Feature Stories


Ricardo Benavidez '14 & '19

Ricardo Benavidez is passionate about people, their identities, and their experiences, spending his academic and professional careers finding new and innovative ways to connect people, move causes forward, and make a difference in the world.

Janean '05 & '08 and Michael Couch '06

Janean and Michael are true examples of Lakers for a Lifetime. They met in their very first class at GVSU and have been active in the University ever since, serving in leadership roles in their sorority and fraternity, mentoring current students and more.

Adrienne Wallace '01, '05, & '08

Adrienne Wallace, associate professor of advertising and public relations, has a passion for student-to-professional development. She has taught at GVSU for more than 14 years.

Marisa Kwiatkowski '05

Marisa Kwiatkowski is an award-winning investigative reporter with USA TODAY. Kwiatkowski graduated from GVSU in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Kyra Harris Bolden '10

Kyra Harris Bolden '10 was named as the first Black woman on the Michigan Supreme Court.

Staff Update

The GVSU Alumni Relations office is excited to announce several new changes to their team. The office welcomed two new staff members, Ashlyn McDonald '20 and Alex Priebe, and celebrated the promotion of Kyle Barnhart '14.

Mackenzie Satkoski '06 & '07

Satkoski earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Science in accounting, both from Grand Valley State University...

Dr. Rachel Cardosa '16

Rachel Cardosa, DNP, is a certified nurse practitioner for Spectrum Health Hospice & Palliative Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is repeatedly recognized by her peers and patients as one of the most caring nurses they know.

Dr. Scott Stabler

Dr. Scott Stabler, Ph.D., is a professor of history and social studies at Grand Valley State University and the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek '96 & '99

Nicholas Ceglarek, Ed.D., '96 & '99, has been the superintendent of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District since 2018. He was also the superintendent of Hudsonville Public Schools, Fruitport Community Schools, and Baldwin Community Schools.

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