Category: Education

Alumni Success Story: Calvin Beard, ’15
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Alumni Success Story: Calvin Beard, ’15

Calvin Beard, ‘15 will never forget the day that he realized he was in the wrong profession. Learn how his Davenport degree helped him land his dream job as an administrator for the Lansing Public Schools. 1. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. Growing up, I loved being surrounded...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – December 2017
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – December 2017

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Davenport professor hosts radio show Steve Prawdzik, associate department chair in DU’s Sport Management program, is hosting a new sports-focused radio show on GR 94.9 FM and WYGR 94.9 FM, as...

Davenport advocates for Michigan Tuition Grant at the Capitol
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Davenport advocates for Michigan Tuition Grant at the Capitol

Davenport University joined private colleges and universities from across the state Wednesday to encourage legislators to continue to support of the Michigan Tuition Grant as part of the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU) Advocacy Day in Lansing. Staff and students met with several state senators, representatives and Gov. Snyder to showcase the value of...

DU receives 2017 HEED Award
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DU receives 2017 HEED Award

Davenport University has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual award — recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Davenport will be featured in...

Put Inclusion into Practice by Studying Abroad
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Put Inclusion into Practice by Studying Abroad

“Diversity is the heart of success because it is the heart of learning. Without ensuring a flow of wisdom from strangers, a country chooses the comfort of sameness and predictability over the challenge of new ways of thinking and living.” (Everett) At DU, we are committed to achieving inclusion through our diversity and equity efforts,...

Grand Rapids Public Schools and Davenport University Announce Strong Results for College of Urban Education Students
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Grand Rapids Public Schools and Davenport University Announce Strong Results for College of Urban Education Students

Davenport University’s College of Urban Education, in partnership with Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS), announced results from the first cohort of GRPS teachers to graduate from Davenport’s Master of Urban Education (MUE) program. Data shows the MUE degree program produced significant increases for the GRPS teachers enrolled as well as the GRPS students in their...

Eric Riley Awarded 2017 Gerald R. Ford Memorial Scholarship
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Eric Riley Awarded 2017 Gerald R. Ford Memorial Scholarship

Davenport University has completed an extensive search for the perfect student recipient for the University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Gerald R. Ford Memorial Scholarship. Eric Riley from Wyoming, Michigan, was chosen as the 2017 recipient, and will be awarded the scholarship at the Excellence in Business Dinner Gala on April 28, 2017. Eric will graduate...

Leadership Academy Graduation
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Leadership Academy Graduation

On March 15, 2017, 26 faculty and staff graduated from Davenport’s inaugural Leadership Academy.  A highlight of the graduation ceremony included a Leadership Panel Discussion. Special thanks to Dr. Pappas, Board of Trustee Chairman Frank Merlotti and Board Trustees Mary Tuuk and Michelle Van Dyke for sharing their leadership expertise.  Additionally, thanks to all the...

DU to Welcome Second Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
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DU to Welcome Second Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Former GE and IBM Exec Michael Markovits to visit DU March 6-10, 2017 Through a program of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Davenport University will welcome Michael Markovits, its second Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow in the past year, with a number of events to be held the week of March 6 for students, faculty...

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