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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 

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
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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Advisor turned author

For the past four years, George Watt has made an annual visit to Midland to take in a Great Lakes Loons game with family and reunite with his fellow students, alums and coworkers. Watt has many ties to Davenport University — as a student, an employee and an alum. He received his associate’s degree at...

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A difficult path to career success

From teenage mom to partner in an accounting firm, Stephanie Blanco ‘99 has a triumphant story to inspire everyone. A rough start A father severely injured and unable to provide for the family, a mother dealing with her own demons and pregnant at the age of 14, Blanco faced significant challenges in her life. When...

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Alum takes his career around the world

Brad Bultman ’07 received Davenport’s Young Alumni Award in 2013. Since that time, the last five years have been filled with adventure. He’s played with elephants in a Thailand jungle, ridden a camel around the Pyramids in Egypt, hiked the Great Wall of China, toured the Taj Mahal in India, and skydived in New Zealand,...

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Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans

Compassion and care echoes in Edwina Lee’s voice as she talks about caring for veterans at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit. Lee, a nursing student at Davenport University’s Warren Campus, was recently recognized with a DAISY Award – a recognition bestowed on extraordinary nurses nationwide. “It was an honor to...

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Davenport Duos

Throughout the week, the DU Alumni Association Facebook page has been sharing Davenport Duos stories in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Take a sneak peek at the love stories below and follow along on the alumni Facebook page. Matt ’00 and Helena DeYoung ‘00 (pictured above) “Matt and I met competing in the CEO Elevator Pitch Competition in 2009....

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