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Kids' Food Basket founder shares perspectives on life, leadership with students

Mary Hoodhood said she does not consider herself a leader, nor does she let her disability set limitations.


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Article by Brian Vernellis

Psychology faculty, students join together to support community

A core group of faculty members works to identify more nonprofits and open up engagement opportunities to students.

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Article by Clemence Daniere

President's corner

The Diverse Issues in Higher Education article explores how the university's commitment to educational equity is embedded into Reach Higher 2025.

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Faculty and staff sketches

Members of the campus community who published research, gave presentations or media interviews as faculty experts are listed.

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GVSU graduate will give keynote presentation at Local History Roundtable

Delia Fernández-Jones, a 2010 GVSU graduate, will discuss migration and activism among Grand Rapids' Latino communities.

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Article by Michele Coffill

Speakers at DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy will discuss violence in health care

Speakers will share strategies for conflict resolutions with patients and families.

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UAC assessment, planning will resume in fall semester

UAC will have more information for departments soon.

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What's happening on campus

The next Fireside Chat will focus on the 'Community-centric Future of Public Universities," and a Michigan Supreme Court justice (and GVSU alumna) will give remarks at the EqualiTEA.

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The GVSU Forum is published by University Communications; it is distributed bimonthly during the academic year and monthly during the spring/summer semesters. Send publication items to Michele Coffill, editor, c/o [email protected]. Web:

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Michele Coffill editorial director
Bill Cuppy assistant vice president, UComm – Creative and Multimedia Services
Sarah Dudinetz  social media manager
Ronda Huster university communications assistant
Katherine Kemp motion graphic designer
Chris Knape assistant vice president, UComm – Media and Public Relations
Dave LeFurge-McLeod senior videographer
Tony Packer associate director of video and multimedia
Amanda Pitts photography services manager
Julianna Schrier  social media coordinator
Corey Stamps  multimedia project specialist
Kendra Stanley-Mills associate director of photography
Brian Vernellis senior writer
Peg West  director of digital strategy and media relations
Samantha Drougle, student writer
Thomas Garrett, student writer

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