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Graduating students toast with President Haas

  • Student Senate President Jack Iott and President Haas give a toast.

Posted on April 18, 2013

Nearly 150 graduating students gathered at the Eberhard Center with President Thomas J. Haas April 16 to celebrate their upcoming graduation.

The first annual “Toast with T. Haas” brought together graduating undergraduate and graduate students to celebrate their journey taken as a Laker for a Lifetime. Students received a glass of champagne in a limited edition Laker for a Lifetime flute as a gift.

“This event was planned to escort graduating students into alumni status and into a new relationship with Grand Valley,” said Chris Barbee, director of Alumni Relations. “I think students enjoyed hearing from President Haas on a more personal level and being recognized for their accomplishments.”

Grand Valley will celebrate graduating students at two commencement ceremonies on April 27 at Van Andel Arena.

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