President's corner

April 9, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 16)

President Mantella on left chats with a participant at last year's Reach Higher Showcase

President Philomena V. Mantella, left, chats with a participant at the 2023 Reach Higher Showcase. This year's event is Friday at the DeVos Center.

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

We are now just weeks away from final exams and commencement as we wrap up the semester. It’s been another year full of creativity, innovation and invention and it’s time to see firsthand the results of that work at this week’s Reach Higher Showcase!

After the success of last year’s initial Showcase, we’re bringing it back to celebrate the amazing, impactful work done at GVSU every day. This year’s event is Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus. You’ll be able to see nearly 150 projects presented by more than 400 faculty, staff and students. Everything on display embodies our Reach Higher commitments of an empowered educational experience, a culture of educational equity and a lifetime of learning. This immersive and interactive extravaganza will let you experience what it is that sets GVSU apart and learn more from the people behind the work.

It’s important for us to take time to get together and celebrate the individual accomplishments that collectively fuel our success and growth. Last year’s attendees said how much they enjoyed being able to learn and connect with others from across campus; I encourage you to join us to experience that synergy and spirit of collaboration. The Reach Higher Showcase features a free buffet, free beer and wine and free parking; you can learn more and RSVP here.

Thank you for your continued excellence, and I look forward to celebrating our expertise with you at the Reach Higher Showcase!



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This article was last edited on April 8, 2024 at 3:54 p.m.

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