Category: Alumni

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...

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...

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,”...

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