Category: Business

Servant leadership — in life, the military and the classroom
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Servant leadership — in life, the military and the classroom

Anything worthwhile is worth working for and nothing’s free. That’s the mantra of Dr. James Turner, a faculty member in the Donald W. Maine College of Business at Davenport University. Turner spoke at the 19th annual International Leadership Association’s global conference in Brussels, Belgium, in October about “Military Servant Leadership in Turbulent Times.” The session...

DU Business Professionals of America earn more than 20 first place awards
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DU Business Professionals of America earn more than 20 first place awards

More than 30 Davenport University students took home awards at the Business Professionals of America Postsecondary State Leadership Conference on Feb. 10, including more than 20 first place spots. BPA — an organization for middle school, high school and college students — hosts competitions related to business, technology, marketing accounting and public speaking to prepare...

W.A. Lettinga DECA team wins state competition
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W.A. Lettinga DECA team wins state competition

Davenport University’s DECA team from the W.A. Lettinga Campus brought home an impressive number of awards in 13 events during the state competition in Grand Rapids in early February. “The team’s winning mix of new and returning students and Davenport’s commitment to Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable, thorough case studies...

Investing in employees: IPEx brings programs on-site for Cascade Engineering
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Investing in employees: IPEx brings programs on-site for Cascade Engineering

On graduation day, a diverse group of Cascade Engineering employees — including resource professionals and manufacturing staff — each received their Certificate of Supervisory Management from Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence. The achievement each person felt filled the room as they celebrated and shared their final takeaways. IPEx brings its courses, certificate programs and...

Alumni Success Story: Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09
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Alumni Success Story: Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09

As a Chief Deputy of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, Guy Weeks, ‘86, ‘09, is considered the trusted advisor and administrator of the court. Q&A with Guy Weeks Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. My path is unique as I attended Davenport College right...

IPEx graduates the first class in its new certificate program focused on integrated operations management
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IPEx graduates the first class in its new certificate program focused on integrated operations management

The pilot class of Davenport University’s Certificate of Integrated Operations Management program graduated in late December after 12 weeks of a condensed curriculum on operations management, project management and quality management. CIOM is one of several interdisciplinary certificate programs offered by DU’s Institute for Professional Excellence. “Our program uniquely highlights learning efficiencies by combining topics...

Recent alumna launches magazine after class that inspires hands-on learning
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Recent alumna launches magazine after class that inspires hands-on learning

Christina Flowers, ’17, learned how to launch her new magazine from Steve Bayus’ class that blended real-life teachings and storytelling to inspire hands-on learning. A student’s journey Christina Flowers was born and raised in Grand Rapids and always experienced success in her career. And after being laid off from her corporate marketing job of more...

DU launches new degree for professionals in industrial production
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DU launches new degree for professionals in industrial production

In January 2018, Davenport University is introducing a new bachelor’s degree supporting the needs of Michigan employers seeking to fill management roles in production environments. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Production Management melds the disciplines of quality, project management and operations management to provide students with the expertise necessary to manage in these...

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