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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!

Story Time in the Heights

Story Time in the Heights

Alumni Roundtable

Upcoming Events

Alumni Council Meeting

September 14, 2016


Content Roundtable

September 28, 2016


Artprize Walk

October 5, 2016


Resume Roundtable

November 9, 2016



December 8, 2016


Resume Roundtable

February 8, 2017

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.

2016-2017 Application Dates

  • Application deadline: 
    Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
  • Grant recipients notified by: 
    Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Classroom libraries distributed: 
    Early January, 2017

Resume Roundtable

Resume Roundtable

Resume Roundtable

GVSU Alumni Association

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