Category: Business

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,...

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...

Facilitator Spotlight: Randall Gilbert
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Facilitator Spotlight: Randall Gilbert

Randall Gilbert has led APICS Certification Exam Prep programs since 2012. Randy also teaches operations management courses at colleges and universities in the Grand Rapids area. He has over 30 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics & consulting, a Master’s degree in operations management, and a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering...

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...

From government assistance to transforming the lives of others
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From government assistance to transforming the lives of others

Alumna improves the college process for students in the Great Lakes Bay Region Renee Courier-Aumock, a first generation high school and college graduate, is the first to admit that her path was statistically not in her favor. “My school counselor never suggested that I go to college,” she said. Right out of high school, Courier-Aumock...

Davenport University’s work with Amway earns national recognition
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Davenport University’s work with Amway earns national recognition

Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence was recognized by Chief Learning Officer Magazine with an Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award. A national program, the Learning in Practice Awards, recognize industry leaders who demonstrate excellence in design and delivery of employee development programs. “Davenport University excels in its ability to create strong partnerships and collaborate with...

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