Grand Valley Student Senate President Jack Iott and President Thomas J. Haas are hosting the 26th annual Presidents’ Ball on Friday, February 1. The theme of this year’s ball is “Let the Good Times Roll” and students are encouraged to wear retro fashion from the 1950s.
The event will be held at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, 303 Monroe Avenue NW. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and dancing is 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets for the dance will be available at the 20/20 Desk in Kirkhof Center for $10 until January 27, then the ticket price will increases to $15. The price for the dinner and dance is $30.
Faculty and staff members will be presented with awards at the event. Carrie Christian, program coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center, will receive the Laker of the Year Award; Noreen Myers, Grand Valley alumna and former member and chair of the Grand Valley Board of Trustees, will receive the President Appreciation Award; and Medar Serrata, professor of Spanish, will receive the Student Award for Faculty Excellence.
Buses will run throughout the night with stops at Kirkhof Center, Mackinac Hall and DeVos Place. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Attendees cannot enter the event without tickets and must have a photo ID.
For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/presidentsball or contact the Student Senate at (616) 331-2333.