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2019 Alumni Awards & Homecoming

Homecoming means cheering on your Panthers, connecting with old friends and making great memories. You will have the opportunity to learn more about Davenport, celebrate the achievements of fellow alumni, reconnect with faculty, staff, and explore Davenport’s growing W.A. Lettinga Campus and be a Panther Forever!

We look forward to seeing you the weekend of September 27th and 28th!

Homecoming Week Details
Alumni Awards Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 2019 alumni award honorees on Friday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game

Join us for the the Homecoming Tailgate and Football Game on Saturday, September 28th. See more details about times and parking below.

Campus Events

Visit the W.A. Lettinga Campus for a full schedule of student life and athletic events 


Visiting the W.A. Lettinga Campus and Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex

Football Game Day Information

 Get your specific football game day answers (parking, tailgating, etc.) 

Alumni Awards Details
5:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., the program will start at 6:00 p.m.

Business Casual

Check out photos from last year on Facebook. 

W.A. Lettinga Campus

The event will be in the Sneden Meeting Rooms at the W.A. Lettinga Campus.

2019 Alumni Award Honorees

The Davenport University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Alumni Award Honorees for outstanding achievements in their professional fields and dedicated service to DU.

Mike Dokter
Distinguished Alumni Award - Mike Dokter, Class of 2010 & 2013

Partner & Senior VP, MoTown Property Group; President, NaZdrowie Ltd.; Adjunct Faculty, Davenport University

Doug Saunders
Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Award - Doug Saunders, Class of 2004 & 2012

Director of Operations, Flexco Grand Rapids

Stephanie Blanco
Hy Berkowitz Professional Excellence Award - Stephanie Blanco, Class of 1999

Partner, John Kasperek Co., Inc.

Andrew Cranmer
College of Technology Alumni Award - Andrew Cranmer, Class of 2015

Data Scientist, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award - Valarie Handy, Class of 2008

Innovation Center Analyst, Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development

College of Health Alumni Award - Kenyatta Legette, Class of 2008 & 2014

Nursing Educator, Beaumont Health

Homecoming Tailgate Details
10:00 AM

Football game starts at 12:00 p.m. Tailgate will be open at 10:00 a.m., with BBQ at 11:00 a.m. Please click here for detailed map of tailgate tent location.


$10 ticket includes entrance to the homecoming football game, access to the alumni tent and BBQ lunch.


Parking is available for $10. Free shuttle from the Lettinga Campus available 2.5 hours prior and one hour after the game. A parking pass for each game can be ordered online or at the gate, CASH ONLY.

Alumni Award Ceremony and Homecoming Registration
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