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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...

Davenport University partnership helps companies invest in employee success
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Davenport University partnership helps companies invest in employee success

To attract and retain talent in today’s competitive hiring environment, investing in employee education and development is key to organizational success. Davenport University recently signed an agreement with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the state’s leading companies can help provide additional educational benefits to employees. “Michigan companies often struggle to find the...

Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library
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Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library

Four Davenport University students put their minds together earlier this year to create a mobile application for the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids. The students, who were majors in the Computer Information Systems program, were enrolled in an independent study with DU faculty member Brian Kowalczk. “These students took advantage of this awesome opportunity,”...

Cooking up a passion for business
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Cooking up a passion for business

From sandwich shops to breweries to international markets, Davenport alumni around the country are finding their entrepreneurial passion in the food industry. Read each story in this series: A restaurant love story featuring Alex Wilkening, ’12 A family of entrepreneurs featuring Michael Havemeier, ’10 Creative freedom featuring Dino Duratovic, ’15 From cherry farmers to winemakers featuring McKenzie Gallagher,...

Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love
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Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love

Owning Livonia Bakery & Café has been a labor of love for Franco Petrucci, ’91. “It is a seven-day-a-week business,” Petrucci said. “Originally, we started as a bakery and deli store. We have grown our services to include catering, gift baskets and even kids’ birthday parties.” Petrucci and his brother opened Livonia Bakery and Café...

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