Horizons Winter 2019


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Building Better Health Care Professionals

Douglas Chambers III, class of 2019, wants to become a nurse because he believes nurses can take a holistic and community-centered approach to patient care.

Read more about Douglas Chambers III story, and how the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health is building better health care professionals.

Real-World Ready

Adrienne Cooley, ’18, has been able to take skills she’s learned in the classroom and apply them to her position as Firm Editor for GrandPR, giving her an advantage when she enters the professional world.

Read more about Adrienne Cooley, and about GrandPR.

Enduring Impact

Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business has many well-known and gifted faculty members. Marketing professor Ben Rudolph is a student favorite.

Read more about Ben Rudolph, and the impact he has made on students' lives.


Innovation Design Center for Engineering

Grand Valley is the primary talent pipeline for engineers in West Michigan, and a significant source of engineering talent for our state.

Demand has led to a 10% annual growth rate in Grand Valley’s engineering program for many years, and we are overflowing current facilities. Without the Innovation Design Center, we will have to cap our program at the current number of students which will not meet the needs of West Michigan employers, let alone the state.

Please help us keep growing our community. Learn more about the Innovation Design Center for Engineering.

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, the third and capstone building of Grand Valley’s Health Campus expansion, will allow for the maximum interaction between students in our over 20 health sciences programs, learning on state-of-the-science simulation and technology, and opportunities for collaboration with other health care organizations in our community. 

Learn more about the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Jamie Hosford Football Center

Excellence has always been associated with Grand Valley’s athletic programs. Donor support has been a critical component in achieving Grand Valley’s margin of excellence in both academics and athletics.

The new Jamie Hosford Football Center will include a significant expansion and remodel of the two-story structure which will be completed in two parts.

All donors who made a gift will have their name on a donor wall in the new Jamie Hosford Football Center.

Learn more about the Jamie Hosford Football Center.


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Alumni Leadership Celebration 2018

Lupe Ramos-Montigny and Connie Dang at the Alumni Leadership Celebration.

Foundation Annual Meeting 2018

Todd Custer, Scott Richardson, Margaret Kennedy, Dave Mehney at the Foundation Annual Meeting.

Jamie Hosford Football Center Expansion Site Celebration 2018

Tom Hosford, Dan Hosford, Gloria Hosford, Tracy Hosford, Lauren Hosford, with family and friends at the Jamie Hosford Football Center Expansion Site event.

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health Groundbreaking 2018

Pamella DeVos, Dan DeVos, Sydney DeVos, and the Daniel and Pamella Center for Interprofessional Health Groundbreaking event.

Friends of Alten 2018

A couple of people at the Friends of Alten event 2018.

Foundation Holiday Reception 2018

Cathy Bissell with guests at the Foundation Holiday Reception.


Laker Legacy.

Gillett Society Donors, Bill and Mary Ford.

Learn more about their story.