Alumni Association

The College of Education Alumni Association gives back to Grand Valley State University by providing volunteering, networking, and professional development opportunities for current students and alumni.

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Association, please contact Emily Horvat at or Kate Powers at or join us at any of our events!

Alumni Council

College of Education Alumni Association Board

  • Emily Horvat, Co-President
  • Kate Powers, Co-President
  • Lea Ebels
  • Tom Ebels
  • Vanessa Marble
  • Teresa McDougall
  • Clayton Pelon
  • Kristy Rieger
  • Lea Sevigny
  • Eric Sherman
  • Jamie Stuart
  • Casey Thelenwood
  • Alissa Zalewski

Michigan Literacy Project

  • Are you a Grand Valley COE graduate?
  • Have you been teaching 3 years or less in a non-chartered public school in Michigan?
  • Are you teaching in a general education elementary classroom (K-5)?
  • Are you teaching in an under-served district with limited resources?
  • Are you in need of quality children’s literature for your classroom?
  • Do you have a clear vision for how these books could be utilized to foster a love of literature in your own classroom?

If you answered, “YES” to all six questions, you are eligible to apply for a classroom library book grant provided by the Grand Valley State University College of Education Michigan Literacy Project.  

To apply, visit and complete the short application. All applications will be reviewed by a team of GVSU faculty/staff. Qualified candidates will be chosen based on specific need and use criteria.

Photos from COE Alumni Events and Volunteer Work

Story Time in the Heights

Story Time in the Heights

Alumni Roundtable

Resume Roundtable

Resume Roundtable

Resume Roundtable

GVSU Alumni Association

For more information on the GVSU Alumni Association please visit

Page last modified November 17, 2017