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A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan
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A step ahead: Alumnus builds a tech career in St. Louis, Michigan

The buzz of machinery doesn’t drown Elijah Baltierra’s excitement when showcasing a component on the custom machinery used to make bleach at Powell Fabrication in St. Louis, Michigan. Bearing safety glasses and closed toed shoes, he spends his days in the machine shop deploying and configuring chemical skid machinery. “Our business model is really innovative,”...

Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member
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Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member

Davenport University is honored to announce that Brian Walker, former president and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller will join the Davenport University Board of Trustees. Leading Herman Miller for 14 years as president and CEO while holding a company career of 29 years, Walker redefined the company brand using an innovative business strategy titled...

Davenport University receives its first National Science Foundation grant
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Davenport University receives its first National Science Foundation grant

Bringing STEM to urban classrooms With its first-ever National Science Foundation grant, Davenport University will help shape the future of STEM education in urban schools. The Future Urban STEM Educator Preparation Program — known as FUSE — is designed to increase the pipeline of diverse students entering DU’s Computer Science and Biological Laboratory Science programs...

Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08
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Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08

Misty Janks’ goal is to create a more caring world through her new role as the director of impact and outreach for the State of Michigan at Our Community LISTENS. Learn how this 2008 Bachelor’s in Business Administration alumna is making an impact: Tell us about yourself! I am a proud first-generation college student from...

Davenport partnership with Holland Early College puts students on path to careers
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Davenport partnership with Holland Early College puts students on path to careers

Davenport University and Holland Public Schools have established a partnership enabling students to earn an associate degree while in high school. The innovative, forward-thinking program engages students in rigorous college coursework as early as ninth grade. “Through Davenport’s dedicated courses of study, these students will have the ability to explore pathways leading to careers in...

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