Twenty-five swim and dive alumni participated in several different relays, races, and diving events at the Grand Valley Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet on October 8, 2016. Another 10 swim and dive alumni volunteered at the meet, and 45 people attended a reception that followed. The meet was a fundraiser for Grand Valley's Swim and Dive Program.
The Kirkhof College of Nursing Alumni Chapter hosted a reception on September 28, 2016 to celebrate and recognize GVSU faculty. Guests got to meet Dean Cynthia McCurren and other KCON alumni members, and were treated to a viewing of the film The American Nurse, a film that follows five nurses and their work with patients in various stages of life.
College of Education Alumni returned to campus to share their expertise with aspiring education students during the “Creating a Classroom for the 21st Century Learner” roundtable held on September 28.
On September 22, 2016 engineering alumni and friends gathered at the Skyline Club in Detroit to celebrate 30 years of engineering co-op partnerships.
On September 8, GVSU alumni in London gathered at the Parcel Yard to hear the latest developments regarding the university from GVSU Alumni Director, Chris Barbee. It was an evening of networking, socializing, and Laker pride!
Nearly 150 alumni and friends of the university came out to the 10th annual Freshmen Move-In volunteer event! Students and families were delighted to be greeted by alumni volunteers as they arrived on campus.
Grand Valley celebrated 30 years of the engineering co-op program with a reception at the Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids. Students were able to share their creative solutions for leading companies, while alumni learned about the next generation of engineering talent. The night celebrated the collaboration and partnership that has led to three decades of successful Grand Valley engineering alum.
The third annual Jamie Hosford Memorial golf outing took place at Boulder Creek Golf Club on July 15th. This year there were 36 teams and over sixty guests celebrating the life and legacy of Jamie Hosford. The outing generated nearly $30,0000 for Jamie's scholarship.
On July 25, 2016, over 100 incoming GVSU students and their families attended a picnic at Rotary Park in Livonia. It was a beautiful summer night where students connected with their peers while their family members spent time with various GVSU staff members.
On July 27, 2016, over 100 incoming GVSU student and their families gathered at Jaycee Park in Troy. There were smiles all around as guests enjoyed a picnic dinner and time to network with other students and families. It was a fun-filled summer night, and the rain managed to hold off until the festivities were over!