Making Waves initiative announces winning logo

graphic design of state of Michigan with carillon tower and tagline
Sarah Tibbe, a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program, created the winning logo for the university's Making Waves initiative.
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Sarah Tibbe, a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program, created the winning logo for the university's Making Waves initiative.

Tibbe's graphic design features the state of Michigan with the Cook Carillon Tower set in the Lower Peninsula. The tagline reads "Making Waves: exploring water and the community at GVSU."

Tibbe said she entered the contest because she appreciated the leadership team asking students for their input, adding her design emphasizes the constant presence of water in the region.

"Water and Grand Valley's presence run through the entire state, reflecting the interdisciplinary spirit of the initiative and Grand Valley as a whole," Tibbe said. "Grand Valley is such a vital part of the community and in an optimal position to explore and protect this resource." 

Tibbe will receive $200 worth of products from the Laker Store. Entries were judged by the Graphic Design Student Club.

Making Waves will begin in the 2019-2020 academic year and create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, resources and activities. Learn more at gvsu.edu/makingwaves.