What is your mission?
As a department of the Office of Student Life, the Laker Traditions team carries a simple mission to foster community at Grand Valley State University and we want students to feel like active, engaged members of the Laker family. After all, it is all about being a Laker for a Lifetime!
What is your purpose? What events do you host?
Laker Traditions was developed to align all of Grand Valley's traditions under one programming body to streamline their planning processes and to create opportunities for undergraduate students get involved with more campus programming. Traditions oversees the coordination of the Laker for a Lifetime Kickoff, Founder's Day, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Battle of the Valleys, Sibs N Kids Weekend, Presidents' Ball, Intercultural Festival, and the newest tradition at Grand Valley, ExtravaGRANDza.
The Programming Chair is the head of the team that works closely with both, Graduate assistants and full-time staff members. The Programming chair is responsible for running meetings, meeting with executive board, communications to whole team, and is the point person for four events.
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The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for room reservations and the set-up of the space, along with the specific needs for each event. This person is also in charge of the supplies for each event as well as managing contacts with outside organizations on coordinator together or any potential conflicts. This person is also in charge of collecting info from the binder from each coordinator and they’re the point person for 3 events.
This positions is responsible for the planning and execution of promotions in correspondence with the nine Laker Traditions through the use of working with promotions office, social, tabling, and the development of creative outlets for marketing.
The Traditions Team Membership Coordinator is responsible for maintaining membership records for the team, recruiting volunteers for traditions, maintaining and distributing meeting minutes, in addition to managing the Laker Traditions email and Orgsync portal.
Core Team Assistant
Caitlin Perlotto - Coordinator (Left)
Brandon Fitzgerald - Coordinator (Left)
Amy Hallochak - Coordinator (Right)
Lois Rosinski - Assistant
Bethan Angell - Coordinator (Left)
Brandi Barno - Assistant (Right)
Ashley Grzywacz - Coordinator (Left)
Nicole Gustin - Assistant (Right)
Emma Moulton - Coordinator (Left)
Terrell Couch - Assistant (Right)
Caitlin Perlotto - Coordinator
Darcy Sempert - Coordinator (Left)
Marisa Riddle - Assistant (Right)
Jeff Gibson - Advisor (Left)
Sam Lampe - Advisor (Right)