Maribeth Wardrop announced that she will be retiring from her position as vice president for University Development and executive director of the Grand Valley University Foundation effective January 1, 2012.
Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved the university's budget at its July 15 meeting, keeping the state's financial challenges and students' finances front and center.
More than 51 percent of faculty and staff members participated in this year's Faculty and Staff Campaign, setting a new record for faculty/staff giving and continuing Grand Valley's history of being the most generous university community in Michigan.
Grand Valley State University is mourning the death of former first lady Betty Ford.
The Kelly Family Sports Center was unveiled June 25 in a building dedication ceremony at Grand Valley.
Grand Valley fittingly concluded its golden anniversary year June 8 with an announcement that will provide the university with momentum well into the next 50 years.
As an appropriate conclusion to Grand Valley's 50th anniversary, an announcement will be made that the university's first comprehensive campaign is coming to a close at the end of June and has far surpassed its original goal of $50 million.
Rich and Helen DeVos announced a challenge grant for Grand Valley's L. William Seidman Center.
Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld are just two of the more than 300 donors supporting the new L. William Seidman Center. A ground breaking ceremony will be held May 25.
Jim and Donna Brooks, longtime Holland philanthropists and Grand Valley University Foundation members, received the Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy.