The Alumni Association held its annual GVSU Alumni Golf Outing on July 19, 2014. It was a picture perfect day at the Meadows Golf Course on the Allendale campus where 82 golfers and 16 volunteers participated in the festivities. After playing the 18-hole scramble, the group headed over to the Alumni House for a post-game feast. Dozens of prizes were handed out and gifts were awarded to the top three performing teams. Save the date for the Homecoming Alumni Golf Outing on October 11, 2014 at the Meadows.
Alumni family and friends attended the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game on July 16, 2014. More than 150 people enjoyed an all you can eat buffet before the game and then cheered the team on to a victory. Afterward, fireworks lit up the sky for the Laker group to enjoy. Learn more about Young Alumni events & Programming: http://gvsu.edu/alumni/young-alumni-14.htm
The Kelly Cares Foundation presented a $50,000 check to the Hosford Family Scholarship, which honors Jamie Hosford, a 12-time Laker letterwinner who died in March. The foundation held its annual golf outing June 23 at Blythefield Country Club.
Charlotte, NC area alumni enjoyed an evening of socializing and reliving great Grand Valley memories during a reception on June 19. Twenty-eight alumni and friends enjoyed sharing their Grand Valley stories with one another and learning about new initiatives taking place on campus.
North Carolina Triangle alumni gathered in Morrisville, NC on June 18 for an evening of networking and to hear about updates on recent happenings at the university. The group also enjoyed a couple of videos highlighting the history of Grand Valley and also discussed the possibility of a Community Outreach Week service project in 2015. North Carolina Triangle alumni gathered in Morrisville, NC on June 18 for an evening of networking and to hear about updates on recent happenings at the university. The group also enjoyed a couple of videos highlighting the history of Grand Valley and also discussed the possibility of a COW project in 2015.
Alumni took in the sights and sounds of Cooley Law Stadium while enjoying excellent food and testing their knowledge of GVSU related trivia. Following dinner, alumni made their way to their seats to watch the Lugnuts take on the Great Lakes Loons. During the game, alumni shared ideas and suggestions for future events and ways to get more Lansing area alumni involved. To top it all off, Alyssa Sagolla, one of the club leaders, won a souvenir baseball after being one of the lucky winners in the Lugnuts group raffle.
Over 60 young alumni participated in Life 101: What You Didn’t Learn in College at the Downtown Market on May 20, 2014. Attendees gained unique access to the Downtown Market, networked with fellow alumni, and heard from local GVSU alumni entrepreneurs. Attendees stated that they enjoyed the hands on demonstrations from speakers and the realistic and practical outlook on their topics. Thank you to our 2014 Life 101 speakers:
Jermale Eddie, '03 - Co-Founder/Owner, Malamiah Juice Bar
Chris McKellar, '02 - Owner, Love's Ice Cream
Kim Bode, '02 - Founder, 834 Design & Marketing
Rachel Bethke – Horticulturist
Nearly 60 alumni and friends attended a reception on May 22 at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. D.C. area Lakers were brought up to date on recent campus developments by President Haas. Members of the Seidman College of Business Full Time Integrated MBA program were also in attendance and had the opportunity to network with DC alums to learn more about living and working in the D.C. area. Connect with the GVDC Club