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Looking for a cure on top of Mount Whitney

Looking for a cure on top of Mount Whitney

Alumna overcomes fear of heights to climb California mountain to raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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.
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.
Students build training tool for future surgeons

Students build training tool for future surgeons

Two graduate students are helping resident surgeons practice and improve their skills.
Student uncovers local history

Student uncovers local history

Brian Zwart wanted to present the rich heritage of his hometown, Fruitport, to his community.
KCON grad organizes health fair

KCON grad organizes health fair

After a family illness, a nursing student has committed herself to being an advocate for seniors
Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Senior citizens and a group from Grand Valley have taken the media world by storm.
PT students assist the community

PT students assist the community

Physical therapy students and faculty members give back to the community with pro bono services
Triathlete fights diabetes

Triathlete fights diabetes

Matthew Schoenherr recruited members of the Grand Valley Triathlon Club to fight type 1 diabetes
Native culture focus of trip

Native culture focus of trip

A group of students spent two weeks with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe on a reservation
Student fights climate change

Student fights climate change

Ostafinski has been appointed a delegate to the Will Steger Foundation's Expedition Copenhagen.
New city manager is GVSU Alum

New city manager is GVSU Alum

As the Grand Rapids faces economic challenges, City Manager Greg Sundstrom has much on his plate
Engineering housing work honored

Engineering housing work honored

A collaboration between GVSU and Westown Jubilee Housing won the 2009 Carter Partnership Award
Comm alumnus helps fight poverty

Comm alumnus helps fight poverty

Kevin Lignell does public relations for the Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative
GVSU's community service honored

GVSU's community service honored

Grand Valley has been named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Film organization gives global view

Film organization gives global view

Zulema Moret's love of global culture and film led her to start an international film group
Alumna is sustainability steward

Alumna is sustainability steward

Kris Spaulding founded a grassroots group called the 3Es Initiative to promote sustainability
Civic Studio Project founder honored

Civic Studio Project founder honored

Paul Wittenbraker 's work bridging academia and the community was recognized by higher-ed group
Alum helps out in Honduras

Alum helps out in Honduras

Dental school student Brandon Leeser travels to Honduras to work with Christian Dental Assoc.
Student raises cancer awareness

Student raises cancer awareness

Senior Samantha Knox was appointed to the Susan G. Komen Young Women's National Advisory Council
Alumna provides critical care

Alumna provides critical care

Heather Wood is working nights as a nurse in the cardiothoracic ICU in a a Detroit hospital
Global health care in S. Africa

Global health care in S. Africa

Physician assistant studies major lends hand where medical need is the greatest
Grad works helping migrant workers

Grad works helping migrant workers

Alumna Kate Lautenbach puts her Spanish major to use working for Migrant Farmworkers Project
Student work nets autism grant

Student work nets autism grant

Danielle DeWitt's previous part-time job has led to a grant to help parents of autistic children
Helping African immigrants

Helping African immigrants

As president of Humanity for Africa, Jacques Mangala helps African immigrants adjust to the U.S.