Category: University

Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees
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Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses needed to serve the U.S. population will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020. Currently, there are not enough nurses graduating to fill this need. Davenport University’s bachelor of nursing concurrent enrollment program is helping to address this shortage by...

DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein
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DU honors Rockford Construction CEO Mike VanGessel and chats with Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach John Beilein

The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport University’s largest annual fundraising event that directly benefits student scholarships. The event has raised more than $2.4 million in scholarships to help talented students earn their degrees and make a lasting difference in our workplaces and communities.  This year’s gala was held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on May 17. At...

Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
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Davenport University named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Davenport University is proud to be one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This honor is bestowed on May 7, 2019 by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR), an organization that was formed to share best practices and resources that help businesses across the U.S. improve. The Best and Brightest...

DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award
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DU’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council again named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award

Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was named 10th in the country for its focus and support of diversity within the workplace by the National Employee Resource Group (ERG). This is the third time Davenport University has received this honor. The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the only annual national award that recognizes,...

Birgit M. Klohs to speak at Davenport University’s commencement ceremony
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Birgit M. Klohs to speak at Davenport University’s commencement ceremony

Birgit M. Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., will serve as Davenport University’s 2019 commencement speaker this Sunday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As more than 900 students receive their bachelor’s and graduate degrees in business, technology, health and urban education from Davenport University, Klohs will receive an honorary...

DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards
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DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards

Did you know that students and faculty conduct research at Davenport University? Although Davenport isn’t typically thought of as a research institution, you may be surprised to find out how much research is being conducted right under your nose. “We started with 14 presentations the first year,” said Kriss Ferluga, who helped launch the DU...

Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development
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Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development

Davenport University announced on March 12, 2019 that it has named Rachel Render as its new executive vice president of alumni and development. Render will begin the new role in April, bringing extensive leadership experience in institutional advancement to Davenport University. She most recently served as the senior director of development for the University of...

2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation
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2019 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to speak on cybersecurity & financial innovation

Davenport University will welcome Mercedes Tunstall, J.D. as its fourth Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow (WWVF) from March 18 to 21, 2019. As an expert in cybersecurity, Tunstall will be speaking to students, faculty, staff and the public on topics surrounding consumer privacy, financial regulation, virtual currencies and digital innovation. The WWVF program – offered through the Council...

Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs
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Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs

Davenport University (DU) has named Dr. Gilda Gely as its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gely is replacing Dr. Linda Rinker, who is retiring in July after serving as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the last eight years. Dr. Gely will begin the new role...

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