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
Nearly 150 people gathered at Clubhouse 66 on Thursday, Sept 4 for a pre-game tailgate in California to help the GVSU football team kick off its season vs. Azusa Pacific University. SoCal Alumni Club members, alumni from Las Vegas and Arizona attended along with many parents of players, family, and friends of the university from all over the United States attended, even as far as Hawaii!
University President Tom Haas and Tim Selgo spoke at the tailgate event. GVSU took on Azusa Pacific at 6 p.m. PST and lost the game in double overtime. For more information on Laker football and athletics go to: www.gvsulakers.com.