Category: Featured

Passionate about education and community health, DU alum supports Beaumont Hospital in achieving Magnet Recognition
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Passionate about education and community health, DU alum supports Beaumont Hospital in achieving Magnet Recognition

For Kenyatta Legette ’14, innovation is part of everyday life. Innovation surrounds her in her job as a nursing educator and inspires her in her volunteerism. Ask Legette about Grosse Pointe Beaumont’s newly awarded Magnet designation and her eyes light up. Legette has worked at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe for three years as a...

Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee Featured in Forbes
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Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee Featured in Forbes

Davenport University’s employment guarantee recently gained exposure in a Forbes article that explored whether or not tuition, graduation and employment guarantees actually provide value. Spoiler alert – employment guarantees earned the highest marks for being the “most aggressive commitments” of the three types. Translation? Employment guarantees typically provide the best value to students. Davenport’s employment...

Davenport University, Mercantile Bank of Michigan Partner to Offer Education Scholarship
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Davenport University, Mercantile Bank of Michigan Partner to Offer Education Scholarship

Newly established partnership offsets education costs for Mercantile Bank employees and dependents Davenport University recently announced that it has developed a partnership with Mercantile Bank to offer an educational scholarship to their employees and dependents.    With the unemployment rate for Michigan as low as 4% in March 2019, organizations must find new and creative...

NCAA approves Davenport University for active Division II membership
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NCAA approves Davenport University for active Division II membership

Aligned values, consistent growth, financial stability, notable athletic programs and academic honors positioned the university for approval Davenport University has received approval from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for active Division II (DII) membership. The university completed the membership process over the past three years. “Becoming an active member of NCAA Division II reaffirms...

Davenport University President Dr. Richard Pappas Elected to American Council on Education Board
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Davenport University President Dr. Richard Pappas Elected to American Council on Education Board

DU President, Dr. Richard Pappas, has been named to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. Dr. Pappas’ term began in March 2019, after ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. He will serve for one year. “ACE’s mission...

Bridging Global Cultures: Professor Hamstra Awarded a Fulbright
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Bridging Global Cultures: Professor Hamstra Awarded a Fulbright

Chris Hamstra, Ph.D., associate professor of English and communications, has received a full-funding scholarship from the prestigious Fulbright Program. As a “Fulbrighter,” Hamstra will be participating in one of the most widely recognized cultural exchange programs in the world. Fulbright awards are funded with taxpayer dollars appropriated annually by Congress as well as with contributions...

Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees
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Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses needed to serve the U.S. population will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020. Currently, there are not enough nurses graduating to fill this need. Davenport University’s bachelor of nursing concurrent enrollment program is helping to address this shortage by...

DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein
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DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein

The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport University’s largest annual fundraising event that directly benefits student scholarships. The event has raised more than $2.4 million in scholarships to help talented students earn their degrees and make a lasting difference in our workplaces and communities.  This year’s gala was held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on May 17. At...

Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
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Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Davenport University is proud to be one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This honor is bestowed on May 7, 2019 by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR), an organization that was formed to share best practices and resources that help businesses across the U.S. improve. The Best and Brightest...

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