Category: Business

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...

DU partners with Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
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DU partners with Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Davenport University and the Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors have recently partnered to provide professional development opportunities and enhanced pathways to education for ABC-GMC members, their dependents, and students of ABC-GMC’s Greater Michigan Construction Academy. “Through this partnership with Davenport University, we aren’t just training better skilled tradespeople, we’re creating better people...

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...

IPEx Success Story: Nichole Konyndyk
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IPEx Success Story: Nichole Konyndyk

Nichole Konyndyk is clearly a firm believer in education. In 2014, she completed two bachelor’s degrees at Calvin College: a BS in Psychology and a BA in Business, Human Resources. Nichole participated in a semester study abroad at York St. John College in York, England and spent 10 months as an intern at HR Collaborative,...

Davenport Students Excel at the 2017 BPA National Conference
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Davenport Students Excel at the 2017 BPA National Conference

Business Professionals of America held its 51st National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, from May 9 to 14.  Students from Davenport’s Lettinga and Lansing campuses represented the University and earned 12 national championships, eight runner-up finishes, and 8 third-place finishes! Overall, the University placed 69 finalists in the Top Ten.  Over the last nine years,...

IPEx Success Story: Kelsey Daingerfield
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IPEx Success Story: Kelsey Daingerfield

A honeymoon to Belize was not the only exciting event in Kelsey Daingerfield’s life this March. On March 23, along with 18 other professionals from the Grand Rapids area, Daingerfield earned her Certificate of Project Management through IPEx! A New Jersey native, Kelsey joined the DU team as an Administrative Assistant in October 2016. Learn...

DU Earns #1 Spot as Nation’s Best Online Management Program
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DU Earns #1 Spot as Nation’s Best Online Management Program

Davenport earned the top spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ list of the best colleges and universities with online management degrees in the nation for 2017. Out of the 50 four-year schools ranked, Davenport University, National University, Tiffin University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Indiana Wesleyan University were the top five. 48 two-year schools...

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