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Davenport University Named one of Best for Vets Colleges in U.S.

Military Times today announced the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 ranking, which included Davenport University. Only three other Michigan-based universities or colleges appeared in the Best for Vets rankings, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.

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Davenport University Will Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

As a way to recognize veterans for their military service, during times of war or peace, Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the W. A. Lettinga Campus, Sneden Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the military will display vehicles and equipment like those currently used overseas. Visitors will be encouraged to sign a

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Taking Kids To College? Read About Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee

100.5 The River has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Davenport University, from partnerships on events to yearly broadcasts at their "Excellence In Business" awards, we are proud to work hand-in-hand with Davenport.

And since you're taking kids to college, figuring o

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Davenport University Grad Gets Do-Over Back Flip on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ [Video]

Bobby Blank, of Holland, became a viral video sensation in April when he face planted while attempting a back flip at Davenport University's graduation ceremonies at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

On Tuesday, he received another chance.

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Davenport University Names Lou Esposito School’s First Football Coach [Video]

Davenport University introduced Lou Esposito as the school's first ever football coach at a press conference this morning.

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Capt. Richard Phillips Talks with 100.5 The River’s Tom Cook [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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Davenport University President Richard Pappas Visits on Davenport’s Excellence in Business Gala

Davenport University President Richard Pappas this morning shared his enthusiasm for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala on "The Andy Rent Morning Show" with guest host Tim Harris on 100.5 The River.

At the May 2 event, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., CEO and Chairman Blake Krueger is being honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala. The benefit is at DeVos Place.

The gala, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport, has U.S. merchant mariner and author Capt. Richard Phillips as keynote speaker. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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Davenport University Excellence in Business: Capt. Richard Phillips Keynotes; Wolverine CEO Blake Krueger Honored

Wolverine World Wide, Inc., CEO and Chairman Blake Krueger is being honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala on May 2 at DeVos Place.

The gala, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport, has U.S. merchant mariner and author Capt. Richard Phillips as featured guest speaker. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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Davenport Dean Introduces Tie-Tying to Grand Rapids Youth

Dr. Andre Perry, Founding Dean of Davenport University's College of urban Education, introduced his innovative tie-tying ceremony, featured in the award-winning documentary Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition, to a group of Grand Rapids urban youth in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools and head-N-Sole Barbershop.  Dr. P

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West Michigan Companies Among 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan

More than two dozen West Michigan companies are among the “101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies” in Michigan.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 tells us the annual list was released September 11, one week before the award celebration at Davenport University. The 101 Best and Brightest Sustaina

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Davenport University Helps Families Prepare Their Income Taxes FREE

Listen to the interview by clicking on the green link above!  Yesterday I had Rick Jenkins and Judy Knapp, from Davenport University, on the air with me to talk about a free tax preparation service Davenport University is providing for the community

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