Convocation honors alumni educator

Mike Paskewicz
Mike Paskewicz
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The College of Education at Grand Valley State University will honor an outstanding alumni educator and recognize the first cohort of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows during its convocation ceremony.

About 215 graduates are expected to participate in convocation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. The ceremony is a precursor to Grand Valley’s commencement ceremonies on April 28 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

During convocation, Michael Paskewicz, superintendent of Northview Public Schools, will receive the Outstanding Alumni Administrator Award. Paskewicz has been an educator for 34 years. He spent 21 years in the Grand Rapids Public School District as a teacher, K-12 science consultant, principal and executive assistant to the superintendent. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Grand Valley and Aquinas College.

Paskewicz then served as superintendent for three school districts in Utah, Chicago and Colorado before returning to the Grand Rapids area in 2009 to serve as superintendent of Northview Public Schools. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Grand Valley and his doctorate from Western Michigan University.

For more information contact Forrest Clift in the College of Education at (616) 331-6230.