Category: University

Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member
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Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member

Davenport University is honored to announce that Brian Walker, former president and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller will join the Davenport University Board of Trustees. Leading Herman Miller for 14 years as president and CEO while holding a company career of 29 years, Walker redefined the company brand using an innovative business strategy titled...

Davenport DEI: a Winner Again
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Davenport DEI: a Winner Again

In some organizations, winning an award means basking in success and resting on your laurels. However, for Davenport Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Rhae-Ann Booker, Ph.D., an award always represents an opportunity to raise the bar of performance even higher. “Awards are a way to gain input from external organizations about our...

Briefs & Highlights – Summer 2018
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Briefs & Highlights – Summer 2018

Tami Putney joins Traverse City Nursing team as BSN Concurrent Program Coordinator Apart from the Concurrent Program Coordinator in Traverse City, Tami Putney is the director of nursing for Critical Care Services at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and a certified Nurse Executive. Tami holds 16 years of nursing experience, specializing in critical care...

Writing the DU story
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Writing the DU story

Faculty and staff gathered last week to celebrate their role in shaping the stories of Davenport University’s students at the annual DavenFest. View the photo gallery on Facebook. Taking a role in DU’s story DU Trustee Michelle Van Dyke spoke, sharing how each person in the DU community shares a part of the university’s story. “We...

Paul Lowden recognized with the Tyrus R. Wessell Award
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Paul Lowden recognized with the Tyrus R. Wessell Award

Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Paul Lowden was recognized as this year’s Tyrus R. Wessell Award winner on Thursday at DavenFest. Considered Davenport’s most prestigious honor, the Tyrus R. Wessell Award recognizes exemplary commitment to the University’s Cultural Values as well as contributions positively impacting the DU community, especially our students. Recipients of this award...

Davenport University partnership helps companies invest in employee success
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Davenport University partnership helps companies invest in employee success

To attract and retain talent in today’s competitive hiring environment, investing in employee education and development is key to organizational success. Davenport University recently signed an agreement with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the state’s leading companies can help provide additional educational benefits to employees. “Michigan companies often struggle to find the...

New advertising shares Davenport success stories
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New advertising shares Davenport success stories

Davenport University’s Marketing department recently finished a new television commercial that will begin airing this month. “In the ad, Humberto Velázquez shares the inspiring story of how a Davenport education transformed his life. In one of the radio spots, a Lansing Campus student shares how she began a new career thanks to DU,” said Steve...

M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund supports passion and innovation in teaching
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M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund supports passion and innovation in teaching

The M.E. Davenport Legacy Endowment Fund was created to advance the educational, professional and civic mission at Davenport University. The fund — established in 2015 with a $5.5 million commitment from the M.E. Davenport Foundation — supports academic and learning-related initiatives, which are a part of the DU’s Vision 2020. “This extraordinary gift from the...

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