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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...

Alumni Success Story: Marcus Vazquez, ’12
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Alumni Success Story: Marcus Vazquez, ’12

Marcus Vazquez, ‘12, has seen his share of ups and downs, but he has the knowledge and skills needed in the sports world to land on his feet. See how he’s managed to overcome setbacks and remain positive: Tell me about yourself. I’ve had my share of heartaches and setbacks growing up in Fenton, Michigan....

Scholarship Spotlight – Leaving a Legacy in support of Nursing
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Scholarship Spotlight – Leaving a Legacy in support of Nursing

Gloria Neve, sister of Francine Neve Sherman, says Francine was a true Nightingale “Lady with the Lamp.” She was dedicated to the alleviation of suffering and the restoration of health. She also took great comfort in her religious beliefs. Francine died on May 22, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. She graduated from Howard City High School...

Alumni Success Story: Danielle DiPietro, ’14
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Alumni Success Story: Danielle DiPietro, ’14

Danielle DiPietro, ‘14, never thought she could combine her love of sport management with a career in the travel industry.  Find out how she’s living her dream: Tell us about yourself. I am 26 years old and from Ontario, Canada. I graduated from Davenport in 2014 with my sports management degree. I currently work as...

Traverse City Alums named in Traverse City Business News 40 under 40
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Traverse City Alums named in Traverse City Business News 40 under 40

Davenport University Alumni and Development Office is proud to recognize the following alumni on their professional success. Daniel Baker obtained his MBA in Business Management in the spring of 2017. Baker is a mortgage loan manager at 4Front Credit Union and an active member on four boards, including Junior Achievement and the Coast Guard City...

Davenport Alumni recognized in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under 40
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Davenport Alumni recognized in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under 40

Davenport University Alumni and Development Office is proud to announce Leandra Nisbet, ’08 BBA, ’12 MBA, ’14 PB, Jeff Lumpp, ’13 MBA, and Rachel Mraz, Foundation Board Director are named in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Leandra Nisbet graduated in 2008 with a BBA in Integrated Professional Studies Business & Technology, again in 2012 with...

Meet Our 2018 Alumni Award Recipients
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Meet Our 2018 Alumni Award Recipients

We are pleased to present our 2018 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 28th at the Sneden Center on the Lettinga Campus. If you’d like to join us, tickets for the Alumni...

Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16
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Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16

Brett Mayer, ‘16, wants to be remembered as always doing the right thing and leaving an imprint wherever he goes. Read more about Brett’s story: Tell us about yourself. I graduated from DU in 2016 with my BBA in Sport Management. I had an interest in the business side of the sports world. There is...

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