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Veteran-Inclusive Campus Community

By supporting the Military and Veterans Resource Center, your gifts will help Grand Valley take our standing as one of the top veteran-friendly universities and expand it to be the top veteran-inclusive community. Our veterans deserve the best we can offer and thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can take our excellence in this area to a new level. 

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The Parks

Why I Give

Supporting Black Excellence

Brian ’08, ’14 & Olubunmi (Bunmi) Parks ’08, ’13 share a passion for helping Grand Valley students achieve their dreams. After graduating from GVSU, both started their careers in West Michigan and eventually moved to the Detroit area. Their experiences and involvement while on campus shaped their career paths and inspired them to give back. The generosity and support that were given to Brian and Bunmi as college students, led them to provide the same encouragement for the next generation. The Parks are paying it forward by supporting the Couch Black Excellence Scholarship to ensure the success of future Grand Valley students.

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“It's important to us to give to that scholarship because we believe in Black excellence and ensuring people of color have the tools they need to succeed in higher education.”

Brian '08, '14 & Olubunmi (Bunmi) Parks '08, '13
Samantha Johnson

Your Impact

Making a Difference in the Community

Samantha Johnson, Class of 2022, is an out-of-state student who was drawn to Grand Valley because of its nationally-ranked public and nonprofit administration program. During her time here, Samantha has become a leader in the classroom and on campus, balancing academics and engagements.

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News Highlights

Cook Carillon Tower lit up with trees lit with blue lights surrounding it; tower is reflected in Zumberge pond.

Giving Tuesday presents opportunity to help fellow Lakers

The campus community has an opportunity on Giving Tuesday to support students by donating to the Student Textbook and Supplies Fund or another university fund.

Nov 29, 2021

Clouds reflect in the windows of the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Celebrating DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health: A day of pride, a future of innovation

Images capture both the celebration of the newest Health Campus building and its exciting features.

Nov 10, 2021

Board of Trustees members sitting around a table.

Mantella highlights educational equity, lifetime learning at GVSU Board of Trustees meeting

President Philomena V. Mantella told members of the Board of Trustees the campus has been working together to complete Reach Higher 2025, the universityýs strategic plan for the next four years.

Nov 5, 2021

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