Nearly two dozen Lakers recently gathered on a beautiful fall morning in Denver's historic Cheesman Park for a morning of yoga. The yoga session was led by Laker alumnus Daniel "Yoga Danny" Poole, who has led yoga sessions for former members of the Denver Broncos as well as a GVSU's own football team. The yoga was followed by a time of juice, donuts, and fellowship, as Laker's across the Mile High City were able to foster both new and existing relationships with fellow alumni. A big thank you to “Yoga Danny” for his time and expertise.
The first annual Baseball Alumni Golf Outing was held on October 3 at the Meadows with 66 golfers participating. Just over $2,600 was raised with proceeds going toward the GVSU baseball program. Attendees enjoyed a tailgate which was preceded by an awards and raffle drawing at the Blue/White scrimmage.
The Kirkhof College of Nursing Alumni Chapter hosted a networking event on September 29 at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. KCON Dean Cynthia McCurren addressed the audience and welcomed new faculty members and paid tribute to recently retired faculty members. Alumni in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and catch up on each other’s careers.
On Wednesday, September 23, alumni had the opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Jesse Bernal, Vice President of Inclusion and Equity. Bernal along with representatives from the LGBT, Latin@ and African American Alumni Chapters participated in a fireside chat type discussion to talk about his vision for inclusion and equity for the Grand Valley community.
Study Abroad alumni enjoyed a great time of sharing experiences at the Global Laker Gala on September 3 at the Grand Valley State University Detroit Center. Attendees reunited in the Motor City to celebrate their time overseas as students and also helped support the Murray Study Abroad Scholarship.
Although dark skies threatened the alumni at the Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball game early on, the clouds rolled away leaving a rainbow and happy Lakers to enjoy the game. With over 30 alumni, faculty, and staff and their families present, the Beach Bums had plenty of cheerleaders throughout the evening!