community College Admissions Representative | Davenport University
Phone: (734) 943-2808 | Email:

Council Members

Corinna Campbell, '14:
Marcel (Mike) Crudele, '11:
Valin Dubois, '14:
Gloria Hamilton, '14:
Keith Harrington, '13:
Don Hill, '12:
Marcilla Murphy, '14:
Leslie Porter, '03:
Kelly Powell, '14:
Kristine Powell, '14:
Sandra Williams-Scott, '98:

Southwest Michigan Alumni Council (Kalamazoo and Holland campuses)

The Southwest Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who serve the Kalamazoo and Holland campuses and surrounding communities. 

Sara Mooney
Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Development | Davenport University
Phone: (616) 233-3419 | Email:

 *Council currently being selected.  Please inquire with one of the above Ambassadors for information* 

Traverse City Alumni Council

The Traverse City Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who serve the Traverse City campus and surrounding community. 

Alumni Ambassador

Alyssa Irani, Traverse City Campus Ambassador
Campus Director | Davenport University
Phone: (231) 995-1825 | Email:

Council Members

Bruce Grosso, '11:
Charlene Bowen, '13:
Jamie Gray, '08:  

Flint Alumni Council

The Flint Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who serve the Flint campuses and surrounding communities. 

Alumni Ambassador

Betty Deloach, ’03, Flint Campus Ambassador
Senior Admissions Representative | Davenport University
Phone: (810-396-3634) | Email:

Council Members

Janiro Ford, ’12: 
Brad Carnduff, '13 (Chair):
Tiffany Castro, (Vice Chair):
Anjanette Day, '14 (Secretary):
Etoyia Hill, '06:
Janelle Carnduff, '13:
Mandi Truscott, '14:
Rodney Gouine, '14:
Lisa Johnson, '14:

Houston Alumni Chapter

The newest effort to connect DU grads is happening in Houston, TX. With the assistance of many alumni, including Anthony Duangkaew and Caitlin MacNeil who are spearheading the efforts, the newly-formed Davenport University Alumni Houston Chapter hosted its first event on April 27. Alumni and friends gathered at TopGolf, a premier golf entertainment complex, to kick off of new Houston Chapter. The group had fun while networking with other Houston alums, discussed future chapter plans, experienced TopGolf, and ate delicious appetizers. Are you in the Houston area? Stay up to date on chapter events and happenings by checking out the DU Alumni Houston Chapter on LinkedIn.

Chapter Members
Anthony Duangkaew '15 -
Caitlin MacNeil '10 - 

If you are interested in creating an alumni chapter in your area, contact the Alumni Office at We are launching several new chapters over the next year and ramping up current chapters’ offerings, providing opportunities for graduates to help current students and creating strong professional and social connections.