Category: Technology

Alumni Success Story: Cheri Sharrard ’17, BS
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Alumni Success Story: Cheri Sharrard ’17, BS

Cheri Sharrard ’17 has taken on many roles in her life; a manager, data processor, an office clerk, a postal worker, a machinist and a stay-at-home mom. A self-described lifelong learner, she found another opportunity to explore when she enrolled at Davenport to get her Networking Management and Securities degree. Tell me about yourself. I’ve...

2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation
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2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation

Davenport University will welcome Mercedes Tunstall, J.D. as its fourth Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow (WWVF) from March 18 to 21, 2019. As an expert in cybersecurity, Tunstall will be speaking to students, faculty, staff and the public on topics surrounding consumer privacy, financial regulation, virtual currencies and digital innovation. The WWVF program – offered through the Council...

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 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,...

Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library
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Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library

Four Davenport University students put their minds together earlier this year to create a mobile application for the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids. The students, who were majors in the Computer Information Systems program, were enrolled in an independent study with DU faculty member Brian Kowalczk. “These students took advantage of this awesome opportunity,”...

Alumni Success Story: James Blankenship, ’95
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Alumni Success Story: James Blankenship, ’95

Former distinguished alumni award recipient James Blankenship, ‘95, has set a goal to shape the ever-changing world in technology. Read more about his journey as the vice president of information systems at Arbor Financial Credit Union: Tell me about yourself! My passion is leveraging technology to enable cross-functional business areas. I have been in the...

Alumni Success Story: Anas Alkatib, ‘12, ‘14
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Alumni Success Story: Anas Alkatib, ‘12, ‘14

Anas Alkatib started a scholarship to honor his daughters. Learn how this director of IT security risk and network administration wants to create opportunities for women in technology in southeast Michigan. Tell us about yourself! I’m originally from Iraq. I moved a year after I was born to UAE (United Arab Emirates). I lived there...

Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career
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Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career

You need national clearance to know what alumnus Andrew Cranmer, ’15, is working on for the Department of Defense in South Carolina. Many of his duties are classified due to national security. Cranmer mainly works on projects relating to XXXXXXXXX, machine learning, XXXXXXXX, computer vision, XXXXXXXX and biometrics — similar to the courses he completed...

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