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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...

Davenport University partners with City of Detroit and Wayne County
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Davenport University partners with City of Detroit and Wayne County

Davenport University is demonstrating its commitment to the city and the region with new partnerships with the City of Detroit and Wayne County, providing opportunities for professional development and higher education for city and county employees and for their spouses and dependents. “We are excited about contributing to sustainable growth in Detroit by helping to...

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...

Briefs & Highlights – Spring 2018
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Briefs & Highlights – Spring 2018

Briefs and Highlights shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Email ducomm@davenport.edu to submit your highlights for future editions.  DU College of Technology’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society inducts new members The College of Technology’s Eta Chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society inducted 19 members on...

New DegreePlan feature allows students to create educational plans
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New DegreePlan feature allows students to create educational plans

Davenport University has launched a new feature in DegreePlan to enable students to take full ownership of their educational plans and goals.   Following three years of planning, implementation, training and testing, the Degree Works™ Student Educational Planner (SEP) tool went live on May 7 in Davenport’s DegreePlan. Students will be encouraged through ACES 100 courses...

Davenport University measures and certifies the soft skills and competencies sought by employers
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Davenport University measures and certifies the soft skills and competencies sought by employers

Employers across the nation often lament about college graduates and the soft skills they lack — such as critical thinking and problem solving, leadership and teamwork, and creativity and communication. For the past five years, Davenport University’s Excellence System has proactively ensured each student graduates with both the soft and hard skills needed for career...

How DavenFund will support employees this year
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How DavenFund will support employees this year

Eleven Davenport University employees received professional development, software, equipment or other resources through DavenFund last week. The program, in its second year, was designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. This year’s recipients include Barb Gering, Laura Baillod, Sarah Brooks, Lynda Cribari, Michael Stodola,...

Haworth President and CEO Franco Bianchi to speak at Davenport University commencement
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Haworth President and CEO Franco Bianchi to speak at Davenport University commencement

Franco Bianchi, President and CEO of Haworth, Inc., will serve as Davenport University’s 2018 Commencement Speaker on Sunday, April 29, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Approximately 1,900 graduates from across Michigan are eligible to participate in Commencement, celebrating their new undergraduate and graduate degrees from Davenport. Bianchi will be presented an Honorary Doctorate of...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Email ducomm@davenport.edu to submit your highlights for future editions.  Faculty Research & Achievements College of Technology faculty member publishes article in Nature Scientific Reports Samer Hanoudi, a faculty member...

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