The State of the Alumni Association from the President

It is with mixed emotions that I provide you with my final presidential update. My term will be complete on September 13 and I am handing over my gavel to Mike Tappy, ‘78 to lead the Alumni Association for the next three years. I have been blessed to serve as the president of the GVSU Alumni Association since 2011 and it has been a pleasure serving on the board for a total of six years. The board of directors has accomplished a number of objectives during my tenure. 

There are a couple of very important things that I have learned along the way. The first is that Grand Valley graduates are passionate about their alma mater, and as we continue to grow our alumni involvement across the United States and in many countries around the world, it is important to share the great accomplishments of our university. The second is that GVSU needs alumni support in order to continue being one of the best higher education institutions in the country. It is my last request as president of the GVSU Alumni Association that if you have not begun to support Grand Valley with your time or financial support, please do so. Our university cannot thrive without our you.

Thank you for your encouragement and support these last three years. GO LAKERS!

Julie Bulson, ’99 & ‘07
President, GVSU Alumni Association

Julie Bulson, '99 & '07