Welcome to the 2017 Mackinac Gazette. We hope that you enjoy these stories about our students, alumni, and faculty. Please note that past newsletters are available through the links at the left. If you have a suggestion for a story for a future newsletter, we would love to hear from you; please feel free to contact any of the editors.

Editors:  

Feryal Alayont (alayontf at gvsu dot edu)

David Austin (austind at gvsu dot edu)

Matt Boelkins (boelkinm at gvsu dot edu)


Vasily Zadorozhnyy is this year's Outstanding Graduate

Vasily Zadorozhnyy, a mathematics major from Vladimir, Russia, is our 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics.  Read more about Vasily...


Alumna Michelle Fox puts her math degree to work

Michelle Fox, a 2014 graduate, credits her math degree with opening the door to opportunities in web development and more.  Read more about Michelle...


Before retirement, Ted Sundstrom looks back on 44 years at Grand Valley

Ted recalls some of the changes he’s seen at Grand Valley since the time it was “two buildings in the middle of nowhere.”  Read more about Ted...


Karen Novotny brings a lifetime's experience to the job of unit head

In her new position, Karen has been working to better prepare our students for their careers and to provide more high impact learning experiences.  Read more about Karen...


Three students attend Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women

After networking with other women mathematicians, Samantha Law, Grace McMonagle, and Jennifer Moon leave feeling inspired and supported.  Read more about their experience...


Meet new faculty member Lauren Keough

Drawn to Grand Valley’s commitment to student success, Lauren Keough brings a love of mathematics and teaching to our department.  Read more about Lauren...


Meet new faculty member Mike Santana

Beginning with the book Jurassic Park, Mike Santana’s ongoing mathematical journey brings him to Grand Valley’s math department.  Read more about Mike...


Where are they now?

Neil Biegalle, Tony Ellero, and Colin Van Dusseldorp share updates of their professional lives and provide valuable advice to students just beginning their careers.  Read more about Neil, Tony, and Colin...


The math department takes learning into the community

As part of our Engaged Department Initiative, Esther Billings’ MTH 222 class connects classroom learning with real experiences in the community.  Read more about community-based learning...


Outstanding students celebrated

The mathematics department gathered on April 13 to say farewell to its graduates and to celebrate the accomplishments of many of its students.  Read more about our outstanding students...



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