Monthly Archive for July, 2012

Thank You!

The Alumni Relations Office thanks all of you who supported the 2011-12 Davenport Fund drive. Your gifts raised $90,572 for scholarships!

Giving a gift to Davenport helps fund a DU education for current and future students in the same way many of you were supported when you were a student. You remember the challenge of financing a higher education; helping to make a DU education more accessible to future alumni is a powerful thing.

It’s not too early to make your gift for 2012-13. Our new fiscal year started on July 1!

Click here to recommit your past year’s gift or to join the many others who make Davenport University an important part of their giving.



Time is Running Out – Nominate Someone Today!

The Alumni Relations Office is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Alumni Awards which includes the newest awards – the Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Award, the College of Technology Alumni Award and the College of Health Professions Alumni Award.

Each year, alumni awards are given to individuals in recognition of their professional accomplishments, service to others and contributions to the community.


Nominations for the following awards will be accepted until July 31, 2012.

  • The Distinguished Alumni
  • The Hy Berkowitz Professional Excellence Award
  • The Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • The Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Award
  • The College of Technology Alumni Award
  • The College of Health Professions Alumni Award

If you know someone who is deserving of these honors or if you’d like to nominate yourself please complete the online nomination form. The awards ceremony will be held in the fall of 2012. Please look for more information on this event in future issues of our alumni eNewsletter – The Connection.

For more information or questions regarding these awards, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 866-248-0011.

View photos from the 2011 Alumni Awards Banquet here.

Register today

Upcoming Alumni Events

DU @ The Detroit Zoo
A family-friendly outing
Saturday, July 21 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Detroit Zoo (Map)
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3rd Annual Alumni Summer Celebration
Brian Vander Ark is back by popular demand
Thursday, July 26 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Watermark Country Club (Map)
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3rd Annual Hockey Alumni & Friends Golf Outing
A portion of registration fees benefit the DU Hockey Program
Saturday, July 28 | 12 p.m.
Mines Golf Course (Map)
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Detroit College of Business Alumni & Friends Reunion Golf Outing
Proceeds benefit Southeast Michigan scholarships
Friday, August 10 | 8 a.m.
Dearborn Hills Golf Club (Map)
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26th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic
Over $1 million dollars for student scholarships
Monday, August 20 | 10:30 a.m.
Egypt Valley Country Club (Map)
More Information | Sponsorship Information


Sweet Georgia Cupcakes offers DU a “sweet” deal

Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you far away from a loved one on their special day and you want to show them you remembered?

Aristotle Ford, ’08, is owner of Sweet Georgia Cupcakes, an online platform that connects privately owned bakeries with customers looking for high-quality homemade baked goods. Partnered with companies showcased by Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Food Network and others, can get those products to the address you choose! Simply go to their website and place your order, products are prepared fresh and shipped anywhere in the country via 2-day air.

As a Davenport graduate, you are eligible for a 15% discount off any order. Register here, indicate Davenport in your registration, and your discount will apply.

“The lessons I learned from Davenport University continue to play an important role in my professional career and I still rely on the D.U.E.S. to innovate in ways that create value for everyone.

I hope everyone enjoys their wonderfully made desserts, and as I said in Davenport’s Fall 2009 commercial, ‘Thanks Davenport!’”

Aristotle Ford, ‘08
Sweet Georgia Cupcakes, LLC

Aristotle, the Davenport University Alumni Relations Office congratulates you on your new venture and thanks you for sharing it with us!

26th Annual Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic and Raffle

Davenport University is excited to announce two cash prize raffles to raise support for Davenport scholarships. The drawings will be at the 26th Annual Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic on August 20 at Egypt Valley Country Club.

The Grab a Grand Raffle tickets are $20 each for a chance to win $1,000. There are only 500 tickets being sold. If you are interested in buying tickets, click here to complete the online form.

The Mega Money Raffle tickets are $100 each for a chance to win $4,500.  There are only 200 tickets being sold.  Click here for the ticket registration form.  Once completed, the forms can be sent to and the ticket order will be completed.

*Need not be present to win.

The Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic is a fundraising event to increase student scholarship support across the University system.  Click here to register online for this event today!  Please share this opportunity with friends, family and professional colleagues. Your help is vital to our success!

  • 10:30 a.m – Registration and Lunch
  • 12 p.m. – Shotgun start
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner, Auction and Raffle

If you have questions, please contact Jason Madden at (616) 233-2593,, or Heather Kalafut at (616) 233-3412,

Summer 2012 Issue of DU Review Now Available!

The summer 2012 issue of DU Review is in the mail to all DU alumni, donors, faculty and staff and is now available for download on our website. Each campus will also be receiving a quantity to display and share with visitors.

This issue highlights the Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, commencement, BPA and DECA accomplishments at the national level, a look back at 10 years of athletics, information on the new Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex and so much more!

Download the summer 2012 issue of DU Review.