Category: University

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...

Davenport recognized as one of Michigan’s Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools and receives Military Credit Equivalency Grant
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Davenport recognized as one of Michigan’s Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Schools and receives Military Credit Equivalency Grant

Davenport University has long been committed to supporting and enabling the success of veterans. In fact, the mission of Davenport’s Military and Veteran Services is to provide a path of minimal resistance for service members, veterans and their dependents to reach their educational and career goals. That’s why Davenport’s admissions representatives, advisors and certifying officials...

Davenport University Named Among Best Colleges
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Davenport University Named Among Best Colleges

Davenport University named as one of the best colleges for online associate’s degree in health informatics. In addition to accreditation, factors taken into consideration to determine rank include program affordability and uniqueness. Online Associate’s Degrees’ mission is to provide high-quality, well-researched rankings and other resources to assist individuals in selecting the best education path to meet their...

Davenport University’s work with Amway earns national recognition
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Davenport University’s work with Amway earns national recognition

Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence was recognized by Chief Learning Officer Magazine with an Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award. A national program, the Learning in Practice Awards, recognize industry leaders who demonstrate excellence in design and delivery of employee development programs. “Davenport University excels in its ability to create strong partnerships and collaborate with...

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