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GVSU Fall Class of 2020 to be recognized during virtual celebration

A significant achievement calls for celebration. Grand Valley’s December 2020 graduates will be honored for achieving their degrees during a virtual celebration.

All graduates, families and supporters are invited to the celebration on Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. on the university’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The video presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. President Philomena V. Mantella will offer remarks, as well as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Maria Cimitile, academic deans and faculty members.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the effect that lead in Flint's water system was having on children, will also give special remarks. 

A digital yearbook has been created for the class of 2020. Graduates can log in here and answer prompts that will populate their yearbook page. The page can then be shared on social media. Photos submitted may be used in the virtual celebration.

Faculty and staff members can submit congratulatory messages in three ways, including:

  • Share a written message 
  • Share a brief video message 
  • Request a list of advisees who are eligible for graduation and email them directly

More than 1,400 students are pending graduation for the Fall 2020 semester. 

For more information about commencement, visit gvsu.edu/commencement.


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