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Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Educator Awards: April 25, 2014

The GVSU Alumni Association presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Kathleen Vogelsang, '95 & '99 and the Outstanding Educator Award to Asli Yagmur Akbulut on April 25, 2014 at the annual awards ceremony at the Alumni House on the Allendale Campus. Both award recipients were also recognized at the Saturday commencement ceremonies.

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.

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.

To nominate a deserving recipient for an Alumni Association Award, go to: 

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