Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Davenport loses devoted alumnus, supporter and champion with passing of Peter C. Cook


Davenport University has lost a devoted alumnus, supporter and champion with the death of Peter C. Cook on Nov. 28 at the age of 96. Peter was honored with numerous awards for community involvement, volunteerism and philanthropic support. He was preceded in death by his wife Pat, and is survived by sons Thomas and Stephen, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peter graduated from Davenport-McLachlan Institute (now Davenport University) in 1936, received Davenport’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 and an honorary doctorate of law degree Keep Reading…

Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes a new team

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to welcome the following community and business leaders as new members of the Davenport Alumni Association Board of Directors:

Steve Axdorff ’89
Senior Mortgage Loan Officer
Founders Bank & Trust

Mike Door, C.P.A ‘77
Lettinga & Associates, LLC

Ken Fortier ‘01
Quantum Leap Communications, Inc.

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Davenport – Get Where the World is Going

The University’s winter ad campaign has just launched with a new tagline -- “Get where the world is going.” View DU’s current commercials airing on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

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8th annual Homecoming Tailgate and Hockey Game a huge success

Fans cheering on the Panther hockey team

Fans cheering on the Panther hockey team

Over 770 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends cheered on the Panthers as they faced off against the University of Michigan – Dearborn at this year’s Homecoming Tailgate and hockey game where Davenport’s DI team won 7-4.

Before the game,

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Last chance to register for the Chicago Alumni & Friends Reception

The Alumni Association invites you to meet President Pappas and fellow alumni and friends in Chicago on December 10.

Learn about Davenport University’s Vision 2015, programming and engagement opportunities. With over 4,000 alumni in the greater Chicago area, we have much to share and much to learn! As a bonus, all guests will be registered for a chance to win prizes from the Alumni Association.

When: Friday, December 10, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Trump International Hotel & Tower (Map)
Salon III, 17th Floor
401 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60611

The event is free; however we ask that you register online here.

Young Alumni Winter Reception @ the GRAM

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Join fellow DU alumni and friends at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for cocktails, conversation and a peek at the Princess Diana exhibit.

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Grand Rapids Art Museum (Map)

Price: $10 – Reception & Museum Admission
$15 – Reception, Museum &Princess Di Exhibit Admission

Please RSVP online or call 616-233-3416 to reserve your tickets.