Alumni in the News


GRPD police chief named to police standards commission

August 17, 2020

Payne earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Grand Valley in 1986.

Two departments team to offer virtual professional development opportunities to alumni, community

August 6, 2020

Next webinar is Seidman College of Business Dean Diana Lawson, discussing leading change on Aug. 12.

Alumni Business Directory aims to enhance Laker community

July 2, 2020

More than 100 companies are listed online in the new Alumni Owned Business directory. 

Alumna leads Grand Rapids window activation project

June 15, 2020

Jasmine Bruce led a project to create murals on boarded-up businesses in downtown Grand Rapids.

Earning a master's degree during a pandemic: alumna finds learning form of self-care

June 9, 2020

Counterman juggles work, home challenges with new MPA courses.

Community blood drive dedicated to frontline heroes, supported by university volunteer networks

June 1, 2020

The Versiti Blood Center drive on Thursday is backed by two subgroups from the Networks of Support.

President Mantella tells alumni experiential learning may look different in the fall, but will have the same impact

May 19, 2020

Alumni from 12 states joined a virtual town hall with President Mantella and university leaders.

Graduate, a Chicago educator, savoring surprise video call from Obama to thank him for his dedication to teaching

May 14, 2020

Daniel Michmerhuizen, '00, received the call in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Nursing graduate, LPGA hopeful returns to frontlines to treat COVID-19 patients

May 7, 2020

The All-American golfer called her former hospital manager in Ann Arbor and asked if she could help.

Alumnus leads grassroots effort to help W. Mich. nonprofits, small businesses

April 3, 2020

One Grand Valley alumnus is helping local businesses and nonprofits during coronavirus closures.

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