About 950 Grand Valley State University students will participate in the December Commencement ceremony, as the university celebrates its 50th anniversary.
President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers will address graduates during Commencement. Lubbers became president of Grand Valley in 1969 at the age of 37, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. When he retired in 2001, he was the longest-serving public university president in the country. During those 32 years, Lubbers led Grand Valley’s evolution from a small college to a regional university.
Commencement will take place:
Saturday, December 11, at 10 a.m.
Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids
Coverage of Commencement is encouraged. Skybox 101B has been reserved for media. The box offers a mult box and an elevated, unobstructed view of the podium and platform.
For more information, contact Grand Valley’s News and Information Services office at (616) 331-2221.