Stafford Living Center
There are 11 suite-style living centers named for Grand Valley Board of Trustees members Richard M. DeVos, Icie Macy Hoobler, Paul A. Johnson, William A. Kirkpatrick, Arnold C. Ott, Robert C. Pew, William F. Pickard, Bill & Sally Seidman, Dale Stafford, Maxine M. Swanson, and Ella Koeze Weed. All the buildings are divided into suites consisting of two double-bed rooms and a bath.
Dale Stafford was an accomplished journalist and newspaper publisher as well as an original trustee of Grand Valley State College. Born in St. Louis, Michigan in 1908, Stafford's newspaper career began at Lansing Central High School, where he worked as a correspondent for the Lansing State Journal. In 1926 he became sports writer for the Lansing Capital News, and a year later enrolled at Michigan State College. At Michigan State, Stafford became the school's first athletic publicity director. Later Stafford worked for the Pontiac Press, the Associated Press, and the Detroit Free Press, and eventually as editor and publisher of the Greenville Daily News. In addition to his achievements in journalism, Stafford was an original trustee of Grand Valley State College, national president of Michigan State University Alumni Organization, and president of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Dale Stafford served on Grand Valley's board of control from 1960 to 1968. Stafford Living Center was completed in 1998.
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