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DU receives accreditation for sport management program

Davenport University recently received accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sport Management. The COSMA Board of Commissioners reviewed Davenport’s program based on the eight COSMA accreditation principles that require an academic unit/sport management program to show that its program displays excellence in undergraduate sport management education and continuous improvement through COSMA’s developmental approach. Davenport University joins 24 other universities across the country with this accreditation, with only one other being in Michigan.

Alumni Success Story: Paramedic at Life EMS – Patrick Hatch ‘84

Patrick Hatch’s commitment to patient care, detail, and overall patient satisfaction, has made him a leader in the field of EMS. After earning his EMT degree from DU in 1984, Pat began his 31 year occupation as a paramedic at Life EMS. “The most important thing that I can do as an emergency responder, is treat people with respect. Everyone’s emergency is their emergency. I act as a law enforcement officer, pastor and a counselor all in one day.” He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career for his heroic acts, including delivering more than ten babies. After responding to emergencies and working 24 hour shifts, Patrick enjoys relaxing and playing guitar, golf and hockey. He is also the vocalist for a local band called “Signal Point.” Read Patrick’s full bio in our blog -

Do you know someone that has made DU proud? Submit their story to the alumni office at - we would love to hear from you!

Trick or Treat at DU!

This year, South, Cook, and Meijer Halls will be open to the public for trick-or-treating. Bring your families and friends to Davenport on October 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a night of fun and safe festivities. Students will be decorating their rooms, playing games, and passing out candy to all those who come through! DU Athletes will also be represented. See the “save the date” for all the information and pass it on to a friend. See you there!

DU to host first annual Michigan BPA Leadership Conference for middle school students

Davenport University will host the first annual Michigan Business Professionals of America (BPA) Middle Level Conference on Feb. 27, 2016 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Michigan BPA Middle Level provides middle school students the opportunity to apply acquired skills while participating in business-related competitive events. BPA competitions place emphasis on computer skills, teamwork, research, and presentation. Students may compete at both the state and national levels.

Celebrate DU Health Programs with the Experts on Oct. 8

Biggby Coffee President to speak at DU Oct. 7

Lansing Campus Academic Fair Oct. 5 – 8

You’re Invited to the Athletic Complex Dedication & Homecoming Tomorrow

As part of its Homecoming ceremonies, Davenport University will dedicate the second phase of the Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.  The second phase, made possible by a gift of 45 acres from Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, added a new competition field for football, soccer and rugby, plus track and field facilities. The athletics complex, which includes facilities for baseball, softball and tennis, encompasses 68 acres on 68th Street in Caledonia Township.

Amway on Campus Seeking IT Interns

IT Internships seekers for Summer 2016 and beyond:  Amway is coming to see you!  Your Internship Managers and Career Services Team are pleased to announce that Amway’s North American IT Manager, Jay Benda will be here on campus  Tuesday 10/06.  As a part of the Summer 2016 internship IT recruiting season, Mr. Benda will visit IT classrooms and speak at our MCoB / CoT Internship Workshop.  Amway may also have a table on the 2nd floor of the Academic building and be available for meet and greets from 3:30 – 4 pm.  Please see below the internship workshop schedule and RSVP to save your seat.  Spread the word about this fantastic opportunity to connect with top IT leadership at Amway!  Take a look at Amway’s internship  opportunities at:

We aim for a ten minute overview of Amway’s IT internship opportunities in select IT classes and a more detailed discussion of the internship program at Amway overall, during the Internship Workshop from 4 – 4:25 pm.


OT Students to Present at Annual Conference

In winter 2015, the first year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) students completed nine research projects all focused on the common theme of reading complexity of self-report and care-giver questionnaires.