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Leah Cook Earns Ph.D.

Dr. Leah Cook after receiving her PhD surrounded by Dr. Bill Cobern, Mallinson Institute for Science Education Department Chair and Dr. Brandy Pleasants, Dissertation chair.

Leah Cook, Interim Associate Dept. Chair and Lab Coordinator for Science at the W.A. Lettinga Campus, successfully defended her dissertation on May 11 for a Ph.D. in Science Education from Western Michigan University.  The title of her dissertation is Using Concept Maps to Monitor Knowledge Structure Changes in a Science Classroom.

How does winning $1000 sound?

You could win $1000 while providing scholarship opportunities for Davenport students? Grab a Grand Raffle tickets are now available.  Raffle tickets can be purchased online or by emailing Erik Dane at edane@davenport.edu. The Grab a Grand raffle is run in conjunction with the 31st Annual Davenport Scholarship Golf Classic taking place on August 21st at Egypt Valley Country Club.

The winning tickets (one of each $1000 winner, $750 winner and a $500 winner) will be drawn during the outing on August 21.  Ticket holders need not be present to win and will be notified subsequent to the golf outing.

Iceland 2017: Connecting Across Borders – Article 1

During the next few weeks, Associate Professor Chris Hamstra is teaching several sessions on leadership and communication (Authentic and Servant-leadership, leadership life-stories, etc.) at Bifröst University in Iceland. Chris is documenting his time in Iceland in a series of articles to be featured on his LinkedIn page and on the DU Hub.

This is his first article in the series.

Iceland 2017: Connecting Across Borders

Alumni Success Story: Kat Paye, ’14

On July 1, the 91st Annual National Cherry Festival kicked off in Traverse City. We sat down with the festival’s biggest cheerleader, the executive director and alumna Kat Paye ‘14, to learn more about her nearly 25 year journey with the festival. Read her alumni success story on the blog – http://blogs.davenport.edu/alumninews/

Nursing Alumni Honored with Daisy Award

Two alums from the 2016 Warren Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs received The Daisy Award from the Daisy Foundation. Given to extraordinary nurses, the Daisy Award was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from an auto-immune disease. They deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick by the nurses. After his death, they felt compelled to say “Thank You” in a very public way, thus the Daisy Award was created. Through this and other other recognition programs, the Daisy Foundation honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.  Now found in more than 2,600 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 countries, the strategic impact of the program on nurses is substantial – affecting job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, healthy work environment, and more.

Don’t let your Internship Goals FALL Flat!

If you haven’t attended an Internship Workshop yet for Fall, there is still time!

A chance is coming up in Grand Rapids:
Wednesday 7/12/17 at 4 pm. It will be held in the conference room SC306 inside the Career Services Office.

June GREAT Customer Service Recipients

Congratulations to those who were recognized in June for their GREAT customer service!

Welcome New Employees

Please join Human Resources in welcoming the following new employees that joined the Davenport University family in June 2017:

Alumni Success Story: Randy Goodyke, ’85

Randy spent 20 years building his dream business – one that he drafted business plans for at Davenport University. Today, it’s a successful company and has a team he is proud to call family. Read more about Randy’s inspiring view of success on the alumni blog.

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 Stachowicz, Assistant Professor/Associate Chair Humanities and Social Sciences.

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