Monthly Archive for September, 2011

October Alumni Events

Twisted RoosterYoung Alumni Social Mixer

Thursday, October 13,
Twisted Rooster | Grand Rapids, MI

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headshot-dr-richard-j-pappasMeet the President Reception

Tuesday, October 25
Andiamo | Livonia, MI

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diversity-lunch1The Business Case for Diversity Luncheon

Thursday, October 27
Davenport University | Holland, MI

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Another successful year for the Scholarship Golf Classic

dsgc-photoA beautiful August day was the setting for the 25th Annual Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic, held at Egypt Valley Country Club. For the second year in a row, the course was filled to capacity.

We thank everyone who came out to play and those who joined us for dinner and the auction. We are sincerely grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous contributions. All funds raised will support Davenport University student scholarships.

If you were unable to participate this year but would still like to make a donation to student scholarships, please make your donation here.

Click here to see photos from this year’s outing.

Accounting Networking Event

Get an edge on the competition. Davenport alumni with accounting degrees are invited to the Livonia Campus to learn about careers in the accounting field and meet employers.

When: Tuesday, October 4 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: DU’s Livonia Campus, Room 18 (Map)

Please RSVP to Michelle Chapo, Career Services Coordinator, at (586) 620-4041 or email.

Warren Alumni Profile – Meet Eric Dumas


Eric Dumas '97

Friends of Eric Dumas describe him as passionate and generous to his family, friends and the organizations he supports as well as being a hard working and having a great sense of humor. Eric graduated from DU in August 1997 with a bachelor of Business Administration and thanks one of his dearest friends and co-workers, Kerry Connelly, for encouraging him to attend Davenport. “After researching DU, I eagerly chose the school for a variety of reasons, including its reputation for a quality education and accreditations, its convenient location and the ability to attend classes while Keep Reading…

DU’s 70 Nichols Organization featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Dr. Nichols

Dr. Nichols

Davenport University’s 70 Nichols student organization is seeking projects that its third- and fourth-year students can work on, free of charge.

70 Nichols is a student-run organization that was devised to provide technological solutions to groups and non-profits locally and afar.

Read the article in Crain’s Detroit Business here.

Alumni Benefits Update

Snap Fitness discount for Alumni

Snap Fitness is the fast, convenient, affordable alternative to big-box health clubs, providing members with a high-quality workout experience in a clean, comfortable, non-threatening environment. We offer members 24/7 access to all of our 1,300 locations worldwide, allowing them to workout whenever they want, wherever they want. In addition, Snap Fitness members have access to a host of value-added services designed to give members better results and more for their money.

For Davenport Alumni and Students, Snap Fitness has put together a very special offer to help members save more on their membership: Join now and get 100% off the enrollment fee and 10% off the monthly dues. All you have to do is go to, type in your zip code and click “Go.” Then, select a club and click the “Join Now” button for details on your membership.

Hurry, offer ends on 11/30/2011!

*Global Access Security Fee is applied to all memberships and you must show proof of Alumni card or Student ID to your local club to receive the discounts if you enroll at the club.

Fall 2011 Brooks Brothers Corporate Shopping Event

Enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members can save 25%!

Friday, October 14, 2011 – Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 Ways to Save: In Store – Online – By Phone

For three days only, Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16, 2011 all enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members will Save 25% on regular priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, online or by phone at 1.800.274.1815.

Not enrolled in Davenport’s membership program? Click here to begin saving at Brooks Brothers. Davenport University: Organization ID# 10778 and Pin Code # 94355

It’s Back by Popular Demand . . .


Former President of DCB, Dr. Jim Mendola and President Emeritus Dr. Frank Paone

and indeed it was popular! Over 94 golfers and almost 20 additional lunch guests participated in the Detroit College of Business Alumni Reunion Golf Outing on August 12 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Club. Former President of DCB, Dr. Jim Mendola, President Emeritus Dr. Frank Paone, alumni Mike Allie and Kevin Ryan and Kevin Brazell, former DCB Director of Alumni Relations comprised the committee that revived the annual golf outing. Friends and classmates gathered over an 18-hole scramble with lunch, beverage and hole sponsorships that will support the DCB Alumni Endowed Scholarship for Southeast Michigan students.

The winning foursome at 15 under par was Kevin Ryan, Rosco Sloan, Nunzio Mariano and Razmig Boghikian.

Click here for photos of the event.

Davenport is pleased and proud to celebrate its predecessor college alumni and we all enjoyed the fun-filled day so much, it is already on the calendar for August 10, 2012!

5th Annual Fall Crawl 5K Fun Run/Walk

2011 Fall Crawl LogoDavenport University is excited to announce the 5th Annual Fall Crawl 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 24th. This fun run/walk is open to Davenport students, alumni, faculty & staff and the entire community. The 3.1 mile course will be through the W.A. Lettinga Campus and the Kraft Lake Office Park (Foremost Insurance Property).

Serious and amateur athletes are allowed to start first, followed by walkers and families. All proceeds from the race will benefit the DU Cares Project.

When: Saturday, September 24

8 a.m.  – Registration at the DU Student Center
9 a.m. – Race starts

$10 – DU Students
$15 – DU Alumni, Faculty & Staff
$20 – Community participants
Children 12 & under are free

Following the run there will be a complimentary breakfast at South Hall Dining for all race participants. There is a $5 charge for breakfast for those not registered for the Fall Crawl.

Register online here

Save The Date – Homecoming Weekend is Nov 11 & 12


Friday, November 11, 2011
9th Annual Homecoming Tailgate & Hockey Game at Patterson Ice Center (Map). Join DU alumni, students and friends in cheering on the four-time national championship Panther hockey team as they face off against division rivals – Lindenwood University.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Join alumni from across the state for a family fun day on the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Your day includes Campus tours, activities for kids and more!

The day ends with the 2011 Alumni Awards Banquet in the Student Center.

More information and online registration coming soon!