Executive Director of Security Duane Terpstra will be retiring after 33 years in higher education, including the past 14 with Davenport University in risk management and security roles. Before joining Davenport, Duane served Hope College for nearly 20 years. He will be leaving Davenport on June 28 and moving to Florida in August, where he and his wife will begin work on establishing a new church.
Duane was ordained as a Christian Reformed Church pastor in 2011 and has served as an Associate Pastor at Calvin Church in Holland. He currently is the Interim Pastor for a small church serving an immigrant Laotian population. The church he will be forming in Miramar, Fla., will be called The Source and will serve a culturally diverse community north of Miami.
Please thank Duane for his long service to DU and congratulate him on this exciting new chapter in his career!
(From left to right) Tiesha Hogue-Shankin: Chair of the Grand Rapids Bar Association Legal Assistants Section, Raquel Balderos-Polanco, Elizabeth Rhein, Diana Lamphiere: Legal Assistants at DU Faculty Advisor
On April 4th, Davenport University honored four new members in the paralegal studies program as they were inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi National Paralegal Honors Society. In order to be inducted into LEX, students must be a part of Davenport University’s American Bar Association approved by the Paralegal Studies Program. Additional qualifications include a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and having completed three-quarters of the prescribed program. The Grand Rapids Bar Association Legal Assistants Section provided funding to present the inductees with LEX Stoles. Inductees and guests were joined by Tiesha Hogue-Shankin, chair of the Grand Rapids Bar Association Legal Assistants Section, for the induction ceremony. The ceremony displayed great enthusiasm and the new member’s faces showed great pride for their school.
Congratulations to this year’s inductees for their excellent efforts in work ethic and academic success!
Senior pitcher, Sam Cole, is Davenport University’s first ever Capital One CoSIDA 1st Team Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Sam is a Sport Management major with a 3.93 G.P.A., not only does Cole display excellence in the classroom, but Cole has led her team to the WHAC Tournament championship, and the school’s second ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
The past 4 years Sam Cole has been a huge part of the Davenport Softball program, and has had many great achievements during her time at Davenport. CoSIDA named her to its First Team at the College level for the annual Academic All-American program, and this is Davenport’s first time in having a student named in this division. Starting over 32 games and throwing over 23 completed games, Sam also can include to her stats a perfect game and a no-hitter! Over 181 strikeouts, is just another awesome statistic to add to her record. As a four-time All-WHAC performer, she is ranked 10th in the NAIA in wins and 17th in ERA.
Congrats Sam Cole! Davenport is proud to have an excellent student athlete, and we look forward to your upcoming successes on and off the field!
On Saturday, June 8, Student Life is providing student transportation and admission to the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek for only $5 per person. Join other DU students and their families for a fun-filled day at the Binder Park Zoo. Bring the kids and take in the live animal exhibits and hop aboard fun rides like the Z.O. & O. Railroad and the Binda Conservation Carousel!
Sign up in the Student Life Office by May 31 to reserve your seat on the bus!
Bus will leave the W.A. Lettinga Campus at 8:00 a.m. and will return by 7:00 p.m.
There is 4 ticket limit for students.
Faculty and Staff members can also sign up for the Binder Park Zoo Trip in the Student Life Office starting on May 29th
Visit the Binder Park Zoo website for additional details.
In honor of summer, Davenport is hosting a BBQ!
From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. join students, staff and faculty on the lawn outside the Panther Den for a picnic.
The meals are only $5 and include a beverage.
Wednesday, May 29
Beef and Veggie Kabobs with Tabouli
For more information checkout:
Student Life or DU Dining Services
On Memorial Day, the Customer Support Center will implement holiday hours. CSC will close Sunday, May 26 at 11 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 6 a.m. If you have any technology related issues, please check the Knowledgebase for an answer there first. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please submit an IT support ticket and CSC will get to your ticket when they return on May 28.
The Donald W. Maine College of Business is launching a new Master of Management degree program in the Fall 2013 semester, available at the Peter C. Cook Center in downtown Grand Rapids, the new Lansing Campus, the Livonia Campus and online. Also, a new MBA–Marketing Concentration will be available in Grand Rapids and online beginning in Fall 2013. Finally, a new Morning MBA format will be available at the Cook Center and in Lansing and Livonia starting this fall.
Participants in these programs will develop core competencies as they learn from senior-level executives from notable organizations in the region. These experts will enrich the learning of these new programs by sharing their expertise on topics relating to the course learning outcomes, and also will lead learning experiences such as problem-based case analysis and simulations specifically designed as experiential learning opportunities.
Senior pitcher Sam Cole is Davenport University’s first ever Capital One CoSIDA 1st Team Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The College Division softball team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. A sport management major with a 3.93 G.P.A., Cole led her team to the WHAC Tournament championship and the school’s second ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
The Lettinga Campus Library will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
Mon & Fri 9a.m. – 5p.m. ; Tue – Thur 9a.m. – 8p.m.