Category: People

Davenport University partners with Emergent Holdings to offer employees Corporate Education Scholarships
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Davenport University partners with Emergent Holdings to offer employees Corporate Education Scholarships

Davenport University recently developed a partnership with Emergent Holdings to offer a Corporate Education Scholarship. The scholarship will make education affordable for Emergent Holdings employees through Davenport University. The Corporate Education Scholarship, an initiative between Davenport University and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, will create opportunities for leading in-state companies to provide educational benefits to...

Two Davenport University Leaders Named ‘Notable Women in Education Leadership’
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Two Davenport University Leaders Named ‘Notable Women in Education Leadership’

Dr. Karen Daley, dean of the College of Health Professions and Lisa Howze, vice president of Davenport University’s Detroit campus and strategic partnerships, have been named to the 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Education Leadership list. Both honorees were chosen for their outstanding leadership in education and their notable contributions to Davenport University....

Bringing Innovative Strategies to Rural Communities
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Bringing Innovative Strategies to Rural Communities

Davenport’s 2019 Young Alumni Award recipient Valarie Handy ’08 considers herself a translator for rural communities. Handy works as an Innovation Center Analyst for the Federal Government through the US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD). Handy’s Division is tasked with providing data and evidence related to program performance and strategic investing with the ultimate...

Davenport University Receives Insight Into Diversity 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (Heed) Award
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Davenport University Receives Insight Into Diversity 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (Heed) Award

Davenport University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Davenport University...

Research out of Davenport University results in deeper understanding of antibiotic resistance
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Research out of Davenport University results in deeper understanding of antibiotic resistance

Davenport University faculty Laura Harris and pre-nursing student Blue Goad co-authored an international, peer-reviewed paper in December 2018. This summer, Goad and Harris presented their findings at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbes conference in San Francisco. ASM has over 30,000 members including researchers, educators and health professionals, and is one of the largest...

Improving the lives of children and families across Southeast Michigan
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Improving the lives of children and families across Southeast Michigan

Described as a transformational leader, Kylee Mitchell Wells ‘03, was hired at Ballmer Group in December 2017 as Executive Director – Southeast Michigan. She leads philanthropic efforts in the area, developing and managing a multi-million dollar budget for Southeast Michigan grants and initiatives. “I am thrilled to be a part of Ballmer Group’s team making...

Panther Prowl: Welcoming new students to Davenport University
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Panther Prowl: Welcoming new students to Davenport University

In 2007, Davenport University kicked off it’s first-ever Panther Prowl welcome event. Since then, Panther Prowl has been changing the lives of students across the university. The tradition continues to create an inclusive environment for incoming students while also developing student leaders, who run the event and work to positively impact our campus. These student...

Meet our 2019 Alumni Award Recipients
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Meet our 2019 Alumni Award Recipients

We are pleased to present our 2019 Alumni Award recipients. The following alumni have exemplified the vision and values of Davenport University through their professional and community service, and we can’t wait to honor them on Friday, September 27th at the Sneden Center on the Lettinga Campus. If you’d like to join us, tickets for the Alumni...

Passionate about education and community health, DU alum supports Beaumont Hospital in achieving Magnet Recognition
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Passionate about education and community health, DU alum supports Beaumont Hospital in achieving Magnet Recognition

For Kenyatta Legette ’14, innovation is part of everyday life. Innovation surrounds her in her job as a nursing educator and inspires her in her volunteerism. Ask Legette about Grosse Pointe Beaumont’s newly awarded Magnet designation and her eyes light up. Legette has worked at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe for three years as a...

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