Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Young alumni kick-off a hit!

DU Alums w/BVA

DU alums, Mandee Rick, Jaime Brookmeyer and Brandi Lydy with guests and Brian Vander Ark

The Davenport University Alumni Association hosted the official kick-off to the DU Young Alumni program on Thursday, June 24 at 654 Croswell in East Grand Rapids. Area alums gathered to enjoy wine tasting, great food and music. An international student internship was even made available by one of the guests!

While networking, alums enjoyed a selection of Michigan wines from Brys Estates that were paired with gourmet entrees created by local celebrity chef, Tommy Fitzgerald. Topping off the night was a private performance by local musician Brian Vander Ark, front man for The Verve Pipe.

View event photos here.

DU @ the Zoo a huge success

DU @ The Zoo

DU volunteer, Brandyn Childress and her son

More than 300 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends attended the DU at the Zoo family alumni event held on Saturday, June 26 at the Detroit Zoological Society.

Many enjoyed the barbeque picnic under the tent where highlights included a DJ, children’s crafts and the crowd favorite—face painting.

After lunch, alumni and friends toured the zoo while children participated in the scavenger hunt to earn a bag full of prizes from the Alumni Association.

View pictures from the day here.

Upcoming alumni events

Wondering what we are up to? Come visit us at one of the upcoming alumni events listed below.

August 18      West Michigan Whitecaps Game and Fireworks
Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, MI
6:30 p.m. Meet and greet
7 p.m. Game time
$25 per ticket (Includes food, soft drinks and a private suite)
Space is limited – call today for tickets. 616-233-3416

August 23      Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic
Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada, MI
11 a.m.
$250 per golfer or $75 for dinner ticket only
Register Online

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Mark Youngs named coach of the year

Mark Youngs, womens basketball coach

Mark Youngs, women's basketball coach

Davenport Women’s Basketball Coach, Mark Youngs, was named the 2009-2010 Women’s Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.

Youngs has guided the Lady Panthers to four straight Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) championships in a row and to six straight appearances in the NAIA DII National Tournament. This is his 9th season as head coach of the Women’s Basketball program which Young’s started in 2002-03.

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Alumni discount at the spirit store

Did you know that as a DU alumnus you receive a 10% discount at the spirit store? Stop by the Tyrus R. Wessell Bookstore located on the W.A. Lettinga Campus to see our newest items.

You can also find us online at Just enter promo code CO3RJW6 at checkout to receive your 10% discount.

Also, for the month of August, select graphic tees are 2 for $15 or 1 for $7.95.

Email forwarding system will be temporarily unavailable next week

Davenport alumni who have signed up for the email forwarding system (example: will experience a brief interruption in service.
System updates are scheduled from August 2 through August 9 as we move to a new system to offer a better end user experience.

Please email us with any questions or call 866-238-0012.