The Distinguished Alumni Award
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Since 1985, the Grand Valley State University Alumni Association has selected Alumni Award winners, citing those alumni who have excelled in their chosen professions and reflected credit upon themselves, their communities, and Grand Valley State University. The winners are selected by a panel of Directors of the Alumni Association, from a field of nominees presented by alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the university. A winner is selected for the April commencement ceremony.
Eglantina Gjermeni, '98
The Outstanding Educator Award
2017 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient
This award is given annually to the Grand Valley State University faculty member who has had the most significant impact on the careers of alumni. A panel of members of the Grand Valley Alumni Association Board of Directors makes one selection each year.
Sheryl Vlietstra, '88
The Alumni Service Award
2017 Alumni Service Award Recipient
Grand Valley Alumni Service Awards are presented annually to one or more recipients who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university and the Alumni Association. Awardees are selected by the GVSU Alumni Relations staff. The recipient is recognized at the annual Alumni Volunteer Celebration event.
Doug VanderJagt, '92
The Young Alumni Award
2017 Young Alumni Award Recipient
The Young Alumni Award was initiated in 2008 by the GVSU Alumni Association to recognize recent graduates who are making outstanding contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers reflect favorably upon Grand Valley. This prestigious award will be presented to alumni nominees selected by a panel of members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The recipient is announced at December commencement.