Category: Business

DU students lead the way at BPA National Leadership Conference
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DU students lead the way at BPA National Leadership Conference

In May, 33 Davenport University students competed at Business Professionals of America’s 52nd National Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Texas. They brought home multiple national championships alongside many other top awards. Over the last 10 years, Davenport students have earned more than 120 national titles. “Because of the extensive and hands-on education Davenport University students receive, they...

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...

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...

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...

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