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Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development
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Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development

Davenport University announced on March 12, 2019 that it has named Rachel Render as its new executive vice president of alumni and development. Render will begin the new role in April, bringing extensive leadership experience in institutional advancement to Davenport University. She most recently served as the senior director of development for the University of...

2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation
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2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation

Davenport University will welcome Mercedes Tunstall, J.D. as its fourth Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow (WWVF) from March 18 to 21, 2019. As an expert in cybersecurity, Tunstall will be speaking to students, faculty, staff and the public on topics surrounding consumer privacy, financial regulation, virtual currencies and digital innovation. The WWVF program – offered through the Council...

Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs
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Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs

Davenport University (DU) has named Dr. Gilda Gely as its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gely is replacing Dr. Linda Rinker, who is retiring in July after serving as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the last eight years. Dr. Gely will begin the new role...

Davenport recognized as one of Michigan’s Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools and receives Military Credit Equivalency Grant
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Davenport recognized as one of Michigan’s Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools and receives Military Credit Equivalency Grant

Davenport University has long been committed to supporting and enabling the success of veterans. In fact, the mission of Davenport’s Military and Veteran Services is to provide a path of minimal resistance for service members, veterans and their dependents to reach their educational and career goals. That’s why Davenport’s admissions representatives, advisors and certifying officials...

What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community
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What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community

Leffler, W. K., photographer. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C, 1963. Dec. 3. Photograph Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648312/. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to reflect on how Dr. King’s lessons can be applied today. In an effort to continue the work of Dr. King,...

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DavenFund to give $10,000 to employees for professional development, software, equipment and more

DavenFund — a program offered to employees to provide funding for professional development, software, equipment or other resources — is entering its third year in 2019. The program is designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. Previous recipients have used the funds for standing...

Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools
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Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools

Between balancing practice, classes, homework and jobs, Davenport University student-athletes are dedicating time to mentor children in Caledonia schools. The HEROES Mentoring Program, led by the DU Volunteer Center at the W.A Lettinga Campus, focuses on helping middle school students develop competence and character. “The DU volunteers get a lot out of being there for...

Davenport University offers scholarships to GM employees impacted by plant closures
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Davenport University offers scholarships to GM employees impacted by plant closures

Davenport University announced it will now offer all General Motors (GM) employees, directly impacted by the announcement of plant closures in Michigan, up to an $8,000 scholarship toward a degree or 20 percent off of professional development courses. In addition, the university is offering complimentary career services for the next year including career assessments and...

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