Davenport Celebrates 150 Years with Gala

Davenport Celebrates 150 Years

Davenport has been celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year, an incredible milestone not just for Davenport, but for the community. Over the past 150 years, thousands of students have passed through our doors and gone on to succeed in their careers and contribute to their communities. 

A highlight of our year-long celebration will occur on Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm. in the Steelcase Ballroom at DeVos Place with our Founders 150th Anniversary Gala. In addition to special speakers sharing their thoughts about the university and its impact on Grand Rapids and the state of Michigan, the Founders' 150th Anniversary Gala will feature a performance by internationally renowned a cappella group Chapter 6. 

WZZM 13 anchor Juliet Dragos will serve as emcee for the evening. All proceeds from the event will help establish the Founders' Endowed Scholarship, which will provide scholarship assistance to deserving students for the next 150 years!  Visit davenport.edu/150gala for ticket information.

We have also published a history book commemorating the anniversary. We are proud of the Davenport story and the way the institution has served its communities with innovation and excellence over the decades.  The book can be purchased on line at www.DUSpirit.com

Davenport will celebrate Homecoming September 23-24 on the Lettinga campus.

- Alumni awards will be presented on Friday evening, September 23 to 6 outstanding Davenport alumni.

- The public is invited to join us at Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 as our new football team takes on Arizona Christian.   

Courtesy: Davenport University

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