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Welcome to the 2016 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.


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Christine Lampen is this year's Outstanding Graduate

Christine Lampen

Christine Lampen, a mathematics major from Hamilton, Michigan, with a secondary teaching emphasis, is the GVSU 2016 Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics.  Read more about Christine...

Alumna Andrea Fleming '13 finds a home on the stage

Andrea Fleming

After earning degrees in vocal performance and mathematics, Andrea Fleming's journey has taken her from New York to Hong Kong where she is performing at Hong Kong Disneyland.  Read more about Andrea...

Where are they now?

A degree in mathematics from GVSU can lead to a variety of careers. In this new section of the newsletter, we highlight the career paths of three alumni:  Ryan Corgan, Zach Madaj, and Holly Raglow.  Read more about Ryan, Zach, and Holly...

Students Get Busy With Research

496 students present

Participating in undergraduate research helps students improve their creativity, problem-solving, and independent thinking skills, develop expertise in a specific topic in their field of interest, and clarify their future career and academic goals. Read more about recent student research projects...

Outstanding Students Celebrated

The mathematics department gathered on April 14 to say farewell to its graduates and to celebrate the accomplishments of many of its students.  Read more about the mathematics awards...

Talithia Williams Delivers 3rd Annual Mosaic Lecture

Talithia Williams

Professor Talithia Williams of Harvey Mudd College gave a presentation on “Lies, Deceit, and Misrepresentation: The Distortion of Statistics in America.”  Read more about Talithia...

Meet Ginger Rohwer, one of our new affiliate faculty members

Ginger Rohwer

Ginger Rohwer arrived at GVSU last fall bringing with her the belief that every student can learn and her desire to empower all learners.  Read more about Ginger...

Mandy Forslund returns as an affiliate faculty member

Mandy Forslund

Mandy Forslund returns to Grand Valley as an affiliate faculty member after teaching in the Virgin Islands and Arizona.   Read more about Mandy...

The Place to Be: Peer Collaboration Space

Peer Collaboration Space

Mathematics students now have a study lounge of their own where they can gather to study and learn with one another.  Read more about the new Peer Collaboration Space....