Cohort Program Graduate
As part of Grand Valley’s 50th anniversary, graduates of the university's Multicultural Cohort Programs returned to campus for an evening of celebration and reminiscing on November 12. 116 guests gathered at GVSU's Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids for a reception, dinner and program to celebrate the many success and achievements of program graduates. Ray Bennett, '92 a senior executive with Marriott Hotels International and Multicultural Business Education Cohort (MBEC) graduate, served as the keynote speaker for the event. Dean Emeritus Don Williams also addressed the crowd. Bennett, who spent two days on campus speaking with students, was moved to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of Williams. The scholarship, which will be first awarded in Fall 2011, will assist MBEC students with the cost of their education.