Category: Student Life

Gratitude in writing: Justice Postman, ’18
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Gratitude in writing: Justice Postman, ’18

Scholarship recipient promises to pay it forward Justice Postman, ’18, felt he belonged at Davenport University after being homeschooled his entire education. “The day I stepped foot on campus, I felt extremely welcomed from the Student Life staff,” he said. One of Postman’s favorite memories at DU was his time as a Panther Prowl leader,...

DU students lead the way at BPA National Leadership Conference
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DU students lead the way at BPA National Leadership Conference

In May, 33 Davenport University students competed at Business Professionals of America’s 52nd National Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Texas. They brought home multiple national championships alongside many other top awards. Over the last 10 years, Davenport students have earned more than 120 national titles. “Because of the extensive and hands-on education Davenport University students receive, they...

Mapping a career journey: Alumni Mentor Network helps guide students along the path to success
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Mapping a career journey: Alumni Mentor Network helps guide students along the path to success

Careers are filled with twists and turns and it often helps to have a mentor help guide you along the way. In Fall 2017, the Alumni Mentor Network paired alumni volunteers with students to help them begin their career journeys. The initiative is funded by Consumers Credit Union and DU’s Alumni Board of Directors. Dawn...

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Davenport recognizes students and student organizations

Last month Davenport University recognized students and student organizations at the annual Student Recognition Awards banquet. The following faculty and staff members served as judges and carefully reviewed nominations: Angela Smith, Charmayne Mulligan, Gabriella Ziegler, Grant Lee, Greg Foster, John Jaksa, Karen McLaughlin, Kelly McCarron, Rebecca Hartel and Vivianne Moore. Below are the finalists and...

A Caribbean adventure in service, sport and sights
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A Caribbean adventure in service, sport and sights

More than 2,000 miles from Michigan, the Women’s Volleyball team explored life in what seemed like another world — surrounded by volcanoes, jungles and Caribbean beaches — last August. The players traveled to Nicaragua for a week to serve communities, experience adventures and play against the country’s national team. “Seeing the way the people of...

Alternative Spring Break students with Focus: HOPE
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Alternative Spring Break students with Focus: HOPE

Sophomore Noah French sat outside a run-down apartment complex in Detroit waiting to deliver food to one of its residents — a senior citizen, homebound due to a physical disability that limited his access to food, healthy living conditions and other basic needs. When French was invited into the apartment, he realized how close to...

Students to share their passions through DU’s Day of Research
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Students to share their passions through DU’s Day of Research

Davenport University’s Day of Research provides a showcase for students and faculty to share projects and research through posters, papers and presentations. “Day of Research provides a showcase for students and faculty to share their original work. While the event gives us an opportunity to educate the DU community on the process of research, we’re...

W.A. Lettinga DECA team wins state competition
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W.A. Lettinga DECA team wins state competition

Davenport University’s DECA team from the W.A. Lettinga Campus brought home an impressive number of awards in 13 events during the state competition in Grand Rapids in early February. “The team’s winning mix of new and returning students and Davenport’s commitment to Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable, thorough case studies...

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