Grand Valley to celebrate Traverse City graduates

President Thomas J. Haas congratulates a graduating student during the Traverse City commencement ceremony in 2012.
President Thomas J. Haas congratulates a graduating student during the Traverse City commencement ceremony in 2012.
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About 75 Grand Valley State University students will participate in the 16th annual Traverse City commencement ceremony May 2 at Grand Traverse Resort. Students will hear an address from a state senator who is a northern Michigan native.

Sen. Howard Walker, who has served in northern Michigan as a state representative and senator, will address undergraduate and graduate students. He has served on the Traverse City Area Public Schools board, and during a decade-plus career in Lansing, championed funding equity for public schools, renewable energy and legislation to protest the state’s agricultural heritage. He received a degree from Michigan Technological University and lives in Grand Traverse County.

Traverse City Commencement
Thursday, May 2
6 p.m.
Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard


Grand Valley serves approximately 250 students across northern Michigan with classes offered in Traverse City, Cadillac, Boyne City, and Sault Ste. Marie. Students from all of those sites will participate in the commencement ceremony.

Grand Valley became part of the Northwestern Michigan College University Center in 1996. The university offers undergraduate degree programs in education and liberal studies. It also offers graduate programs in education and social work. Grand Valley is the only institution at the University Center that holds a formal commencement ceremony in Traverse City.

For more information, contact the Continuing Education Office in Traverse City at (231) 995-1785.