Category: People

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...

A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan
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A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan

The buzz of machinery doesn’t drown Elijah Baltierra’s excitement when showcasing a component on the custom machinery used to make bleach at Powell Fabrication in St. Louis, Michigan. Bearing safety glasses and closed toed shoes, he spends his days in the machine shop deploying and configuring chemical skid machinery. “Our business model is really innovative,”...

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...

Davenport DEI: a Winner Again
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Davenport DEI: a Winner Again

In some organizations, winning an award means basking in success and resting on your laurels. However, for Davenport Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Rhae-Ann Booker, Ph.D., an award always represents an opportunity to raise the bar of performance even higher. “Awards are a way to gain input from external organizations about our...

The first-year journey for a new student
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The first-year journey for a new student

How Davenport helps map a path for first-year student success Jodi Hicks, director of First Year Experience, becomes a familiar face to most new Panthers at Davenport University. Her role is vital in coordinating a smooth transition into college for first-year students. “I connect students with each other, campus resources, staff and faculty, and sometimes...

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...

Leadership program empowers DU’s women of color
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Leadership program empowers DU’s women of color

Davenport University’s new ASPIRE program — Achieving Success through Positive Interaction, Reflection and Empowerment — helps women of color achieve academic success, develop as leaders, and foster strong interpersonal skills and relationships. Justine Shelton, assistant director of Student Life, recognized a need to support minority women in her first month at DU. “I met with...

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