Incoming GVSU students and their families gathered on July 26, 2016, on Belle Isle. Everyone enjoyed a lovely evening with a great picnic dinner, overlooking the water. After the meal, students were put into small groups, led by upperclass GVSU students, to talk about their upcoming transition to college, and families had the opportunity to engage with GVSU staff.
The GVSU Alumni Association hosted its annual outing on July 16 at the Meadows Golf Course. Alumni golfers traveled from near and far to participate in the friendly scramble which drew 116 participants.
After the day on the links, volunteers and participants headed over to the Main Street Pub for dinner and the awards program. The outing raised more than $10,000 for GVSU Pathway Scholarships. This fund assists students from middle income families that don't qualify for federal need-based aid and are ineligible for government programs. By supporting these students' educations, we can widen the pathway to graduation, helping them achieve their goals.
On June 24th and 25th our boys in blue gathered for a reunion weekend. Around 100 football alumni took over The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids on Friday night for a reception. The next morning, they met at the Meadows Golf Course, where they celebrated the 2002 and 2003 National Championship teams. But, it would not be a Laker Athletics gathering without the competition: the team of Hosford, Hosford, VanDyken, Dieleman came in first with a score of 56; and the team of Rohn, Dorato, Mele, and King came in second with a score of 59. Go Lakers!
There's no better way to end the Power of 10 tour than with a GRAND finale! On June 23rd, over 110 alumni re-connected with T.Haas, celebrated his decade of leadership, and gave to the Tom and Marcia Haas Power of 10 Endowed Scholarship.
The College of Education Alumni Chapter volunteering their time to assist with the College of Education’s Story Time event in Grand Rapids. Story Time is in its seventh year and provides free books and ice cream to attendees.
Over 50 alumni in Detroit gathered at the Roostertail on June 16th to celebrate 10 years of T.Haas. The band played all night while food, drinks, and fun were had by all.