Category: Student Life

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...

Mental health resources available 24-7 to students
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Mental health resources available 24-7 to students

As students prepare for final exams and face the stresses of everyday life, Davenport University offers mental health services and interactive events to help them find balance and manage their stress in a healthy way. All DU students have access to WellConnect, a free 24-hour hotline that connects them directly to a counselor. At the W.A....

Rehmann Career Night provides opportunities for DU students
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Rehmann Career Night provides opportunities for DU students

Davenport University students, staff and alumni attended the Rehmann Career Night at the Grand Rapids Office in mid-September. “Employer career nights are a growing trend, along with summer experience days,” said Brandi Melkild, regional internship manager for the Experiential Learning department. ”To some extent, a summer experience day is a tryout day. Think of it as a...

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