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Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee Featured in Forbes
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Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee Featured in Forbes

Davenport University’s employment guarantee recently gained exposure in a Forbes article that explored whether or not tuition, graduation and employment guarantees actually provide value. Spoiler alert – employment guarantees earned the highest marks for being the “most aggressive commitments” of the three types. Translation? Employment guarantees typically provide the best value to students. Davenport’s employment...

Davenport University, Mercantile Bank of Michigan Partner to Offer Education Scholarship
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Davenport University, Mercantile Bank of Michigan Partner to Offer Education Scholarship

Newly established partnership offsets education costs for Mercantile Bank employees and dependents Davenport University recently announced that it has developed a partnership with Mercantile Bank to offer an educational scholarship to their employees and dependents.    With the unemployment rate for Michigan as low as 4% in March 2019, organizations must find new and creative...

Higher Education Impacting the Workforce | Dr. Richard Pappas on Connect with KB
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Higher Education Impacting the Workforce | Dr. Richard Pappas on Connect with KB

Dr. Pappas talks with Kristin Beltzer host of Connect with KB, a Spotlight Radio Network/Business Rap production, about the impact of higher education on the workforce. “We’re doing things differently. Not just to do things differently but because it not only benefits students, it benefits employers,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, president of Davenport University. Davenport builds programs...

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...

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