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Three GVSU presidents to sign copies of anniversary book

  • Three presidents will sign copies of the commemorative book Monday.

Posted on October 13, 2010

It's not often that three of Grand Valley's presidents are in the same room. When they are, it's sure to be a special occasion.

President Thomas J. Haas, former President Mark A. Murray and President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers will be together to sign copies of the university's 50th anniversary commemorative book on Monday, October 18, during an event from 3-5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Thornapple Room.

Copies of "Grand Valley Celebrates 50 Years of Shaping Lives" will be available for sale during the event. The book costs $19.95 and is full of historical and new photos, stories and memories from throughout the university's five decades. The book is also for sale at University Bookstores and online at

Teri L. Losey, chair of the 50th anniversary steering committee, said committee members felt it was important to bring the three presidents together to personally autograph copies of the commemorative book.

"We're so grateful to each of the presidents for taking time from their schedules to do this," said Losey, special assistant to the president. "So many faculty and staff members, and students, feel a special connection to one or more of them."

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