Alumni News

Lakers Across the Nation Called to Volunteer During Community Outreach Week - March 27-April 3

COWJoin 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

Relay for LifeSign 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  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

Alumni Couples Return to GVSU for Valentine's Celebration

Classic Pairings - Alumni Volunteer Celebration16 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

Public Administration Alumni Gather at Annual Conference

Public Alumni Reception 2010Brooklyn 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.

Campus News

Three Ways to Share in the GVSU 50th Anniversary Celebration Now

  • GVSU 50th AnniversaryCopies of the hardcover 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book featuring the history and photos of our great university are now available for pre-order. Order yours today for just $19.95.
  • Alumni who want to share their favorite Grand Valley memory can now do so by phone. Laker Lore has established a toll-free number as a way of recording memories for Grand Valley's 50th anniversary celebration. Sign up now for phone or in-person recording times.
  • Alumni are also being asked to share their Grand Valley memorabilia for a special anniversary exhibit. If you have a piece of history that you’re willing to share, submit an electronic image and description of each item. Be sure to include your contact information!

Get Your GVSU Mobile App

GV iPhone AppGVSU Laker Mobile gives you access to the latest information about your alma mater wherever you are. You can read the latest news, check out recent campus photos and videos, get interactive campus maps and even watch live GVSU webcams. The app is now available for your iPhone or iPod touch. Download

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 for more information and to register.

Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Events Planned

Cesar Chavez CelebrationGrand 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

Office of FellowshipsGrand 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 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.

Club & Chapter News

Upcoming Events

GVSU is coming to you! Meet up with fellow GVSU alumni and receive the latest information about the University at these upcoming events.

Event Recaps

  • KCON Open House 2010KCON Alumni Chapter - More than 30 Kirkhof College of Nursing alumni and faculty met up for the annual KCON Alumni Open House on February 11. Guests enjoyed networking and the opportunity to hear from KCON Dean Cynthia McCurren, as well as special alumni guest speaker, Diane Hanson, '84, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the CPM Resource Center. View photos.
  • College of Education Alumni Association - The COE Alumni Association hosted its annual Student Roundtable on February 24. 12 alumni speakers presented on current education-related topics to current students during the informational discussions.
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