DavenFest is the annual opportunity for the faculty and staff of Davenport University to gather together to celebrate successes, confront challenges, and unite in our commitment to Davenport's mission and vision.

Award and Recognition at Davenport University
Awards & Recognition

Our Employee Recognition Awards Program is designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff in support of DU’s mission, vision and values.

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Tyrus R. Wessell Award

Considered Davenport’s most prestigious honor, the Tyrus R. Wessell Award recognizes exemplary commitment to the University’s Cultural Values.

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Service Awards

Our deepest appreciation goes out to faculty and staff for their years of dedication and service. Each of us has the opportunity to add value to this institution and to the students we serve.

Contact Us for Davenfest information at Davenport University
Contact Us

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Human Resources at hr@davenport.edu.

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Pre-Event Activities

At Davenfest, we will be focusing on the stories that make this institution a great place. We want to hear YOUR stories — in just FIVE words — so they can be shared at Davenfest, too!

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Davenfest 2017: LaTarsha Holmes' Speech

Watch this inspiring DavenFest speech.

Richard Pappas at DavenFest.
Davenfest 2017: Vision 2020: A Transformational Journey

Learn more about Davenport's Vision 2020.

Paula Cunningham getting ready to speak at DavenFest.
Davenfest 2017: Keynote Speaker

Paula is the Academic Committee Chair for the Board of Trustees. 

Wilber Lettinga and Richard Pappas sitting and talking together.
Davenfest 2016: Wilbur A. Lettinga Interview

Enjoy this dialogue about Davenport University.

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Davenfest 2016: Introductory Address by Donald W. Maine

Donald W. Maine always delivered a passionate speech about Davenport.

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Davenfest 2015: Ken Yerrick, Key Note Speaker

Missed DavenFest 2015? Here is a video of Davenport's Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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