Leslie Perales, '07, Named Newspaper Editor
Leslie Perales has been named the editor of The Observer newspaper in Herndon, Va. She is now responsible for all editorial content in the company's print and digital publications. Perales graduated in 2007 with a degree in journalism. She also gained crucial experience outside the classroom, working at the Lanthorn, where she was a writer, copy editor, news editor and editor in chief.
Lakers Across the Nation Called to Volunteer During Community Outreach Week - March 27-April 3
Join fellow Lakers from around the globe in this week of service, providing volunteer support and outreach in your own community. Just imagine the collective impact that over 96,000 GVSU alumni and students can have! Joining the cause is easy - simply sign up for one of the listed projects or volunteer on your own (get ideas). Group projects are currently scheduled in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, and North Carolina. More information at...
Join in the Fight Against Cancer - April 9-10
Sign up now to join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley State University. Beginning at 6 p.m. on April 9 until 6 a.m. on April 10, walkers will take shifts circling the track in the Fieldhouse and collect money to help eliminate cancer. We hope you will join us as a walker or by sponsoring alumni team participants. Visit www.relayforlifegvsu.com and click Sign Up to register as a walker or click Donate to sponsor team GVSU Alumni Association. Survivors can also sign up to participate in the survivor lap!
Panelists needed for 5 Under 25 Presentation
The Future Alumni Association is seeking five alumni under the age of 25 who are interested in sharing unique perspectives on life after graduation with current students. 5 Under 25 is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Alumni House and Visitor Center. If you are interested in imparting wisdom to current students on how to maximize their school experience, help prepare them for the working world, and life in general, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Couples Return to GVSU for Valentine's Celebration
16 alumni couples were among the nearly 75 guests who returned to GVSU's Allendale campus on February 11 for Classic Pairings – Me and My Baby Down Route 66, a special alumni Valentine’s Day celebration. Grand Valley’s talented chefs created a gourmet menu for the affair, while a sommelier was on hand to provide information on wine pairings chosen for each of the courses. At the end of the evening, each alumni couple was provided with a framed, commemorative photograph taken of them during the event. View photos.
Nursing Graduates Sought to Speak at Upcoming Student Roundtable
On March 18, the KCON Alumni Chapter will host its signature student roundtable, offering advice and career insights to current students from 5-6:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating as an alumni speaker, please contact email@example.com.
Public Administration Alumni Gather at Annual Conference
Brooklyn Village Manager and Alumni Association Board Member, Victor Cardenas, ’00, hosted a gathering of Public Administration alumni, students, and faculty during the 2010 Michigan Local Government Management Association’s Winter Institute. The annual event was held February 3 in Grand Rapids. Attendees were joined by Dr. George Grant, Dean of GVSU’s College of Community and Public Service, who updated on the latest college news. View photos.
Hospitality and Tourism Management to Hold Fundraiser
The GVSU Hospitality and Tourism Management Department invites HTM alumni to "Throw for Dough" in support of the HTM program. Join fellow graduates, faculty and students for the Grand Rapids Griffins season finale and purchase pucks to throw onto the ice for a chance to win $5,000! All proceeds benefit HTM student scholarships. Get details.
Three Ways to Share in the GVSU 50th Anniversary Celebration Now
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Grand Valley to Offer Michigan Certified Public Manager Program
GVSU has collaborated with Saginaw Valley State University to offer the Certified Public Manager Program in West Michigan. CPM is a nationally recognized and nationally accredited leadership development program for public managers and supervisors. The program consists of approximately 300 hours of instruction over a one year period, delivered primarily online and including five classroom sessions at the GVSU Holland Meijer campus. Visit www.gvsu.edu/learn for more information and to register.
Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Events Planned
Grand Valley's Office of Multicultural Affairs has planned a series of events for the annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration. Please join us as we celebrate and honor the legacy, the lessons, and the values of this US historic figure. Learn more.
GVSU Opens Fellowship Office
Grand Valley announces the launch of the Office of Fellowships, located within the Frederik Meijer Honors College. The mission of the office is to provide nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship advising services to all GVSU students and alumni who show extraordinary potential in disciplines across campus. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/fellowships or contact Amanda Cuevas.
Virtual Q&A Session Planned for Prospective Graduate Students
The GVSU Admissions Office is hosting a virtual graduate chat for prospective graduate students on March 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
This chat will discuss application procedures, answer questions on how to become degree seeking, provide information about program requirements, and much more.
If you would like to participate, contact Tracey James-Heer or call 616-331-2025.
GVSU is coming to you! Meet up with fellow GVSU alumni and receive the latest information about the University at these upcoming events.