Category: Community

Mental health event raises more than $60,000
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Mental health event raises more than $60,000

More than $60,000 was raised at the annual NAMIWalks Grand Rapids event hosted at Davenport University on Saturday. More than 400 people attended the event. “The Davenport family came out in force,” said Karen Daley, Dean of the College of Health Professions. “According to NAMI, one in five college students face a mental health condition....

DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit
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DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit

The DU Summer Math Camp 2017 program recently helped 24 students aged 10-16 discover the beauty of patterns and relationships inherent in the rotations and flips of rectangles and triangles. “This area of mathematics, called group theory, is at the very heart of modern mathematics and is used by chemists and physicists to understand the...

Davenport Earns Community Builder Award from Ottawa County United Way
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Davenport Earns Community Builder Award from Ottawa County United Way

Last Thursday, Davenport University received the Community Builder Award at the 2017 Greater Ottawa County United Way Celebration! This award was presented to organizations that met the following criteria during the annual fundraising campaign: An increase of employee giving over the previous year At least $175 average employee gift 50% or more participation in campaign...

Students Offer Free Tax Help for Low-Income Families
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Students Offer Free Tax Help for Low-Income Families

Student, alumni and faculty volunteers from Davenport University are offering free income tax preparation sessions, available to low- and middle- income tax-filers (less than $57,000 in total family income) at locations across West Michigan. Every year, millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most. Taking advantage...

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...

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