Join us for Presidents' Ball 2018 on February 2 at DeVos Place!

Nominate an individual for one of our Presidents' Ball awards!

The Student Award for Faculty Excellence is presented to a faculty member who goes above and beyond for their students.  They are remarkable educators inside and outside of their classrooms, encouraging their students to influence lives, professions, and societies. They engage their students, invest in their students’ success, and strive to have a positive influence on all of the students they meet.

S.A.F.E. Award Nomination Form

The Laker of the Year award is representative of a faculty, staff, or a community member who truly embraces the values of Grand Valley State University.  They contribute their time and talents to build the community of Grand Valley and to help the university grow. The award is given to someone who is admirable in excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. For their contributions and Laker pride year-round, they are recognized as Laker of the Year.

Laker of the Year Nomination Form


Student Senate's Cabinet will be reviewing all submissions and narrowing the list down to a top 5. The top 5 will then be voted on by Student Senate on November 30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Ziegenfelder (

charter bus schedule

Make sure you get a photo before you ride the shuttle bus to the dance. Thanks to 48West for sponsoring the photo booth in Kirkhof lobby.

Presidents' Ball is coordinated by Laker Traditions in Student Life, which is a part of the Division of Student Services of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified November 17, 2017