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Alumni and Development
Make a Living. Make a Life. Make a Contribution. - M.E. Davenport

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 

Accounting & Finance Career Fair at Davenport University
DU Careerfest 2018
Attend the 2018 Career Fair on February 15 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. The event will be packed with employers looking to hire YOU! Employers will be looking for full time, part time and interns at this event.
Alumni Movie Night: Peter Rabbit
Join us for an alumni movie night featuring Peter Rabbit on Friday, March 9 at Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids.
Class of 2018 Midland Grad Celebration & Awards Dinner
Join us for the 2018 DU Great Lakes Bay Region Campus Graduate Celebration & Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 13 at Trillium Banquet Center.
Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel
Join us for "Alumni and their business ventures" on April 17 at 4 p.m. Davenport University’s alumni will discuss their business ventures, challenges, and how Davenport helped them developed as business leaders.
Excellence in Business Dinner Gala
Join us for the Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport’s premier black-tie event. This year we will be honoring Brian Walker, President and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc. with the Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award. Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, will be the featured speaker.
Your Impact

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. 

Total number of alumni

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

Total scholarship assistance dollars awarded last year

Last year, 737 students received a total of $939,071 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.

Learn how your support helps students...

Click the video below to hear how scholarships made a difference for Jared, Chynna, Abigail, Kuana, and Allison.

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
6 ways to get involved in 2018
Let us help you with your 2018 New Year’s resolutions! Whether you are looking to expand your network, experience something new, volunteer to help students or land a new job, DU is here to help! - Experience the new Little Caesars Arena by attending the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Game on Thursday, Jan. 25. Buy [...]
More Than a Class Assignment
The Annual Career Fair is an exciting time at Davenport University for many students as they dress to impress recruiters from more than 70 employers and hope to land a great job. However, for students who do not have access to professional clothing, the Career Fair can be an intimidating and uncertain time. From past [...]
Alumni Success Story – Bryan Holloway ’16
Bryan Holloway, ’16 MBA, joined Kellogg’s nearly 11 years ago as a machinist. But, thanks to amazing mentors and leaders along the way, Bryan is now the plant controller of the Eggo plant in Blue Anchor, New Jersey. Learn more about Bryan and his journey landing his dream job below. Tell us about yourself! I [...]
Hungerford Nichols Creating Synergy for Students and Alumni
When Heather Halligan, ’03, pictured the perfect job, she envisioned one that put people first. Heather Halligan, who began working at Hungerford Nichols nearly five years ago as a Marketing Specialist, said that is why she loves her position. “Hungerford believes in helping people. We have a family-like culture where people enjoy going to work.” [...]
Eric Rupert ’06 Says “Ni Hao” to Shanghai Business
Hockey friends of Eric Rupert, ’06, speak of him in tones of awe usually reserved for local legends, and with good reason. In a few short years after graduating, he became a specialist in eco-building materials, created a vast network of business contacts and co-founded a company that specializes in providing sustainable building products in [...]
Discovering Opportunity: Mai Yansomboon – DU Review Summer 2017 Feature Story
Porntida (Mai) Yansomboon ’14, brings a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to her job at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. “I grew up in a business savvy family,” says Yansomboon, a Thai citizen who lived in Grand Rapids before attending Davenport. “My family imported tractors and equipment from Thailand. When I got the opportunity to work at the Royal Thai Embassy [...]
Alumni Success Story – Jeff Lumpp MBA ’13
Jeff Lumpp was on the fast track to landing his dream job when an opportunity he couldn’t turn down presented itself. Learn about how this opportunity led him to even bigger things below. Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and attended Mona Shores High School. After high school, I attended Muskegon [...]
Kuana Says Thank You…
Dear Davenport University Donors, Hello, my name is Kuana Marie School. I am a senior nursing student at Davenport University at the Lansing campus. I want to begin by saying “thank you” for supporting scholarships at all of our Davenport locations. Because of you, I received a scholarship that not only helped to fund my [...]
Alumni Success Story – Eric Killough ‘06
Retired Coast Guard Chief Eric Killough ‘06 has had several lifetimes of achievements already and is now setting his sights on a business platform he created in Slovenia to help young people reach their highest potential. Learn more about Eric’s story as a mentor, entrepreneur and coach below. Tell us about yourself! I am originally [...]
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