Fall 2019

Mantella makes bold commitments at investiture

Philomena V. Mantella announced two initiatives that will strategically position Grand Valley into what she called a "breakout university" during her investiture address November 15.

Fall 2019|Feature


Read article More than math

More than math

The first-of-its-kind camp at Grand Valley focused on the real-life responsibilities of an accountant and served as a way for local business leaders to coach and develop young talent.

Fall 2019|Feature

Read article AWRI partners with Project Clarity

AWRI partners with Project Clarity

AWRI researchers study phosphorus runoff, and the impact on inland waterways.

Fall 2019|Feature

Read article Seal of success

Seal of success

Excelencia in Education, based in Washington, D.C., awarded Grand Valley its Seal of Excelencia in June for supporting Latino students. GVSU was the only Midwest institution to earn the honor.

Fall 2019|Feature


Pride Month mural carries special meaning for artist

Joey Salamon '10 created a commissioned mural on a block-long swath of pavement in downtown Grand Rapids to commemorate Pride Month.

Fall 2019|Arts


Read article Alumnus on surgical team performs groundbreaking in-utero surgery

Alumnus on surgical team performs groundbreaking in-utero surgery

Playing football may not exactly be brain surgery, but pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Kaine Onwuzulike said the two have more in common than people may think.

Fall 2019|Briefs

Read article Alumna overcomes odds to 'dream big'

Alumna overcomes odds to 'dream big'

Sarah Barnhard is the medical director of transfusion services at the University of California Davis. The 2005 graduate established a scholarship that honors her mother.

Fall 2019|Giving

Read article Garland 'chases tricks, skills' on ice

Garland 'chases tricks, skills' on ice

Melissa Garland has immersed herself in a sport that she believes has given her so much. She grabs ice time to practice her routine for adult skating competitions and also judges competitions.

Fall 2019|Off the Path


Making Waves

Six people involved in Making Waves, a two-year initiative to create collaborations, events and activities centered around water are pictured, and a video about the project helps tell the story.

Fall 2019|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Read article Pro connector: hoops alumnus works for Mavericks

Pro connector: hoops alumnus works for Mavericks

Brandon Barkley, former Laker basketball standout, is the player relations manager for the Dallas Mavericks.

Fall 2019|Athletics

Read article This is home

This is home

Nearly 140 alumni volunteers returned to Allendale to help students settle into their new living spaces and show them what it truly means to be a Laker for a Lifetime.

Fall 2019|Alumni Feature

Read article Figurative realism,  fear and family

Figurative realism, fear and family

From drawing as a young child, to earning a bachelor's degree in fine arts, to developing her craft in mixed media, Aneka Ingold has always been an artist.

Fall 2019|Alumni Profile