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A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland
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A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland

Ireland may be a small country, but it had a huge impact on 15 Davenport senior nursing students who traveled there in March to immerse themselves in learning about community health care in Dublin and Galway. This 11-day learning experience fulfilled the clinical requirement of Davenport’s community health nursing course. Students from all four campuses...

Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage
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Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage

It’s a troubling reality that isn’t well known: Operating rooms are especially hard-hit by the nursing shortage that has persisted for decades. What’s more, the challenges are intensifying as Baby Boomers retire, people are living longer, medical advances are resulting in more surgeries and the need for health care continues to escalate. Amy Stahley, Ph.D.,...

Davenport University holds inaugural athletic honor society induction ceremony
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Davenport University holds inaugural athletic honor society induction ceremony

Mallory Teunissen, Ryann Deuel and Ashley VanderHorst represent DU’s Chi Alpha Sigma class of 2019 The Davenport University Department of Athletics hosted its inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma induction ceremony on April 18. The induction ceremony and celebratory dinner was held at FireRock Grille in Caledonia, Michigan. Ashley VanderHorst, Ryann Deuel and Mallory Teunissen were honored...

DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards
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DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards

Did you know that students and faculty conduct research at Davenport University? Although Davenport isn’t typically thought of as a research institution, you may be surprised to find out how much research is being conducted right under your nose. “We started with 14 presentations the first year,” said Kriss Ferluga, who helped launch the DU...

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...

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