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Alumnus receives research grant

Alumnus receives research grant

Wittbrodt received the Carl Gisolfi Research Grant from American College of Sports Medicine.
Alumna earns Phi Kappa Phi award

Alumna earns Phi Kappa Phi award

Grand Valley alumna Abigail DeHart has been awarded $5,000 by the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Alumnus uses perseverance to land job

Alumnus uses perseverance to land job

A Russian native used his Campus Dining experience as a student worker and his Grand Valley degree to get the job he wanted.
Graduate goes from teaching to education law

Graduate goes from teaching to education law

A political science graduate said his classroom experience benefits his education law practice.
Grad students win ACG Cup

Grad students win ACG Cup

Two MBA students took first place in a business competition, winning $6,000.
Alumnus gives back by starting contest

Alumnus gives back by starting contest

An alumnus started a contest among PT clinics to collect equipment for patients in need.
Alumnus takes on new role in Senate

Alumnus takes on new role in Senate

A political science graduate is the new Senate Majority Leader chief of staff.
College experiences open doors for U.P. resident

College experiences open doors for U.P. resident

A new major and joining student groups opened doors for a Korean native.
Research leads to national presentation

Research leads to national presentation

A Student Summer Scholar extended gave a national presentation about teen mothers and literacy.
Alum named Teacher of the Year

Alum named Teacher of the Year

Clark Ver Hulst, �'89, was named a 2014-15 American Legion Teacher of the Year.
Study abroad leads to success

Study abroad leads to success

A student who studied abroad in China said that experience helped keep him on track to graduate.
Top supply chain student

Top supply chain student

Sophia DeFlorio first at GVSU to receive Richter Scholarship for supply chain management.
Health professions trip proves life-changing

Health professions trip proves life-changing

Treating patients in Guatemala on a service-learning trip was life changing for a graduate student.
Study abroad veteran advocates for global justice

Study abroad veteran advocates for global justice

Tony Nelson participated in three study abroad programs, which helped led to his current role.
Alumnus named top basketball official

Alumnus named top basketball official

An interest in campus recreation led an alumnus to be named an All-American Basketball Official.
Alum credits GV in play script

Alum credits GV in play script

Max Bush credits Grand Valley's role in helping to develop his most recently published play.
Immigrant earns masters, award

Immigrant earns masters, award

Perseverance and dedication led a student who immigrated to the U.S. to earn a master's degree.
Teacher leads local after-school program

Teacher leads local after-school program

A graduate combines her education and passion for teaching in an after-school literacy program.
Creating avenues for study abroad

Creating avenues for study abroad

A student creates a social network site for others with disabilities who want to study abroad.
From writing degree to Paper app

From writing degree to Paper app

A graduate put his liberal education degree skills to work at some of Silicon Valley's top companies.
Filmmaker gives back to Grand Valley

Filmmaker gives back to Grand Valley

After raising money to produce a film, a graduate used the talent of students to help complete it.
Student beats odds to run marathon

Student beats odds to run marathon

Three years ago, Scott Lacey lost his vision. That didn't stop, or slow, his plans.
Thum wins Scientist of the Year

Thum wins Scientist of the Year

Ryan Thum, an AWRI researcher, has been awarded Scientist of the Year honors.
Working in the Middle East

Working in the Middle East

A graduate uses his unusual combination of talents and interests to find a job in Palestine.
Alum wins $500,000

Alum wins $500,000

Ryan Vaughn won a first place prize at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition.