Category: Alumni

Alumni Success Story: Brandie Heyboer ’16
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Alumni Success Story: Brandie Heyboer ’16

As a Staff Accountant for Broadstone Accounting, Brandie Heyboer ’16 works behind-the-scenes as a bookkeeper and accountant for hotels and campgrounds around the Ludington area. Brandie values mentors and networking because of the connections she built growing up in a small town. She says, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the great mentors...

Alumni Success Story: Aldina Sejdovic ’11
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Alumni Success Story: Aldina Sejdovic ’11

Aldina Sejdovic ’11 grew up in Dresden, Germany and now leads a team at Lake Michigan Credit Union as a Branch Manager with her passion for helping people. She started as a Teller and took classes at Davenport to help advance her career. Aldina says, “The more DU classes I took, the more I realized...

Alumni Success Story: Joanna Udo ’14
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Alumni Success Story: Joanna Udo ’14

If you were to ask Joanna Udo ’14 ten years ago if she would have a flourishing career as a Systems Engineer at Spectrum Health, she would say ‘no way!’ She was originally attracted to DU because of their growing nursing program, but randomly decided to pursue a technology degree instead. “This job helped me realize...

Alumni Success Story: Emily Veneklase ’13 ’15
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Alumni Success Story: Emily Veneklase ’13 ’15

With a true passion to make a difference, alumna Emily Veneklase ’13 ’15 feels that her job is the perfect fit for her! As a nurse, Emily is excelling in her dual role as a Stroke Program Coordinator and Nurse Educator at Metro Health Hospital.  She said, “I found my niche in healthcare working as...

Alumni Success Story: Nick Kuncaitis ’10
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Alumni Success Story: Nick Kuncaitis ’10

Nick Kuncaitis ’10 is a network security graduate who is the third generation to work at K Group Companies, started by his grandpa in 1980. He was featured in the most recent issue of the DU Review. Missed it? Check it out below. Nick, who graduated in 2010 with a BAS in Network Security and Biometric...

Alumni Success Story: Kelly Rodrigues ‘14
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Alumni Success Story: Kelly Rodrigues ‘14

Kelly Rodrigues ‘14 has her dream job in Human Resources at Bell’s Brewery where she’s the person “behind the bar,” who helps hand pick employees to ensure they are the right fit for the Bell’s culture. She says that 10 years in the restaurant industry and the decision to further her education with Davenport University...

Alumni Success Story: Erik Schmidt ‘15
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Alumni Success Story: Erik Schmidt ‘15

Erik Schmidt ’15 knows a thing or two about insurance. As a Senior Claims Representative at Farmers Insurance, Erik handles residential homeowner’s claims throughout the United States.  After receiving his first promotion in less than a year of working at Farmers, Erik credits DU for the networking opportunities and hands-on experiences that has helped him...

Alumni Success Story: Andrea Crossman ’87
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Alumni Success Story: Andrea Crossman ’87

Trendsetter On and Off the Lake Beyond securing incredible homes for clients, Andrea Crossman ‘87 is a real estate entrepreneur who explores innovative ways to provide exclusive service. With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate market as a broker, business owner and trendsetter, Andrea has identified and excelled in her niche...

Alumni Success Story – The Brown Family Tradition
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Alumni Success Story – The Brown Family Tradition

Caren Meerman ‘14 & ‘16 may hold the record of most Davenport commencement ceremonies attended. “We have it down now,” says Caren, “We have reserved seat labels and everything.” Caren’s family has made quite the name for themselves at Davenport University. Caren’s mother, Carna Brown ‘08, is the Director of Financial Aid at DU; her...

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Alumni Success Story: Roger Victory ’87

A Farming Wunderkind, Turned State Representative As an undergraduate student at DU, Roger Victory ’87 created a business plan that would help him cultivate a career in farming, and later, a successful bid for public service. “The same principals in the business plan I created many decades ago have carried me through decades of success...

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