Gratitude in writing: Justice Postman, ’18

Scholarship recipient promises to pay it forward

Justice Postman, ’18, felt he belonged at Davenport University after being homeschooled his entire education.

“The day I stepped foot on campus, I felt extremely welcomed from the Student Life staff,” he said.

One of Postman’s favorite memories at DU was his time as a Panther Prowl leader, helping other students feel welcome.

“My mentors helped me realize I had the power to help others feel welcomed at DU as well,” Postman said.

“As I was leading Panther Prowl and other campus event programming, it became a passion of mine to help new students feel like they belonged. I loved to tell incoming students what their experience at DU would be like.”

Postman decided to stay at DU for a bachelor’s degree in Marketing after receiving the E. Scott Derr Memorial Scholarship.

“The scholarship gave me what I needed to continue my education,” he said. “I am thankful for the investment that donors have made in me and it will not be wasted.”

In April, Postman walked across the stage with more than a degree.

He completed his time at DU with a desire to impact the lives of others.

“Davenport is full of people and donors who are passionate about making a difference, which fuels my passion to continue to pay it forward,” he said. “I am passionate about living life with authenticity and plan to integrate these values wherever my marketing degree takes me.”

During his senior year, Postman also received the Lumbermen’s Incorporated Endowed Scholarship and the John H. Myaard Endowed Scholarship.

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Q&A with Justice Postman

Why did you choose to pursue Marketing at DU?

“Out of all of the degrees Davenport has to offer, I chose Marketing because it challenges me. This field allows me to be creative, innovative and develop strategies. Plus, it will allow me to connect with people and help companies build relationships with their target audiences.”

What clubs and activities were you involved with at DU?

“I have had the privilege to work and be involved with so many great organizations on campus. Being a member of the ice hockey team allowed me to be a leader on and off the rink. I also was a leader with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on campus, and I worked with the Student Life office as an event coordinator and a Panther Prowl coordinator. All of these opportunities at DU have helped me grow both personally and professionally.”

What was your reaction when you learned you were receiving a scholarship?

“I remember calling my mom and excitedly letting her know that I was going to be able to get my bachelor’s degree. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness.”

What are your plans for the future?

“I would like to get a job where I can pay it forward. I love working hard and helping others. If I can find a job to combine the two, it would be incredible.”


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