Category: Athletics

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...

Alumni Success Story: Danielle DiPietro, ’14
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Alumni Success Story: Danielle DiPietro, ’14

Danielle DiPietro, ‘14, never thought she could combine her love of sport management with a career in the travel industry.  Find out how she’s living her dream: Tell us about yourself. I am 26 years old and from Ontario, Canada. I graduated from Davenport in 2014 with my sports management degree. I currently work as...

Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16
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Alumni Success Story: Brett Mayer, ’16

Brett Mayer, ‘16, wants to be remembered as always doing the right thing and leaving an imprint wherever he goes. Read more about Brett’s story: Tell us about yourself. I graduated from DU in 2016 with my BBA in Sport Management. I had an interest in the business side of the sports world. There is...

Paul Lowden recognized with the Tyrus R. Wessell Award
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Paul Lowden recognized with the Tyrus R. Wessell Award

Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Paul Lowden was recognized as this year’s Tyrus R. Wessell Award winner on Thursday at DavenFest. Considered Davenport’s most prestigious honor, the Tyrus R. Wessell Award recognizes exemplary commitment to the University’s Cultural Values as well as contributions positively impacting the DU community, especially our students. Recipients of this award...

A Caribbean adventure in service, sport and sights
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A Caribbean adventure in service, sport and sights

More than 2,000 miles from Michigan, the Women’s Volleyball team explored life in what seemed like another world — surrounded by volcanoes, jungles and Caribbean beaches — last August. The players traveled to Nicaragua for a week to serve communities, experience adventures and play against the country’s national team. “Seeing the way the people of...

Athletics Grants Wish for Local Boy
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Athletics Grants Wish for Local Boy

Davenport University Athletics recently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a little boy’s wish come true. Connor Guiles, age 6, from Grand Rapids had a wish to go to Disney and Lego Land. The money raised from DU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was $5,000 and provided the resources for Connor and his family...

New Football Coach Hired
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New Football Coach Hired

The extensive search for a new head football coach for Davenport attracted over 100 applicants, including some of the most successful and accomplished coaches in collegiate football. In the end, the search was narrowed down to a small group of highly qualified coaches and were honored to meet with each of them. The Search Committee...

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