Category: Alumni

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...

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...

Alumni Success Story: Brett Radlicki, ’18
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Alumni Success Story: Brett Radlicki, ’18

Brett Radlicki, ‘18, says he loves to apply creative solutions to difficult problems. Read more about Brett’s story: Tell us about yourself! I have lived in southeast Michigan for quite some time now. I have a wonderful wife, two college kids and a dog who pretty much thinks he’s a cat. I love to run,...

Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08
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Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08

Misty Janks’ goal is to create a more caring world through her new role as the director of impact and outreach for the State of Michigan at Our Community LISTENS. Learn how this 2008 Bachelor’s in Business Administration alumna is making an impact: Tell us about yourself! I am a proud first-generation college student from...

Cooking up a passion for business
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Cooking up a passion for business

From sandwich shops to breweries to international markets, Davenport alumni around the country are finding their entrepreneurial passion in the food industry. Read each story in this series: A restaurant love story featuring Alex Wilkening, ’12 A family of entrepreneurs featuring Michael Havemeier, ’10 Creative freedom featuring Dino Duratovic, ’15 From cherry farmers to winemakers featuring McKenzie Gallagher,...

Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love
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Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love

Owning Livonia Bakery & Café has been a labor of love for Franco Petrucci, ’91. “It is a seven-day-a-week business,” Petrucci said. “Originally, we started as a bakery and deli store. We have grown our services to include catering, gift baskets and even kids’ birthday parties.” Petrucci and his brother opened Livonia Bakery and Café...

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