Alumni Profile


Graduate takes campus lessons to Walgreens to lead communications through pandemic

Aaron Radelet '98 charged the communications team with inspiring the corporation's frontline workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; the campaign worked and overall job satisfaction rose.

Summer 2021|Alumni Profile


Read article Public administration graduate leads Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Public administration graduate leads Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Elizabeth Hertel was appointed to lead the state's Department of Health and Human Services as the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations started to ramp up.

Spring 2021|Alumni Profile

Read article Providing access to opportunities through transportation

Providing access to opportunities through transportation

In Indianapolis, Anna Gremling '01 and '04 helps improve the quality of life for residents by keeping transportation moving and planning for the future.

Winter 2021|Alumni Profile

Read article Detroit photographer builds business, provides hope to aspiring artists

Detroit photographer builds business, provides hope to aspiring artists

The owner of Matthew LaVere Photography is a self-professed gearhead who loves the problem-solving that comes with high-profile photo shoots.

Fall 2020|Alumni Profile

Read article Geology alumnus works with global team on mission to Mars

Geology alumnus works with global team on mission to Mars

James Ashley has found his dream job: a planetary scientist and deputy science operations coordinator for NASA's InSight mission.

Spring 2020|Alumni Profile

Read article Grand Rapids police chief builds career on relationships

Grand Rapids police chief builds career on relationships

The first African American police chief for Grand Rapids, Eric Payne has had a series of influencers in his life before that term was trendy.

Winter 2020|Alumni Profile

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

Read article Subway executive draws from lessons learned  as a Laker

Subway executive draws from lessons learned as a Laker

Len Van Popering '94 is the chief brand and innovation officer of Subway Restaurants, based in Milford, Connecticut.

Summer 2019|Alumni Profile

Read article Seeing the future

Seeing the future

As a process development chemist for Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, Autumn Goulet, '10, conducts product research and development.

Fall 2018|Alumni Profile

Read article Finding his passion and paying it forward

Finding his passion and paying it forward

After being hit by a car during his first year at Grand Valley, David Guinn dedicated himself to his studies like never before, and found a passion for law.

Summer 2018|Alumni Profile

Read article Family, Grand Valley and pizza: a recipe for success

Family, Grand Valley and pizza: a recipe for success

While still a student at Grand Valley, Davide Uccello, '13, started a business with his older brother, Dan. Dan was 24 and Davide was just 19.

Spring 2018|Alumni Profile

Read article Physician assistant finds  career destination in National Guard

Physician assistant finds career destination in National Guard

As an athletic trainer and physician assistant, Brittan Masters has been responsible for the health of high school student athletes, orthopedic patients, and more than 300 soldiers.

Winter 2018|Alumni Profile