Show your love for DU through our #DUSpreadTheLove contest! Throughout the month of February, we want to know why you are proud to be a Panther!
To enter the contest, simply write a Facebook post, tweet, or post a picture on Instagram about your Panther Pride and why you love being a student at Davenport University using the hashtag #DUSpreadTheLove by midnight on March 5, 2016.
On February 5th, Amanda Irwin, and Admissions Representative at DU, and Rebecca Ventura RN, MSN, the Medical Assistant Program Director at DU, spoke to a group of over 300 business and community leaders at Wake Up Midland. Wake Up Midland is sponsored by the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, which supports and strengthens Midland area businesses, as well serves as a huge opportunity to network.
The first round for the Association for Corporate Growth Cup Competition was held on on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Sneden Center Auditorium at Davenport University. In an effort to find the brightest minds for the future of corporate growth, and more specifically of Mergers and Acquisitions, ACG Western Michigan proudly hosts the ACG Cup. ACG Cup is an intercollegiate competition among students from colleges and universities in West Michigan. Student participants gain invaluable experience in a real-world context, receive feedback from leaders in the local business community, expand networks, and compete for a cash prize. During the competition, students analyze complex business cases and present strategies involving merger and acquisition alternatives, valuation, capital markets, finance options, and corporate strategy.
Three Davenport University student teams competed during the first round on January 23. Daniel Dolan, April Feutz, and Diane Lijewski were chosen as the winning team. They will go on to compete at Grand Valley State University on February 20 against Michigan State, Central Michigan, Grand Valley State, Northwood, Cornerstone and Western Michigan.
Attention all DU International Students: Learn about your employment and immigration options. Please join us on Wednesday, March 23 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Sneden Room 1 for the annual Employment and Immigration Options seminar presented by Kimberly Clarke from Varnum Law. Attendees will be provided lunch and hear all the information needed about working in the United States.
Join us to walk through this year’s Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-media experience that will expose the DU community to various types of discrimination, power, privilege and oppression in a safe environment. This exhibit is intended to be eye-opening, powerful, and increase awareness. There will be an opportunity to debrief and reflect at the end of the event.
Davenport University is pleased to announce that Ibe Sodawalla will be the director of the new marching band program set to begin in the 2016-17 school year. Sodawalla brings a vast array of experience to his position and also is the Executive Director/CEO and founder of the Legends Performing Arts Association in Kalamazoo, Mich. This organization sponsors the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, Legends Winter Percussion and Legends Indoor Ensemble.
Join us for the 2016 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala held on Friday, May 6 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport’s premier black-tie event and has raised over $2.2 million in scholarships for deserving and talented students to earn their degrees and make a lasting difference in our workplaces and communities.
Innovation, optimism and leadership are words that come to mind when describing this week’s alumni success story feature, Rebecca Dutcher ‘99. As a self-proclaimed “marketing nerd,” Rebecca credits her hands-on experience in the DU marketing program as the springboard which launched her into her career as the director of the web division at 834 Marketing & Design. Read Rebecca’s full interview on our blog - http://blogs.davenport.edu/alumninews/
This past week was our first-ever ‘Week of Giving’ – and we are blown away by the results! We set a goal to raise $10,000 in one week. We raised more than $11,000 – because of you!
Through your generosity, we have established the new Founder’s Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship will provide support for DU students forever.
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 MLK Inherit the Dream Scholarship Recipients, Jeremiah Walton from Clintondale High School and LaShaun William from Innovation Central High School! The MLK Scholarship is awarded annually to students from the Kent Intermediate School District and beyond interested in pursuing higher education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University or Davenport University. Incoming freshman students must be full-time and are chosen based on involvement in community service and/or activities in support of diversity and inclusion.