Year in Review: Memorable GVSU stories from 2018

Graphic showing images from memorable stories of 2018
Image Credit: graphic created by Bayleigh Ivan

President Haas announced his retirement.

Grand Valley expanded its Health Campus in Grand Rapids.

Grand Valley researchers received large grants to study Parkinson’s disease, climate change in the Arctic, E. Coli detection and more.

Identical twin brothers married identical twin sisters, all of whom are Grand Valley alumni.

2018 has been a year full of unforgettable moments at Grand Valley. Here are some of the most memorable stories of the year that were chosen based on their impact on campus, in the news and on social media.

President Thomas J. Haas announced retirement in 2019

Grand Valley expanded Health Campus in Grand Rapids with Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall and DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

GVSU research projects received large grants to study Parkinson’s disease; E. Coli detection; Alzheimer’s; climate change in the Arctic

Marriage of Laker twin brothers to twin sisters received international attention

Grand Valley mourned generous supporter Rich DeVos

GVSU named Best in Region, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News

Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster received surprise diploma more than 40 years after dropping out of college

Detroit couple increased scholarships to working families, Grand Valley students

Athletics: Men’s cross country captured first national championship; Football center expansion announced, building named for Hosford

The Connection named for Vice President Blue, who is retiring after 50 years

Dedication held for Lubbers Student Services Center

Endangered falcon chicks banded at Eberhard Center

Laker Line received federal funding to offer more efficient travel between campuses

Grand Valley and Grand Rapids collaborated on affordable housing project

Grand Valley chemist lends expertise to communities dealing with PFAS concerns

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