Be a Laker, Bring a Laker Admissions referral program aids faculty, staff recruiters

two students wearing masks talking outside at fire pit
Students are pictured outside at Winterfest. An Admissions referral program makes it easy for campus community members to give information about Grand Valley to prospective students.
Image Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

Kate Stoetzner, director of international student and scholar services, has always been an unofficial ambassador for Grand Valley, talking up the university to neighbors and friends who know of prospective students.

With the advent of "Be a Laker, Bring a Laker," Stoetzner now has online tools at her fingertips to aid in recruitment.

"This new program makes it easy to pass on information to the Admissions Office about a potentially interested student," said Stoetzner. "I know as soon as they are connected with Admissions, they will begin to receive great information about GVSU, including how to apply."

The students Stoetzner has referred to the Admissions office are current high school juniors. 

The website offers a tool kit of resources that apply to high school or adult students. Chris Barbee, director of Alumni Relations, said the online form is easy to use and the website includes links to quick facts about the university and links to academic programs.

"It's being able to share your Laker pride in an easy and effective way," Barbee said.

Additional 30-minute information sessions about the program are scheduled for February 17-18. Visit Be a Laker, Bring a Laker for information and to register for a session.