Back to Home
Alumni and Development
Make a Living. Make a Life. Make a Contribution. - M.E. Davenport
THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT

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

WHO WE ARE

Meet the Alumni & Development Staff

STAY CONNECTED

Your best place to learn about DU happenings

INVEST IN THE VISION

Be a part of the success of DU students

ALUMNI BENEFITS

 You have access to a wide range of benefits

CONTACT US

Contact the Alumni & Development Office 

Events
West Michigan Alumni Golf Outing
The West Michigan Area Alumni Golf Outing is on Monday, July 16. Save the date!
Lansing Lugnuts Alumni Outing
Attend the 2018 Lansing Lugnut Alumni Outing on Friday, July 20. Buy your tickets today!
West Michigan Whitecaps Alumni Baseball Outing
Join us for the West Michigan Whitecaps Alumni Baseball Outing on Thursday, July 26 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.
Great Lakes Loons Alumni Outing
Sign up for the 2018 Great Lakes Loons Alumni Outing on Saturday, August 4. Buy your tickets today!
Scholarship Golf Classic
Davenport University will hold its 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, August 20 at the Egypt Valley Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI.
2018 Alumni Awards
Join us for the 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 28.
2018 Homecoming
Save the date for the 2018 Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, September 29.
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. 

67,885
Total number of alumni

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

$939,071
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.

100%
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 alumni@davenport.edu.

 

Volunteer

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

Moved? Received a promotion? Honored with an award? We want to hear about it! Update your information here.

Alumni News
Davenport Alumni recognized in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under 40

Davenport University Alumni and Development Office is proud to announce Leandra Nisbet, ’08 BBA, ’12 MBA, ’14 PB Jeff Lumpp ’13 MBA, and Rachel Mraz Foundation Board Director are named in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Leandra Nisbet graduated in 2008 with a BBA in Integrated Professional Studies Business & Technology, again in...

The post Davenport Alumni recognized in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under 40 appeared first on News @ DU.

A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan

The buzz of machinery doesn’t drown Elijah Baltierra’s excitement when showcasing a component on the custom machinery used to make bleach at Powell Fabrication in St. Louis, Michigan. Bearing safety glasses and closed toed shoes, he spends his days in the machine shop deploying and configuring chemical skid machinery. “Our business model is really innovative,”...

The post A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan appeared first on News @ DU.

Alumna shares how she navigated a career in the Detroit automotive industry

Growing up, Gwen Moore, ’08, knew that she wanted to help people. Now, nearly 40 years later, she is paving the way for others following in her path. The fast lane for opportunities Moore’s journey is an example of how one’s personal drive can transform a career path. “My career path was the result of...

The post Alumna shares how she navigated a career in the Detroit automotive industry appeared first on News @ DU.

Meet Our 2018 Alumni Award Recipients

We are pleased to present our 2018 Alumni Award recipients. The following alumni have exemplified the vision and values of Davenport University through their professional and community service, and we can’t wait to honor them on Friday, September 28th at the Sneden Center on the Lettinga Campus. If you’d like to join us, tickets for the Alumni...

The post Meet Our 2018 Alumni Award Recipients appeared first on News @ DU.

Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16

Brett Mayer, ‘16, wants to be remembered as always doing the right thing and leaving an imprint wherever he goes. Read more about Brett’s story: Tell us about yourself. I graduated from DU in 2016 with my BBA in Sport Management. I had an interest in the business side of the sports world. There is...

The post Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16 appeared first on News @ DU.

Alumni Success Story: Brett Radlicki, ’18

Brett Radlicki, ‘18, says he loves to apply creative solutions to difficult problems. Read more about Brett’s story: Tell us about yourself! I have lived in southeast Michigan for quite some time now. I have a wonderful wife, two college kids and a dog who pretty much thinks he’s a cat. I love to run,...

The post Alumni Success Story: Brett Radlicki, ’18 appeared first on News @ DU.

Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08

Misty Janks’ goal is to create a more caring world through her new role as the director of impact and outreach for the State of Michigan at Our Community LISTENS. Learn how this 2008 Bachelor’s in Business Administration alumna is making an impact: Tell us about yourself! I am a proud first-generation college student from...

The post Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08 appeared first on News @ DU.

Cooking up a passion for business

From sandwich shops to breweries to international markets, Davenport alumni around the country are finding their entrepreneurial passion in the food industry. Read each story in this series: A restaurant love story featuring Alex Wilkening, ’12 A family of entrepreneurs featuring Michael Havemeier, ’10 Creative freedom featuring Dino Duratovic, ’15 From cherry farmers to winemakers featuring McKenzie Gallagher,...

The post Cooking up a passion for business appeared first on News @ DU.

Cooking up a passion for business: Elevating the community

On a trip to Greece to celebrate his early retirement in 2017, Jason Collett, MBA ’01, and his wife were enjoying local wine on the beaches of Santorini Island while dreaming of the next big adventure. “I want to create a space to connect, celebrate and support the local community,” Collett said. With an idea...

The post Cooking up a passion for business: Elevating the community appeared first on News @ DU.

Cooking up a passion for business: Recipe for success

Tina Pietrangelo, ’07, says the recipe for success in business is investing in people. By day, Pietrangelo leads a staff of more than 300 people as the plant manager of the Haworth LPP plant. By night, she co-owns and operates Village Inn Pizza in Holland and Grand Rapids. “I grew up going to Village Inn Pizza,”...

The post Cooking up a passion for business: Recipe for success appeared first on News @ DU.

Group: 
This is a closed group. Only a group administrator can add you.