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DU Alum Marcie Lewis to Speak About Leadership in Nonprofits

The Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan, Marcie Lewis, is a DU alum who has dedicated her career to leading nonprofits: studying trends, analyzing results and predicting performance. Hear her speak on Nov. 16 about what it takes to be a leader in the world of service. This event will be held at the W.A. Lettinga Campus Sneden Center in the Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. Free admission.

Dr. Susan Gunn Receives 2016 Insight Into Diversity Magazine Inspiring Women in STEM Award

Dr. Susan Gunn, Dean of the College of Urban Education, received the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from *INSIGHT Into Diversity *magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Davenport Announced as 2016 Diversity Visionary Award Recipient

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Davenport University as the 2016 Diversity Visionary Award recipient and Ronald Jimmerson, Sr., Seeds of Promise co-founder and executive director, as the 2016 Change Agent Award—both of whom were honored during the award celebration held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Davenport Accepted Into GLIAC

Davenport University has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), with plans to compete on a provisional basis beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.

Davenport Earns Honor Roll Recognition from MI Performance Excellence Program

DU is only the second college or university to be recognized by this prestigious group.

Davenport Earns Best for Vets: Colleges 2017

Davenport has once again been honored by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. This is Davenport's second year to make the list!

Get Credit for your Military Experience in Healthcare

Our new Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing helps those who have paramedic-level military experience obtain a nursing degree & a position in the health field.

New Book Helps Davenport University Celebrate Its 150th Anniversary

The granddaughter of Davenport University’s namesake and a former provost for the institution have co-authored Davenport: Educating Across Three Centuries, helping the Grand Rapids-based university celebrate its 150th Anniversary. The book tells the story of how a business school started in 1866 by a Civil War veteran grew into one of the largest private, non-profit universities in the state of Michigan.