Category: DU Review

A Healing Touch: Michelle High, ’16 BSN
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A Healing Touch: Michelle High, ’16 BSN

Detroit nursing alumna finds her passion in nursing There is one patient that Michelle High, ’16 BSN, will never forget. “I walked out to the waiting room to greet the family of a patient who just transferred to my floor,” High said. “I was greeted with somber, crying faces.” The family received unfortunate news. Their...

The Ripple Effect: Carlos Sanchez, ’01
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The Ripple Effect: Carlos Sanchez, ’01

Alumnus identifies a need in the Latino community to empower emerging leaders Carlos Sanchez, ’01, identified a need for emerging Latino leaders in the community when he began as director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2013. “I was constantly being asked by young Latino professionals about courses, books, workshops, TED talks...

M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund supports passion and innovation in teaching
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M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund supports passion and innovation in teaching

The M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund was created to advance the educational, professional and civic mission at Davenport University. The fund — established in 2015 with a $5.5 million commitment from the M.E. Davenport Foundation — supports academic and learning-related initiatives, which are a part of the DU’s Vision 2020. “This extraordinary gift from the...

Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career
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Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career

You need national clearance to know what alumnus Andrew Cranmer, ’15, is working on for the Department of Defense in South Carolina. Many of his duties are classified due to national security. Cranmer mainly works on projects relating to XXXXXXXXX, machine learning, XXXXXXXX, computer vision, XXXXXXXX and biometrics — similar to the courses he completed...

Aaron House, ’16, establishes a new scholarship for underserved students interested in technology careers
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Aaron House, ’16, establishes a new scholarship for underserved students interested in technology careers

Creating opportunities Aaron House, ’16, doesn’t take the generosity of others for granted. That is why after years of having amazing opportunities and supportive mentors in the IT field, he created a scholarship at Davenport University geared at helping underserved populations obtain jobs in technology. For House, investing in a scholarship means more than helping...

Grad says “Ni Hao” to Shanghai business
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Grad says “Ni Hao” to Shanghai business

Hockey friends of Eric Rupert, ’06, speak of him in tones of awe usually reserved for local legends, and with good reason. In a few short years after graduating, he became a specialist in eco-building materials, created a vast network of business contacts and co-founded a company that specializes in providing sustainable building products in...

Discovering opportunity
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Discovering opportunity

Republished from DU Review – Summer 2017 Porntida (Mai) Yansomboon ’14, brings a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to her job at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. “I grew up in a business savvy family,” says Yansomboon, a Thai citizen who lived in Grand Rapids before attending Davenport. “My family imported tractors...

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