GVSU alumni came from as far as San Antonio to celebrate Grand Valley at the Austin Alumni Networking event held on November 13, 2014 at the Dogwood Inn. The group socialized while videos of Grand Valley campus updates played in the background. Graduate years ranged from 1968 to 2013, and everyone had GVSU fond memories to share.
The next club event is planned for Community Outreach Week March 21-28. For more information on the Austin Alumni Club, go to: http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/austin-club-57.htm or connect with them on Facebook page.
A record number of alumni volunteers assisted at the Academic Major Fair on November 5, 2014. With the help of alumni professionals working in numerous discipline areas, the university was able to assist 580 GVSU students in making informed choices about their futures. In addition, the 70 high school “dual enrolled” students from Hamilton, Saugatuck, and Holland passed through. The fair would not have been a success without the help of alumni volunteering your time and passion with future graduates.
The GVSU Young Alumni Council teamed up with the Grand Rapids Young Professionals and the Grand Rapids Drive for a night of fun and new connections at Bagger Dave’s. Attendees had the opportunity to win several prizes throughout the night. There was also a surprise guest appearance by GVSU’s own Louie the Laker. This networking reception was a welcomed collaboration of young influencers in the West Michigan area.
On Saturday, October 18th, the 5th annual GVSU hockey alumni game took place at the Georgetown Ice Arena. 32 players took part in this annual event, some traveling from as far away as Phoenix, Arizona. Following the alumni game, the current DII GVSU Hockey Team played Central Michigan in a 2-0 victory game.
David Ruck, '04 & '07, a two-time graduate of the GVSU School of Communications premiered his documentary at the Loosemore Forum in Grand Rapids at the L. William Seidman Center on October 10, 2014. Following the film, David answered questions along with two other panelists, Chris Plouff with the School of Engineering and John Schmit with the School of Communications.
Alumni, students, faculty and staff who have had many fond experiences with the Study Abroad program at Grand Valley, attended the second annual Study Abroad Alumni Reunion on September 25, 2014. The event was held at the Downtown Market and raised money for the Study Abroad Scholarship. For more information on how to support the Study Abroad Scholarship, go to: www.gvsu.edu/give