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Registration open for student leadership reception

  • Grand Valley alumnus John Mauro is the keynote speaker for the Venderbush Leadership Reception.

Posted on October 05, 2012

Registration is still open for the Venderbush Leadership Reception, an biannual event that recognizes student leadership on campus.

The fall reception will take place on Wednesday, October 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Room of the Kirkhof Center. Register at Students, faculty and staff members are invited.

The keynote speaker is John Mauro, a Grand Valley College of Education alumnus, who has been a math teacher in Grand Haven for 12 years. He is a recipient of the Grand Valley Thomas M. Seykora Award and is a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International. He has led more than 30 service trips for high school and college students to 13 states and five countries. He recently spent six months in Peru, where he taught math to sixth grade female students.

New members of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary will be recognized and the Student Organization Center will present the Immediate Impact Award.

The reception is named after Kenneth R. Venderbush, who came to Grand Valley in 1969 and served as associate professor, dean of William James College and vice president of Student Affairs during his time at the university. He was a strong advocate of student leadership participation as a learning tool.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at (616) 331-2345 or

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