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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

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Alumni News
Gratitude in writing: Justice Postman, ’18

Scholarship recipient promises to pay it forward Justice Postman, ’18, felt he belonged at Davenport University after being homeschooled his entire education. “The day I stepped foot on campus, I felt extremely welcomed from the Student Life staff,” he said. One of Postman’s favorite memories at DU was his time as a Panther Prowl leader,...

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Helping people help themselves: James Wright, ’14, MBA ’17

Recent graduate’s passion for empowering others leads to a new scholarship Helping people help themselves. That’s the credo of James Wright, ’14, MBA ’17. He credits his support system and mentors at Davenport University for his success. And they’re the reason he is giving back to help future students. “I am so thankful for the...

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A Healing Touch: Michelle High, ’16 BSN

Detroit nursing alumna finds her passion in nursing There is one patient that Michelle High, ’16 BSN, will never forget. “I walked out to the waiting room to greet the family of a patient who just transferred to my floor,” High said. “I was greeted with somber, crying faces.” The family received unfortunate news. Their...

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Alumni Success Story: Anas Alkatib, ‘12, ‘14

Anas Alkatib started a scholarship to honor his daughters. Learn how this director of IT security risk and network administration wants to create opportunities for women in technology in southeast Michigan. Tell us about yourself! I’m originally from Iraq. I moved a year after I was born to UAE (United Arab Emirates). I lived there...

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The Ripple Effect: Carlos Sanchez, ’01

Alumnus identifies a need in the Latino community to empower emerging leaders Carlos Sanchez, ’01, identified a need for emerging Latino leaders in the community when he began as director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2013. “I was constantly being asked by young Latino professionals about courses, books, workshops, TED talks...

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Mapping a career journey: Alumni Mentor Network helps guide students along the path to success

Careers are filled with twists and turns and it often helps to have a mentor help guide you along the way. In Fall 2017, the Alumni Mentor Network paired alumni volunteers with students to help them begin their career journeys. The initiative is funded by Consumers Credit Union and DU’s Alumni Board of Directors. Dawn...

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Alumni Success Story: Calvin Beard, ’15

Calvin Beard, ‘15 will never forget the day that he realized he was in the wrong profession. Learn how his Davenport degree helped him land his dream job as an administrator for the Lansing Public Schools. 1. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. Growing up, I loved being surrounded...

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A Day in the Life of National Cherry Festival Director Kat Paye, ’04

They say life is like a bowl of cherries. For Kat Paye, ’04, it really is. Paye is the executive director of the National Cherry Festival. Paye’s passion for the NCF began when she was a 6-year-old volunteer commissioned by her friend, Jeff — a quadriplegic whose charisma and love for life inspired her and...

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Making the jump from a ‘wantrepreneur’ to an entrepreneur

James Czerew, a 2007 College of Technology alumnus, started his first company, TechConnect, LLC, in 2011 after a period of working in the healthcare industry. “For most of my life, I had the idea I might one day start a company. I quickly learned that there is a big difference between the dream of starting...

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Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career

You need national clearance to know what alumnus Andrew Cranmer, ’15, is working on for the Department of Defense in South Carolina. Many of his duties are classified due to national security. Cranmer mainly works on projects relating to XXXXXXXXX, machine learning, XXXXXXXX, computer vision, XXXXXXXX and biometrics — similar to the courses he completed...

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