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DTE Energy partners with Davenport University to offer Corporate Education Scholarship
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DTE Energy partners with Davenport University to offer Corporate Education Scholarship

At a plaque signing event on April 4, DTE Energy became an official partner of Davenport University’s Corporate Education Scholarship. Through the partnership, up to 50 DTE employees will have access to renewable scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. The Corporate Education Scholarship was created in January 2018 by Davenport University’s Institute for...

Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
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Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center

Students at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) will now have a place to escape from sensory overload and experience something new. Filled with a lively variety of color and equipment like a pod swing, sound machine, resistance tunnel and fidget toys, the new sensory room at the school will provide a safe environment for...

An inspiring legacy continues through the Eileen DeVries Family Foundation at Davenport
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An inspiring legacy continues through the Eileen DeVries Family Foundation at Davenport

Eileen DeVries leaves a legacy that is inspiring! A nationally recognized leader in her profession as former senior vice president of investments at Merrill Lynch, Eileen built a prosperous career in Grand Rapids that spanned 40 years while also raising five children. She passed away on May 16, 2017 due to complications from cancer.  Eileen...

Advisor turned author
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Advisor turned author

For the past four years, George Watt has made an annual visit to Midland to take in a Great Lakes Loons game with family and reunite with his fellow students, alums and coworkers. Watt has many ties to Davenport University — as a student, an employee and an alum. He received his associate’s degree at...

Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development
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Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development

Davenport University announced on March 12, 2019 that it has named Rachel Render as its new executive vice president of alumni and development. Render will begin the new role in April, bringing extensive leadership experience in institutional advancement to Davenport University. She most recently served as the senior director of development for the University of...

2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation
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2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation

Davenport University will welcome Mercedes Tunstall, J.D. as its fourth Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow (WWVF) from March 18 to 21, 2019. As an expert in cybersecurity, Tunstall will be speaking to students, faculty, staff and the public on topics surrounding consumer privacy, financial regulation, virtual currencies and digital innovation. The WWVF program – offered through the Council...

Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Initiative Shows Significant Results, Strengthens Efforts in Supporting Veteran Students
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Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Initiative Shows Significant Results, Strengthens Efforts in Supporting Veteran Students

Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) academic pathway was designed to help service members with military medical experience earn advanced standing and fast-track into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Through this pathway, service members gain credits for their military experience, reducing time-to-degree from four years to three.   ...

Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs
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Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs

Davenport University (DU) has named Dr. Gilda Gely as its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gely is replacing Dr. Linda Rinker, who is retiring in July after serving as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the last eight years. Dr. Gely will begin the new role...

Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP
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Alumni Success Story: Quiana Scott, NP

Quiana Scott ‘11 lived her life as a caregiver to her family and then to patients in the medical field for over 18 years. Her journey to get her MSN hasn’t been traditional, but it’s one she wouldn’t trade for the world. Read more about Quiana’s Davenport experience and nursing career. Tell us about yourself....

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