Davenport University and GRCC to Sign Articulation Agreement to Benefit Nursing Students

Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will sign an articulation agreement on Tuesday, September 27 that will benefit students enrolled in GRCC’s nursing program.  The agreement will allow GRCC nursing students, working toward their Associate Degree in Nursing, to complete courses toward a Bachelor’s Degree at Davenport while simultaneously continuing classes at GRCC.  

"Davenport University is proud to collaborate with GRCC as we contribute to a well trained work force in the state of Michigan,” Said Dr. Karen Daley, Dean of Davenport University’s College of Health Professions.  “This is an excellent opportunity for students to further their education at Davenport while waiting to progress into the GRCC nursing program.”

Michelle Richter, director of GRCC’s nursing program, echoed Dr. Daley’s sentiments, adding,  “We’re pleased to enhance our existing relationship with Davenport University with this agreement for our nursing program.  This is a great win for our nursing students and both of our institutions.”

The ceremony will be held at GRCC on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

All media are invited to attend.

WHAT: Davenport University and GRCC articulation signing

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:    Grand Rapids Community College, Main Building, Room 112



Dr. Richard J. Pappas, President
Dr. Linda Rinker, Executive Vice President for Academics and Provost
Dr. Larry Polselli, Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Dave Veneklase, Executive Vice President for Organizational Development
Dr. Karen Daley, Dean for the College of Health Professions
Amy Stahley, Department Chair for Nursing
Sandra Welling, College of Health Professions Faculty


Dr. Steven Ender, President
Gilda Gely, Provost, Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Fiona Hert, Dean, School of Workforce Development
Laurie Chesley, Dean, School of Arts & Science
Paula Sullivan, Associate Dean, School of Workforce Development
Michelle Richter, Interim Program Director, Nursing Programs

About Davenport University
Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university with campuses across Michigan and online courses serving an enrollment of more than 13,000 students. With tuition among the lowest of all private universities in the state, Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience and more than 40 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers.  More information is available at www.davenport.edu.

About Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.