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Outstanding Alumni Panel 2018 (14 Photos)

On October 4, 2018 Brooks College hosted its second Outstanding Alumni Panel & Networking Event to bring alumni and current students together to discuss the value of interdisciplinary studies in the professional world. The six distinguished panelists represented a variety of educational backgrounds and career paths including ranging from Religious Studies, Liberal Studies, Honors, and African/African-American Studies.

Jen Jameslyn, Director of the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising, facilitated an inspiring discussion with six distinguished alumni panelists that ranged from the benefits of study abroad opportunities, the honors college, internships, and guidance on navigating nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental sectors. As the panelists shared from their educational and professional experiences several themes emerged including the value of mentors and relationships and the importance of critical thinking skills. 85 students, faculty, and staff were engaged in the event which also included a resource fair and a time for networking.

A special thank you to six distinguished alumni panelists Brandy Arnold, Molly Barnard, Anne Marie Carson, Alicia Crawford, Alfredo Hernandez, and Megan Kiplinger.

Kick Off to a Great Year 2018 (13 Photos)

Our annual faculty and staff event to start the new academic year. This year's theme was "Celebrating Our Interdisciplinarity."

Winter 2017 Graduate Reception (11 Photos)

Winter 2016 Graduate Reception (9 Photos)

On Saturday, April 30th, the Brooks College Dean's Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests. 

Winter 2015 Graduate Reception (5 Photos)

On Saturday, December 12th, the Brooks College Dean's Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests. 

Civil Discourse Symposium 2015 (16 Photos)

The second annual Civil Discourse Symposium took place on Thursday, November 19. The event was titled "East and West Together: Intersections of Re-Imagining the Future of Michigan."

Winter 2015 Graduation Reception (15 Photos)

On Saturday, April 25 the Brooks College Dean’s Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests.

Graduation Reception (14 Photos)

On Saturday, December 6 the Brooks College Dean’s Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests.

Civil Discourse Symposium 2014 (31 Photos)

Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Civil Discourse Symposium, Civil Discourse for Civic Engagement. Over 240 people came together for a community dialogue. Students, staff, neighborhood residents, community members, faculty and GVSU leaders shared a unique opportunity to dialogue about important issues about developing and maintaining vibrant communities. Panelists shared poignant stories and challenging questions about the importance of “staying at the table” when conversations get difficult, both for the sake of remaining committed to honoring each other’s need to be understood and for the critical tasks facing each of us in the ongoing work of revitalizing Detroit and the many other cities whose needs call for civic engagement. When the evening ended, participants were still in the middle of conversations with one another. We had so much more to talk about together. May the conversations continue…

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Civil Discourse Symposium on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Portrait of my Community: A Collaborative Leadership Initiative (20 Photos)

On September 18, an event was held to celebrate the first anniversary of the Cook Library Scholars Program. The 31 young scholars in grades K-8 worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood. “Portrait of a Community” includes a video documentary and archive materials collected by Cook Library Scholars. Melanie Shell-Weiss, director of Grand Valley’s Kutsche Office of Local History, facilitated the project with Cook Library Center staff members.