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Meet the Alumni Relations Staff

Meet the Alumni Relations Staff



Contact Erik:


Erik Dane '07
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Events

Erik serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Events. He rejoins the Panthers after working with Grand Valley State University in the Conference and Event Planning Department. A Davenport alumni himself, Erik spent seven years with Davenport in various event planning capacities. With over 11 years of event planning experience, he strives for events that consistently exceed the specified goals and create lasting positive guest experiences. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and graduated with his MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport University in 2007. He looks forward to working with fellow Davenport alum throughout the state.



Contact Laura:


Laura Macka
Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Development

Laura joined the Alumni and Development staff in 2014 in her role as the Manager of Data Systems & Gift Processing.  Before joining our team, Laura worked in education as a Middle School teacher and in Adult Education as well.  Most recently she also served as the Membership Manager at John Ball Zoo where she gained experience in maintaining donor records and data systems using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge.