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Advisor turned author
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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...

A difficult path to career success
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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...

Alum takes his career around the world
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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,...

Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans
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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...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Davenport Duos
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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....

Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP
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Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP

Quiana Scott ‘11 lived her life as a caregiver to her family and then to patients in the medical field for over 18 years. Her journey to get her MSN hasn’t been traditional, but it’s one she wouldn’t trade for the world. Read more about Quiana’s Davenport experience and nursing career. Tell us about yourself....

A Generational Story: Father, Richard Butler ’54 &  Daughter, Julie Angelena ’21
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A Generational Story: Father, Richard Butler ’54 & Daughter, Julie Angelena ’21

From college to university, the Butler family has created a tradition in attending Davenport Davenport University legal studies student Julie Angelena never forgot what attending Davenport meant to her father. Now, she is living his legacy by walking in his footsteps and bringing optimism to the world through hard work and overcoming challenges. Richard Butler,...

Alumni Success Story: Larissa Karimwabo BBA ’11, MBA ’17
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Alumni Success Story: Larissa Karimwabo BBA ’11, MBA ’17

Larissa Karimwabo ‘11, ’17, has been conquering the business world one step at a time. After living in multiple countries and receiving three Davenport degrees she is nowhere near done learning and growing into the person she is going to be. Let’s dig into what this sport management 11’, marketing and accounting master’s 17’ graduate...

Alumni Success Story: Shariq Farooquee ’16, MBA ’18
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Alumni Success Story: Shariq Farooquee ’16, MBA ’18

Seven years ago Shariq Farooquee ‘16, MBA ‘18, never would have believed he would be a successful accountant. Yet, today he feels both honored and grateful for the education he received at Davenport University. Learn how Davenport fit into his lifestyle as an adult returning to school: Tell us about yourself. I am a mortgage...

Alumni Success Story: Bilal Mushtaq, MD, MBA ’12, ’14
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Alumni Success Story: Bilal Mushtaq, MD, MBA ’12, ’14

Bilal Mushtaq, MD, MBA ‘12, ’14, was able to utilize Davenport’s online programs to acquire a masters and postgraduate certificate while pursuing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. As a result, he was able to better leverage into his position as chief medical officer at Harmony Consulting Solutions (HCS). Read more about Dr. Mushtaq’s educational...

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