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Kerry Olvera, 94'

Kerry Olvera, 94'

When Kerry Olvera was a student at Grand Valley in the early 1990s, she never would have thought that one day she would own a business.

Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, '92 & '93

Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, '92 & '93

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Early Childhood Education Program at Aquinas College. Dr. Ezeh also holds the position of Founder and CEO of the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative in Grand Rapids

Gregory Wolffe, Professor of Computing and Information Systems

Gregory Wolffe, Professor of Computing and Information Systems

Dr. Gregory Wolffe is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley State University. He has been a member of the GVSU faculty since 1998.

Jessica Cruz, '06

Jessica Cruz, '06

Recipient of the 2015 Young Alumni Award

Jerry Harroff, '93

Jerry Harroff, '93

When Jerry Harroff, '93 has a dream, he'll take a leap of faith and make it a reality.

Luke McLaughlin, '10

Luke McLaughlin, '10

To Luke McLaughlin, '10, nature is so much more than what is seen out a window. To McLaughlin, nature can be used to heal, grow, and re-energize the human spirit.

Alan Peterson, '14

Alan Peterson, '14

Alan Peterson, '14, the winner of the 2015 River Bank Run 10K and 5K, is making great strides in his running career.. and he's just getting started.

Meghan Burke, '02

Meghan Burke, '02

Named a 40 Under 40 Professor who Inspires, Meghan Burke, '02 is a professor and author tirelessly fighting against social injustice.

Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14

Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14

With an eloquent open Facebook letter, Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14 let her voice for social change be heard around the world.

Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08 is a father, husband, caregiver and now a GVSU Hall of Fame athlete.

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