Monthly Archive for December, 2009

A message from the Alumni Relations Office

Annual Giving Chart

As the holiday season approaches, I’m reminded of the great gifts I have received, but none as significant as the gift of my education. I’m proud to say I am one of more than 55,000 alumni who have received their degree from Davenport.

Did you know that on average, someone who has earned a bachelor’s degree will earn $1 million more over a lifetime than someone who has not? However, because of today’s economic climate, receiving a degree is not only difficult, but more important than ever.

Last year, over 95 percent of students enrolled at Davenport University qualified for financial aid of some kind. In this season of giving, I ask you to make a gift to the Davenport Fund. A gift of any size truly makes a difference, and a gift any size up to $249 qualifies you to become a member of the Panther Pride Club. Show your DU pride today by making a tax deductible gift before the year’s end. Your gift will ease the financial burdens and help to make our students educational dreams a reality.

Visit to make your gift online or call 616-233-3412

Happy Holidays!


Jason Madden ’08
Alumni Relations Manager

Upcoming alumni events


Be sure to join us for one or more of the upcoming regional events sponsored by the Alumni Association!

SE Michigan
January 13, 2010 – Women’s Basketball vs. Madonna University
The DU Alumni Association and Student Life invite you and your family to join DU alums and students in the Metro-Detroit area as we cheer on the DU Women’s basketball team in a cross-town rivalry against Madonna University. A pre-game reception will be held at the Livonia campus beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join us for food, fun and prizes and meet the team before the game. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Activities Center on the campus of Madonna University. Please RSVP here by January 11, 2010.

February 4, 2010 – Men’s Division II Hockey vs. Oakland University
The DU Alumni Association and Student Life invite alumni, students and friends to a pre-game reception to be held at the Onyx Rochester Ice Center in Rochester, Mich. Stop by for dinner and meet the DU hockey team prior to the game. Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and game time is 8:40p.m. Please RSVP here by February 2, 2010.

West Michigan
February 13, 2010 – Alumni Basketball Game followed by Men’s Basketball vs. Aquinas College
With a new year comes a new tradition! Join us for our 1st Annual WinterFest celebration being held in the Student Center at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. This is your chance to bring the family and join other alums, students and staff in cheering on our alumni basketball team and also the DU Men’s Basketball team.

11 a.m. – Alumni basketball game
3 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Aquinas College

  • Half-time teaser featuring impressionist, Brandon Styles

5 p.m. – Post game show Brandon Styles

Warren Campus career fair

Networking Fair

2009 Winter Career Fair

The Davenport University Maine School of Business will be hosting a business professionals career and networking fair on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at the Warren Campus (map). The career fair will be held from 2-5 p.m. in the South Building in room 16.

For more information regarding the career fair contact Paul Jones at 586-620-4043.

Alumni discount at online spirit store

Don’t forget, DU alums always receive a 10 percent discount at our bookstore and online spirit store! Visit

Alumni Discount