Category: People

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...

Alumni Success Story: Chris Tarkowski ’08
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Alumni Success Story: Chris Tarkowski ’08

Chris Tarkowski ‘08 realizes how fortunate he is in the choices he’s made throughout his life. He’s served in the Marines, partnered on two prosperous businesses and is working his way upward in his career. Yet, he is humbled by his success and draws from his experience to give back to his community. Tell us...

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Letter from the Dean: Dr. Karen Daley

Welcome to the first edition of Nursing News – DU’s quarterly nursing newsletter. In this issue, you’ll find the latest updates from Davenport’s nursing department and get a glimpse into our most recent initiatives. As I enter my eighth year as dean of the College of Health Professions, I am so proud of all that...

DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award
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DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award

Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was named 10th in the country for its focus and support of diversity within the workplace by the National Employee Resource Group (ERG). This is the third time Davenport University has received this honor. The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the only annual national award that recognizes,...

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...

More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education
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More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education

In many ways, a successful nursing career depends on the quality of education and hands-on experience nursing students receive while in school. To this end, expert faculty members are essential to the graduation and subsequent success of proficient nurses. While all Davenport University nursing faculty continuously work to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date, some...

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...

Birgit M. Klohs to speak at Davenport University’s commencement ceremony
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Birgit M. Klohs to speak at Davenport University’s commencement ceremony

Birgit M. Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., will serve as Davenport University’s 2019 commencement speaker this Sunday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As more than 900 students receive their bachelor’s and graduate degrees in business, technology, health and urban education from Davenport University, Klohs will receive an honorary...

Alumni Success Story: Brittany Edwards ’18, MM
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Alumni Success Story: Brittany Edwards ’18, MM

Brittany Edwards ‘18 has worked for the State of Michigan since she was a high school student. Through hard work and education, she moved up in her department and found a passion for advocating on behalf of both employees and her employer as a labor relations specialist. Tell us about yourself. Family, life, background, interests…...

Alumni Success Story: Cheri Sharrard ’17, BS
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Alumni Success Story: Cheri Sharrard ’17, BS

Cheri Sharrard ’17 has taken on many roles in her life; a manager, data processor, an office clerk, a postal worker, a machinist and a stay-at-home mom. A self-described lifelong learner, she found another opportunity to explore when she enrolled at Davenport to get her Networking Management and Securities degree. Tell me about yourself. I’ve...

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