Category: Student Life

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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...

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...

Equity through access for students with disabilities
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Equity through access for students with disabilities

ADHD, learning disabilities, food allergies and physical impairments. These are only a few examples of instances when Davenport University provides accommodations for students with disabilities. Helping oversee these efforts Campus Life Coordinator Kassy Clark. “Over 200 students at DU need some sort of accommodation inside or outside of the classroom,” Clark said. “We want to...

Holland students consult with local nonprofit for field experience course
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Holland students consult with local nonprofit for field experience course

A group of students enrolled in BUSN 489: Field Experience in Business at the Holland Campus spent this semester providing consulting guidance to Neighbors Plus, part of Harderwyk Ministries in Holland, Michigan. Under the direction of faculty member Dr. Frank Novakowski, the senior students presented how Neighbors Plus could increase their community awareness, donations and affinity...

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