Matthew D'Oyly '06

Matthew D'Oyly '06


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1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
My journey since graduation took me down the road to Holland, where I worked at Hope College for 5 years. While at Hope I worked in Residential Life, living on campus and helping to make the best experiences for students living on campus. When I left Hope, I moved to Columbus, Ohio to Otterbein University, working in a variety of departments including Residential Life, Advancement, Annual Giving and finally starting the Office of Events and Conferences. Most recently, making the change to The Ohio State University to start the Events and Conferences team within the Office of Student Life. My journey has led me to continue to live and work at other higher education institutions, but am thankful for the foundation that GVSU taught me both in the classroom and out.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
I have two favorite GVSU memories, one is the first snowfall, walking across the bridge and seeing the large blue art piece lightly covered in snow. My second was helping the campus activities board to plan an on-campus Homecoming celebration that included a full-scale carnival. What fun!

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The best piece of advice I've ever received is to get involved. Get involved on campus, in your community, and make the difference you want in the world!

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Exciting, Thoughtful, and Perfect

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
To encourage people to have a healthy dialogue, to be open to learning, and to give back. Because at the end of the day, kindness matters.

February 2024

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