Category: University

Davenport advocates for Michigan Tuition Grant at the Capitol
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Davenport advocates for Michigan Tuition Grant at the Capitol

Davenport University joined private colleges and universities from across the state Wednesday to encourage legislators to continue to support of the Michigan Tuition Grant as part of the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU) Advocacy Day in Lansing. Staff and students met with several state senators, representatives and Gov. Snyder to showcase the value of...

DU receives 2017 HEED Award
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DU receives 2017 HEED Award

Davenport University has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual award — recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Davenport will be featured in...

Davenport moving into Mott’s University Center in Flint
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Davenport moving into Mott’s University Center in Flint

Davenport University is excited to announce the expansion of its partnership with Mott Community College and its continued commitment to the Flint region with a move from current operations at Mott’s Fenton campus into Mott’s University Center at 1401 East Court Street, Flint. The move, which will happen over the next few weeks, will expand...

Academic Promotions
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Academic Promotions

The “Interim” has been removed from titles held by Patty Brechbiel and Chris Marx, making Patty Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and Chris the University Registrar. Both have served admirably in these roles on an interim basis and are well deserving of these permanent appointments. Patty joined Davenport in October 1985 as...

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Davenport University appoints two to leadership roles

Davenport University has appointed Patty Brechbiel as Dean for the College of Urban Education and Christopher Marx as University Registrar. Both had already been serving in these roles on an interim basis. “We are pleased to be able to promote two remarkable, long-term leaders who have contributed to the success of Davenport University for nearly...

Diversity in Society Course Receives the University’s First Quality Matters Certification
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Diversity in Society Course Receives the University’s First Quality Matters Certification

The Diversity in Society course (SOSC201) has become the first online course at Davenport University to receive Quality Matters (QM) certification, the national standard of quality in online courses. The course was given a high score, and “Met Standards” on the first review as the Global Campus Instructional Design team worked in conjunction with Tammy...

Davenport History Book Earns National Award
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Davenport History Book Earns National Award

Davenport: Educating Across Three Centuries, co-authored by Margaret (Peggy) Moceri and former DU Provost Thomas Brown, Ph.D., recently earned national distinction at the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards, winning the Coffee Table Book category. This awards competition for independent book publishers was judged by industry experts, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and...

Daniel DeVos to Speak at Commencement
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Daniel DeVos to Speak at Commencement

Daniel G. DeVos, Chairman & CEO of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, will serve as Davenport University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker at a ceremony to be held Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. At the event, nearly 1,800 Davenport graduates from across Michigan will celebrate their new degrees. The University...

Panther Ridge Expansion Accommodates Growing Student Population at W.A. Lettinga Campus
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Panther Ridge Expansion Accommodates Growing Student Population at W.A. Lettinga Campus

Davenport is working with a developer to build two additional apartment-style residential buildings at the Panther Ridge complex on the corner of 60th and Kraft Avenue SE, increasing the University’s residential student capacity by 130. To be completed for Fall 2017, the project will expand the Panther Ridge complex to three buildings housing 194 students....

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