Category: Students

Changing the face of beauty
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Changing the face of beauty

Scholarship recipient uses her YouTube channel to challenge today’s perception of beauty standards With more than 37,000 YouTube followers, Michaela Davert is redefining today’s perception of beauty standards. After gaining the attention of television’s Inside Edition and the POPSUGAR Beauty website, Davert is creating a platform to share her passion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle,...

New leader for Business Professionals of America Middle Level Program
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New leader for Business Professionals of America Middle Level Program

Davenport University would like to welcome Melanie Tomaski as new leader for the Business Professionals of America Middle Level Program as the new State Advisor. BPA is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related fields. Tomaski will continue on the legacy of...

Leadership program empowers DU’s women of color
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Leadership program empowers DU’s women of color

Davenport University’s new ASPIRE program — Achieving Success through Positive Interaction, Reflection and Empowerment — helps women of color achieve academic success, develop as leaders, and foster strong interpersonal skills and relationships. Justine Shelton, assistant director of Student Life, recognized a need to support minority women in her first month at DU. “I met with...

New Alumni Mentor Network helps prepare Davenport University students for the real world
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New Alumni Mentor Network helps prepare Davenport University students for the real world

Marie Woodard, ‘94, is the kind of mentor students would want in their corner when navigating challenging educational and professional decisions. Disha Roddy, ’19, appreciates Marie’s first-hand guidance. Disha is a graduate student in Davenport University’s MBA program and was paired with Marie in the fall for the first-ever Alumni Mentor Network program commissioned and...

DU students receive nursing scholarships from The Hearst Foundations
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DU students receive nursing scholarships from The Hearst Foundations

Six Davenport University nursing students were recently awarded scholarships from The Hearst Foundations. The Hearst Foundations Nursing Scholar program awards students in high standing within their junior and senior years who need additional financial assistance to obtain their bachelor’s degree in nursing. “One student wrote how they ‘hope to become the individual that makes our...

DU student named Outstanding Student of the Year
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DU student named Outstanding Student of the Year

Davenport University student Hannah Rasch is a coach at the Michigan Volleyball Academy, a volunteer at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the 2017 Michigan Apple Queen. And now she can add 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year to her list of achievements. The award was presented to Rasch at the Michigan Developmental Education Consortium’s annual...

Occupational Therapy students help homeless in Grand Rapids
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Occupational Therapy students help homeless in Grand Rapids

Last month, Davenport University students in the Occupational Therapy graduate program volunteered with the Family Promise Organization, a nonprofit that assists homeless families in the Grand Rapids area. “Volunteering is one of the best ways to expose yourself to how other people live, which in turn broadens your worldview,” said Allison Sparks, an OT student from...

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