Celebration of Healing
Cameron Blake Warne '05 overcame trauma from an abusive teacher to pick up his violin after 15 years and share his story of hope and healing.
Alumna returns to campus as ACE fellow to learn from university leaders
The 2008 graduate encourages alumni to 'lift as they climb.'
Sister bond helps alumnae to scale business during pandemic, launch specialty cafe
Alyson '12 and Mallory '17 Caillaud-Jones opened Chartreuse Sisters and baked unique French pastries in their home. They will soon open a storefront on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids.
Graduates who supported Laker Athletics continue culture of excellence
Three Grand Valley graduates who worked in the Fieldhouse as students to support Athletics have taken that culture of excellence with them in their roles in professional or college sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeing the future
As a process development chemist for Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, Autumn Goulet, '10, conducts product research and development.
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.
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.
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.