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Davenport University President Dr. Richard Pappas Elected to American Council on Education Board
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Davenport University President Dr. Richard Pappas Elected to American Council on Education Board

DU President, Dr. Richard Pappas, has been named to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. Dr. Pappas’ term began in March 2019, after ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. He will serve for one year. “ACE’s mission...

Bridging Global Cultures: Professor Hamstra Awarded a Fulbright
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Bridging Global Cultures: Professor Hamstra Awarded a Fulbright

Chris Hamstra, Ph.D., associate professor of English and communications, has received a full-funding scholarship from the prestigious Fulbright Program. As a “Fulbrighter,” Hamstra will be participating in one of the most widely recognized cultural exchange programs in the world. Fulbright awards are funded with taxpayer dollars appropriated annually by Congress as well as with contributions...

Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees
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Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses needed to serve the U.S. population will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020. Currently, there are not enough nurses graduating to fill this need. Davenport University’s bachelor of nursing concurrent enrollment program is helping to address this shortage by...

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Letter from the Dean: Dr. Karen Daley

Welcome to the first edition of Nursing News – DU’s quarterly nursing newsletter. In this issue, you’ll find the latest updates from Davenport’s nursing department and get a glimpse into our most recent initiatives. As I enter my eighth year as dean of the College of Health Professions, I am so proud of all that...

Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
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Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Davenport University is proud to be one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This honor is bestowed on May 7, 2019 by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR), an organization that was formed to share best practices and resources that help businesses across the U.S. improve. The Best and Brightest...

DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award
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DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award

Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was named 10th in the country for its focus and support of diversity within the workplace by the National Employee Resource Group (ERG). This is the third time Davenport University has received this honor. The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the only annual national award that recognizes,...

A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland
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A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland

Ireland may be a small country, but it had a huge impact on 15 Davenport senior nursing students who traveled there in March to immerse themselves in learning about community health care in Dublin and Galway. This 11-day learning experience fulfilled the clinical requirement of Davenport’s community health nursing course. Students from all four campuses...

Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage
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Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage

It’s a troubling reality that isn’t well known: Operating rooms are especially hard-hit by the nursing shortage that has persisted for decades. What’s more, the challenges are intensifying as Baby Boomers retire, people are living longer, medical advances are resulting in more surgeries and the need for health care continues to escalate. Amy Stahley, Ph.D.,...

More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education
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More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education

In many ways, a successful nursing career depends on the quality of education and hands-on experience nursing students receive while in school. To this end, expert faculty members are essential to the graduation and subsequent success of proficient nurses. While all Davenport University nursing faculty continuously work to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date, some...

Davenport University holds inaugural athletic honor society induction ceremony
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Davenport University holds inaugural athletic honor society induction ceremony

Mallory Teunissen, Ryann Deuel and Ashley VanderHorst represent DU’s Chi Alpha Sigma class of 2019 The Davenport University Department of Athletics hosted its inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma induction ceremony on April 18. The induction ceremony and celebratory dinner was held at FireRock Grille in Caledonia, Michigan. Ashley VanderHorst, Ryann Deuel and Mallory Teunissen were honored...

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