Category: Students

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...

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...

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...

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...

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