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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 

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
Improving the lives of children and families across Southeast Michigan

Described as a transformational leader, Kylee Mitchell Wells ‘03, was hired at Ballmer Group in December 2017 as Executive Director – Southeast Michigan. She leads philanthropic efforts in the area, developing and managing a multi-million dollar budget for Southeast Michigan grants and initiatives. “I am thrilled to be a part of Ballmer Group’s team making...

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Meet our 2019 Alumni Award Recipients

We are pleased to present our 2019 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 27th at the Sneden Center on the Lettinga Campus. If you’d like to join us, tickets for the Alumni...

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Passionate about education and community health, DU alum supports Beaumont Hospital in achieving Magnet Recognition

For Kenyatta Legette ’14, innovation is part of everyday life. Innovation surrounds her in her job as a nursing educator and inspires her in her volunteerism. Ask Legette about Grosse Pointe Beaumont’s newly awarded Magnet designation and her eyes light up. Legette has worked at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe for three years as a...

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Alumni Mentor Network: Making successful connections today for a student’s career path tomorrow

“I was lucky enough to have many excellent mentors early on in my career,” said Carey Brechting ‘16 grad and Alumni Mentor Network mentor. “If I would have had a mentor while in school, I can only imagine the benefits, connections and relationships that would have helped me prosper back then.” There are many reasons...

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Transforming a passion for the outdoors into a thriving business

Caleb Adrianson ‘17, owner of Great Lakes Outpost, is no stranger to retail marketing. He started working in his dad’s shop, Firehouse Guitars, when he was 12 years old. The business model that his father established – having a storefront and acting as a third-party online seller – had been successful. His father’s business was...

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Alumni Success Story: Leandra Nisbet ’08, ’12

Making meaningful connections with people is one of Leandra Nisbet’s ‘08, ‘12 special talents. This driving theme is what has found its way into her life as she collaborates with her team members and clients, serves on councils and instructs courses for Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence. Tell us about yourself. Family, life, background,...

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Alumni Success Story: Chris Tarkowski ’08

Chris Tarkowski ‘08 realizes how fortunate he is in the choices he’s made throughout his life. He’s served in the Marines, partnered on two prosperous businesses and is working his way upward in his career. Yet, he is humbled by his success and draws from his experience to give back to his community. Tell us...

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Alumni Success Story: Brittany Edwards ’18, MM

Brittany Edwards ‘18 has worked for the State of Michigan since she was a high school student. Through hard work and education, she moved up in her department and found a passion for advocating on behalf of both employees and her employer as a labor relations specialist. Tell us about yourself. Family, life, background, interests…...

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Alumni Success Story: Cheri Sharrard ’17, BS

Cheri Sharrard ’17 has taken on many roles in her life; a manager, data processor, an office clerk, a postal worker, a machinist and a stay-at-home mom. A self-described lifelong learner, she found another opportunity to explore when she enrolled at Davenport to get her Networking Management and Securities degree. Tell me about yourself. I’ve...

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Alumni Success Story: Quinton Adkins ’16, MBA

When Quinton Adkins ‘16 graduated high school he didn’t see himself as a life-long learner. However, with a job at a furniture manufacturer, the support of co-workers and the advantages of an undergraduate degree, he began to see the value of a graduate degree. And Davenport University afforded him the opportunity to pursue one. Tell...

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