Representing Grand Valley

Have a picture of you in Laker gear in different places around the world? Submit photos of you representing Grand Valley and we may use them in an upcoming edition of Grand Valley Magazine. Be sure to tell us who is in the pictures and use #gvsu or #laker4alifetime in your post.

Richard Newhouse, '94, and his wife, Emily, and daughters Jessica and Meghan are pictured at Disneyland in California. Jessica plans to become a Laker also!

"Disneyland" - Richard Newhouse

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Richard Newhouse, '94, and his wife, Emily, and daughters Jessica and Meghan are pictured at Disneyland in California. Jessica plans to become a Laker also!

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Kylie Lintjer, �16, is pictured with her parents, Dave and Betsy, in South Korea, where Kylie is teaching kindergarten.

From left are Rebecca (Gannon) Neeley, �00, and Heather Gannon, �07, representing GVSU in Ireland in 2016.

Dick Vohlken,'75, and his wife, Kyle, spreading the Grand Valley name to the beaches of Barbados.

Shanda DeWitt, �11, visited Macchu Picchu, Peru.

Laker for a lifetime! Proud to represent my alma mater Grand Valley State University here in Okinawa, Japan.#GVSU #lakerpride #deltasigmaphi � at Kubasaki High School.

Navy Lieutenant Justin Vice '11, DMD, ran in the US Marine Corps Marathon 10K on October 25, in Washington, DC.

Business students Graham Agee and Andrea Kenner pose on top of Arthur's Seat, overlooking Edinburgh, Scotland, on a day off from their internships abroad.

This photo was taken on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in April of 2015.

Proud Alum at the wedding of Jenna and Cory Jackson.  Pictured from left: Stephen Wierenga, Alaina Woloszyn, Danielle Bennett, Anna Wierenga, Kelsey Curlett, Cory Jackson, Jenna Jackson, Lauren Schwecke, Trevor Parish, and Jared Curley. #lakersforalifetime

At the beautiful beaches of St. Pete Beach, Florida, brother and sister Michael (junior) and Paige (sophomore) Matusiak show off their Laker pride for all to see!

Inside the Statue of Liberty New York

New 911 Memorial in New York City

2,100 miles and 60 feet under the sea. CIS faculty, Cheryl Kautz, and her husband Jeff SCUBA diving near Icacos Island - Puerto Rico during Spring Break 2015.

My mother Carol Volesky (a Grand Valley alumni) and I took a trip to Europe over the summer in 2014. This photo was taken at the Ring of Kerry, a scenic route, in Ireland.

I climbed the Penon de Ifach in Calpe, Alicante, Spain while studying abroad in Spain Winter 2013.

Bringing GVSU to Venice.

Aiden Christian, Laker in the making (incoming class of 2028) is celebrating Family Weekend with Anthony Christian (brother c/o 2015).  Photo taken by Ronda Cooper (mom c/o 1995).  #gvsufamilylegacy

Laker family in Caymen Islands! Ronda Cooper (mom) c/o 1995, Anthony Christian (son) c/o 2015 and future Laker Aiden Christian, incoming c/o 2028! #gvsu family!!

This image contains brothers and Grand Valley graduates Josh Cassidy (left) and Matt Cassidy (right) with Matt proudly representing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a "GVSU Lakers" hat. 

Josh Cassidy graduated from Grand Valley in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations.

Matt Cassidy graduated from Grand Valley with a Bachelor's Degree in 2011 with a double major in accounting and finance while achieving a 4.0/4.0 Seidman College of Business GPA.

The photograph was taken in October 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil atop Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio. The photo contains the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue, an icon for Brazil.  

Matt Cassidy was awarded a trip to Rio by being a top producer at his employer, Quicken Loans.  The trip included traveling with the Cleveland Cavaliers to Brazil for the NBA Global Games in a matchup against the Miami Heat at HSBC Arena in Rio. 

Matt Cassidy was recently promoted to Senior Collateral Underwriter at Quicken Loans, a Fortune Magazine top 5 best companies to work for in 2014.  Matt has made key risk decisions on over 20,000 mortgage loans covering approximately $3.5 billion in mortgage volume while being the top producer on multiple teams at the company.

Josh Cassidy was recently promoted to Senior Copywriter at INNOCEAN USA located in Huntington Beach, California.

Alumni Joel Hynes with girlfriend Jessica Brown in Disneyland showing #LakerLove #LakerForALifeTime

The attached photo is of GVSU graduates Brett Cataldo BS '96, M.Ed '01, M.Ed '07 and Doug Diekman BA '02, M.Ed. '06.

The photo was taken at Forbidden City in Beijing, China where Brett and Doug were with 8 other teachers from Jenison Public Schools teaching an English Immersion Summer Camp at Fengtai Schools in Beijing for 16 days this summer.  Doug is a 5th grade teacher at Rosewood Elementary in Jenison and Brett is the Junior High principal in Jenison.

Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa

Laker for a Lifetime even at 14,110 feet above sea level. Top of Pikes Peak in Colorado.