Category: Students

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...

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...

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...

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