Category: Student Life

Etiquette dinner builds soft skills needed to succeed
Post

Etiquette dinner builds soft skills needed to succeed

Students can gain an edge in their future careers by attending the etiquette dinner hosted by Career Services from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Sneden Center at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. The event will provide networking opportunities and a three-course meal where attendees will learn about professional dining etiquette...

High schoolers learn nursing skills at Warren Campus
Post

High schoolers learn nursing skills at Warren Campus

Students from 12 high schools participated in the inaugural Nursing Camp at the Warren Campus in July. “We involved senior nursing students into the curriculum as active leaders and educators,” said Andrea Shaw, the Associate Department Chair of Nursing at Davenport University’s Warren Campus. “The students learned skills from critical thinking to hands-on tasks such...

New mentorship program inspires students and alumni
Post

New mentorship program inspires students and alumni

More than 40 students, alumni mentors, sponsors and special guests attended Davenport University’s inaugural Alumni Mentor Kick-Off Reception at the W.A. Lettinga Campus during the last week of September. The event ― sponsored by Consumers Credit Union ― allowed students and mentors to meet, socialize and set goals for the year. Ann Vidro, Keynote Speaker...

Lansing students engage with DU’s resources at fair
Post

Lansing students engage with DU’s resources at fair

Lansing Campus staff and faculty teamed up to present this year’s Student Services Fair in late September. The annual event, “Start, Stay, and Succeed,” is an effort to help students learn about campus resources that can make the difference in their success at DU. Students received a “passport” and “map” to various displays from 12...

Buddy program launched to assist international students
Post

Buddy program launched to assist international students

A new registered student organization is being started by three DU students to help ensure international students at Davenport have a great experience in a new country. Kelsey Kuiper, a third-year computer science major and recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Memorial Scholarship, studied abroad at Limerick University in Ireland last year and was assigned...

2017 Student Recognition Award Winners
Post

2017 Student Recognition Award Winners

On Wednesday, April 12, members of the DU administration, students, staff, and faculty from across the state joined together at the W.A. Lettinga Campus to celebrate the contributions of students and organizations during the 2016-2017 academic year. The banquet is an exclusive event with mingling, hors d’oeuvres, and a special ceremony to honor the finalists....

Students Inducted Into National Honor Society of Upsilon Phi Delta
Post

Students Inducted Into National Honor Society of Upsilon Phi Delta

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Induction Ceremony for Health Services Administration undergraduate student honor society, Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD), was held at the Lansing Campus. Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society for students pursuing a degree and career in Health Care Administration. The mission of UPD is to recognize and reward...

Alternative Spring Break Heads to New Orleans to #DUgood
Post

Alternative Spring Break Heads to New Orleans to #DUgood

Davenport University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program is sending 18 students to New Orleans February 25 – March 3 to assist with flood prevention and recovery through ecosystem restoration. The area first experienced a devastating loss in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, and thousands of homes are still being lost due to devastating floods in the...

BPA Students Shine at 45th Annual Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference
Post

BPA Students Shine at 45th Annual Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference

Davenport University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) team’s hard work paid dividends at the 45th annual Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference, sponsored by Davenport University, and held at Davenport’s Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Students from colleges and universities throughout Michigan attended the conference, including Baker College, Bay College, Central Michigan...

W.A. Lettinga DECA Team Excels at State Competition
Post

W.A. Lettinga DECA Team Excels at State Competition

Keeping their winning streak strong, the W.A. Lettinga DECA team took home six first-place, three second-place, and one third-place award along with eight finalist medals at state competition in Grand Rapids last weekend! Davenport’s commitment to real-world, hands-on learning and the DU Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable solutions in case...

X