Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Davenport athletes prepare for post-season tournaments


The women’s basketball conference championship will again be claimed at the Davenport University Student Center as the No. 1 Lady Panthers will host No. 2 seed Concordia on Monday, February 28 at 7:30pm.

For the third year in a row and fourth time in their six year history in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC), the Lady Panthers will make an appearance in the title game of the post-season tournament.

Here are the details on the hockey and basketball national tournaments beginning in March: Keep reading…

New alumni online service to connect alumni from coast to coast


Connecting over 50,000 alumni from more than 20 different countries and every state is no small task; however, the Alumni Relations Office has taken a step to make it easier for you.

Launching this winter is a new alumni online community – This new alumni community isn’t designed to replace Facebook or LinkedIn but rather to work with them to make it easier to network with DU alums across the globe.

The new alumni website will Keep reading…

BODIES REVEALED | DU Alumni Night at the Grand Rapids Public Museum


Join fellow Health Sciences alumni and students at a networking reception with drinks, appetizers and an opportunity to view the BODIES REVEALED Exhibit.

Guests can also attend one of the Topics in Health Care Lecture Series events featuring Dr. Douglas Leppink, Centre for Plastic Surgery, discussing “Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.”

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time: 5:30-8 p.m. – Reception in the Overlook Room (3rd Floor) & BODIES REVEALED Exhibit.

7 p.m – Topics in Health Care Lecture Series featuring Dr. Douglas Leppink in the Meijer Theater (2nd Floor).

Cost: Alumni – $15 for Reception & Exhibit Admission
Students – Special Rate of $5 for Reception & Exhibit Admission

Where: Grand Rapids Public Museum (Map)

Register online

2011 Excellence in Business Dinner


This year Davenport University will present the 2011 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business (EIB) Award to James P. Hackett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase, Inc. The annual fundraising gala will be held at DeVos Place on Friday, May 6, with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Academy award-winning actress and director, Diane Keaton.

Click here to learn more about this year’s EIB dinner gala, the honoree and featured speaker.

Vote for eNewsletter’s new name

We’ve narrowed the names down for the Alumni eNewsletter:

  • The Connection
  • The Voice
  • The Advance
  • The Source
  • The Answer

Be sure to cast your vote here and look for next month’s eNewsletter to see which one gets picked.

Attention Midland-area alumni

The Student Leadership Initiative at the Midland Campus recently announced their first silent auction to raise money for the Safe & Sound Advocacy Center of Midland to help stop child abuse.

Bidding will take place from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Conference Room A of DU’s Midland Campus. Snacks and beverages will be served all day, so stop in when you get a chance and place a bid!

In addition to the silent auction, the Student Leadership Initiative is also conducting a Sock Drive through March 14 and a Change Drive through March 15 at the Midland Campus (Map).

2nd Annual Young Alumni Winter Reception


DU alums, Erik Dane '07 & Sara Hop '09

On January 27 nearly 60 DU alumni gathered at the Grand Rapids Art Museum for the second annual Winter Reception. Guests not only got a chance to make new connections and mingle with members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, but also had the opportunity to view the Princess Diana exhibit.

View photos of this year’s event.

If you missed this event be sure to check the alumni website for upcoming events.

Student spotlight

Jacob Doane

Jacob Doane

Biography: Jacob, a senior at Davenport University, will be graduating in May from the accounting honors program – where he will earn his BBA and MBA. For the past four years Jacob has been a recipient of the Lettinga Campus Charter Scholarship which covers full tuition and fees for qualified high school seniors with a 3.9 CGPA or above.  In addition to his class work, Jacob is a full time Associate at O’Keefe & Associates – a position he obtained following a one year internship.

Here is a little more about Jacob:

Hobbies: Golf, hanging out, and either watching or playing sports

Favorite Food: Sandwiches

Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Lions

Favorite professor and why: Tim Bergsma because I learned a lot from his class, and he is good at what he does. Keep reading…