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DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community
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DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community

Estate planning is key for senior citizens, but some local seniors and low income citizens might not have the spare funds to pay a lawyer to draft necessary legal documents. Through the Davenport Estate Planning Service program, students at Davenport University have provided about $100,000 worth of free legal estate planning services over the last...

Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families
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Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families

This year, Davenport University volunteers — including students, staff, faculty and alumni — will provide more than 10,000 hours of service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an IRS initiative that offers free income tax preparation for low income families. More than 40 of the volunteers hail from DU’s accounting program. Some utilize VITA...

How DavenFund helped the accounting team make a Great Escape in 2017
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How DavenFund helped the accounting team make a Great Escape in 2017

Last June, Davenport University staff from the Office of Accounting Services came together to face The Great Escape Room with the help of a DavenFund. DavenFund is designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. Deb Brondsema, assistant controller for the Office of Accounting Services,...

Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker to receive 2018 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award
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Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker to receive 2018 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award

Brian Walker, President and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., will be honored with the 2018 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University’s 21st Annual Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, benefiting student scholarships. The featured guest speaker for the event will be announced when finalized in the months ahead. The dinner gala will...

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