Category: People

Aaron House, ’16, establishes a new scholarship for underserved students interested in technology careers
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Aaron House, ’16, establishes a new scholarship for underserved students interested in technology careers

Creating opportunities Aaron House, ’16, doesn’t take the generosity of others for granted. That is why after years of having amazing opportunities and supportive mentors in the IT field, he created a scholarship at Davenport University geared at helping underserved populations obtain jobs in technology. For House, investing in a scholarship means more than helping...

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 is sharing Davenport Duos stories in celebration of Valentine’s Day. View a sneak peek of the love stories below and follow along on the Facebook page. Admir, ’12, MBA ’15, and Brooke Lugonjic, MBA ’15 (pictured above) “Admir and I met in a marketing class during...

Great Lakes Bay Campus’ Bill Gagliardi recognized for bringing together business and education
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Great Lakes Bay Campus’ Bill Gagliardi recognized for bringing together business and education

Bill Gagliardi, the director of the Great Lakes Bay Campus in Midland, was awarded the J. Kermit Campbell Partnership for Education Award from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce in early February. The J. Kermit Campbell Award is named in honor of an individual who believed that a cooperative relationship between business and education was...

Alumni Success Story: Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09
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Alumni Success Story: Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09

As a Chief Deputy of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09, is considered the trusted advisor and administrator of the court. Q&A with Guy Weeks Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. My path is unique as I attended Davenport College right...

New Alumni Mentor Network helps prepare Davenport University students for the real world
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New Alumni Mentor Network helps prepare Davenport University students for the real world

Marie Woodard, ‘94, is the kind of mentor students would want in their corner when navigating challenging educational and professional decisions. Disha Roddy, ’19, appreciates Marie’s first-hand guidance. Disha is a graduate student in Davenport University’s MBA program and was paired with Marie in the fall for the first-ever Alumni Mentor Network program commissioned and...

Recent alumna launches magazine after class that inspires hands-on learning
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Recent alumna launches magazine after class that inspires hands-on learning

Christina Flowers, ’17, learned how to launch her new magazine from Steve Bayus’ class that blended real-life teachings and storytelling to inspire hands-on learning. A student’s journey Christina Flowers was born and raised in Grand Rapids and always experienced success in her career. And after being laid off from her corporate marketing job of more...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – December 2017
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – December 2017

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Davenport professor hosts radio show Steve Prawdzik, associate department chair in DU’s Sport Management program, is hosting a new sports-focused radio show on GR 94.9 FM and WYGR 94.9 FM, as...

Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Haswell
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Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Haswell

Melissa Haswell, who teaches at the Great Lakes Bay Campus in Midland, is an asset to the science and nursing department at Davenport University. Haswell has a bachelor’s degree in biology, master’s degrees in both health education and biology, and a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in biology education. “Melissa is an unsung...

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