Category: People

A difficult path to career success
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A difficult path to career success

From teenage mom to partner in an accounting firm, Stephanie Blanco ‘99 has a triumphant story to inspire everyone. A rough start A father severely injured and unable to provide for the family, a mother dealing with her own demons and pregnant at the age of 14, Blanco faced significant challenges in her life. When...

Alum takes his career around the world
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Alum takes his career around the world

Brad Bultman ’07 received Davenport’s Young Alumni Award in 2013. Since that time, the last five years have been filled with adventure. He’s played with elephants in a Thailand jungle, ridden a camel around the Pyramids in Egypt, hiked the Great Wall of China, toured the Taj Mahal in India, and skydived in New Zealand,...

Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans
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Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans

Compassion and care echoes in Edwina Lee’s voice as she talks about caring for veterans at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit. Lee, a nursing student at Davenport University’s Warren Campus, was recently recognized with a DAISY Award – a recognition bestowed on extraordinary nurses nationwide. “It was an honor to...

Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs
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Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs

Davenport University (DU) has named Dr. Gilda Gely as its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gely is replacing Dr. Linda Rinker, who is retiring in July after serving as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the last eight years. Dr. Gely will begin the new role...

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 has been sharing Davenport Duos stories in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Take a sneak peek at the love stories below and follow along on the alumni Facebook page. Matt ’00 and Helena DeYoung ‘00 (pictured above) “Matt and I met competing in the CEO Elevator Pitch Competition in 2009....

Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP
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Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP

Quiana Scott ‘11 lived her life as a caregiver to her family and then to patients in the medical field for over 18 years. Her journey to get her MSN hasn’t been traditional, but it’s one she wouldn’t trade for the world. Read more about Quiana’s Davenport experience and nursing career. Tell us about yourself....

A Generational Story: Father, Richard Butler ’54 &  Daughter, Julie Angelena ’21
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A Generational Story: Father, Richard Butler ’54 & Daughter, Julie Angelena ’21

From college to university, the Butler family has created a tradition in attending Davenport Davenport University legal studies student Julie Angelena never forgot what attending Davenport meant to her father. Now, she is living his legacy by walking in his footsteps and bringing optimism to the world through hard work and overcoming challenges. Richard Butler,...

What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community
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What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community

Leffler, W. K., photographer. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C, 1963. Dec. 3. Photograph Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648312/. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to reflect on how Dr. King’s lessons can be applied today. In an effort to continue the work of Dr. King,...

Alumni Success Story: Larissa Karimwabo BBA ’11, MBA ’17
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Alumni Success Story: Larissa Karimwabo BBA ’11, MBA ’17

Larissa Karimwabo ‘11, ’17, has been conquering the business world one step at a time. After living in multiple countries and receiving three Davenport degrees she is nowhere near done learning and growing into the person she is going to be. Let’s dig into what this sport management 11’, marketing and accounting master’s 17’ graduate...

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DavenFund to give $10,000 to employees for professional development, software, equipment and more

DavenFund — a program offered to employees to provide funding for professional development, software, equipment or other resources — is entering its third year in 2019. The program is designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. Previous recipients have used the funds for standing...

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