Monthly Archive for January, 2013

Excellence in Business Dinner Gala

Davenport University will welcome former First Lady Laura Bush to the podium of the 2013 Excellence in Business Award Gala at DeVos Place on May 3.  Michael J. Jandernoa will be honored with the 2013 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at the event, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport.

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 6 p.m. – Reception | 7 p.m. – Dinner
Where: DeVos Place (Map)

Laura Bush

Keynote Address by Mrs. Laura Bush
One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, Laura Bush is a champion for education, health care and human rights. Mrs. Bush continues her work on issues of national and global concern through the George W. Bush Institute located at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Mike Jandernoa

Honoring Michael J. Jandernoa
2013 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award Recipient
Michael Jandernoa is the former Chairman and CEO of Perrigo Company, a leading global healthcare supplier. He currently supports entrepreneurship through Grand Angels, Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring and Bridge Street Capital Partners while serving on numerous boards.

Proceeds benefit Davenport University Foundation Scholarship Fund. Click here for more information and to register online or contact The Office of Advancement at 616-233-3412 or email

Land your dream job at the Recruit Detroit Alumni Only Career Fair

Whether you’re looking to network or for a new career in finance, investment banking, marketing, technology, media, nonprofit, consulting and more, you will find all the best opportunities at Recruit Detroit. MyWorkster pre-selects all the employers to only include the best companies and opportunities in the Detroit area.

Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Cobo Center | Detroit, MI (Map)

Click here to register and view a listing of attending employers.

The Career Fair is coming

Register online here.

D3 Hockey Game in Honor of David Warsen – Feb. 1

David Warsen was a local Caledonia resident and a former Navy SEAL.  Last fall he was killed in action while serving over in Afghanistan defending our country.  This Friday Davenport University’s D3 Hockey team will be facing off against Hope College in the first ever “Military Night” to honor David and his family.  The Warsen family has been in the Davenport community for several years and  David’s brother, Aaron, played ACHA D2 and D3 hockey at Davenport in the past.  Keep reading…


Members of the Military, special invitees and their families get in free!

General Admission:
Adults: $5
Students: $3
Children 5 & under: Free

Free admission for guests who purchase a special DU/Warsen t-shirt at the game. Proceeds benefit the Warsen Family Foundation.


Panther Alumni Spotlight – Brit Ouellette ’11

This is the first installment of the Panther Alumni Spotlight – a segment that shines a spotlight on a Davenport University alumnus who has continued their sports career at the professional level.

Our first spotlight features Britt Ouellette, who starred as a forward for the hockey team at DU from 2007-2011. As a member of 4-straight National Championship teams, Britt has become part of the Davenport hockey dynasty!

Brit Ouellette


Name: Brit Ouellette
Degree: Sports Management, BBA ‘11
Sport: Hockey
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Team: ECDC Memmingen Indians


1. How has traveling across the globe to play professional hockey changed you?

The sport of hockey has given me the ability to travel a lot. I moved across Canada when I was 18 years old to play juniors and then to the United States to play at Davenport. After college, I made professional stops across the U.S., Australia and now Germany.

When I began playing juniors, I moved away from friends, family and everything I knew at a young age to play the sport I loved. It helped me grow and become an independent person very quickly. Hockey has helped me learn what commitment Keep reading…

How Will 2013 Taxes Affect You?

The new tax landscape looks very different than it did in 2012. How will the tax law changes affect your situation? At Davenport University, our Office of Advancement is happy to help you understand some of what you can expect. Click here for some helpful information on the IRA Charitable Rollover, Income taxes, Portability, Itemized Deductions and other great bits of information.

If you are tax-filers with less than a $50,000 total family income and need help preparing your taxes, click here to learn more about Davenport’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

At DU, we’re here for you!

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New online Mobile Applications class coming Winter II

Interested in learning how to create Mobile Applications for compact devices and Mobile phones?  Coming in the Winter II Session,  beginning March 4, DU Online will be offering a course on creating Mobile Applications – CISP340.
Want to learn more? Call 1-800-686-1600 to speak to an Advisor today!

Upcoming Events

D3 Hockey vs. Hope in Honor of David Warsen
Friday, February 1

Holland Lunch & Learn - Risk Management
Wednesday, February 6

Panther Hockey vs. MSU Spartans
Friday, February 8

Family Movie Night featuring Wreck-it Ralph
Friday, February 8

DU/Watermark Business Connection Event*
Wednesday, February 13

The Vagina Monologues
February 14-16

LinkedIn Gorilla Tactics
Thursday, February 21

Black Heritage Celebration
Friday, February 22

Grand Rapids Lunch & Learn - Trends in IT: Mobility
Wednesday, February 27

Grand Rapids Griffins Outing
Saturday, March 9

Family Movie Night - Oz: The Great and Powerful
Friday, March 15

Whitecaps Baseball Opening Day*
Thursday, April 4


* More information and registration coming soon!