GVSU in photos, June 2022: Some award-winning photos and a few other favorites from the month

This month's photo collection includes images from University Communications photographers Amanda Pitts and Kendra Stanley-Mills that received awards at the recent University Photographers' Association of America symposium.

Campus Environment 1st place - "Like a Dream"
Image credit - Amanda Pitts

This photo was also part of an online photo essay, "A Grand Valley Autumn," that placed first as part of the Narrative Series Competition. Photos by Kendra Stanley-Mills, Amanda Pitts and Valerie Hendrickson

Features and Illustrations 3rd place - "Painting the Lines"
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
Photo Essay - 2nd place -- "Winterizing the Farm"
General Publications - 1st place - Grand Valley Magazine - Grand Valley State University
Image credit - Photo Team - Amanda Pitts, Kendra Stanley Mills, Valerie Hendrickson

 A screenshot showing the words "Koda the K-9, meet GVPD's new explosives dog." At the bottom, the words, Grand Valley State University and the logo. In the background is a photo of a police dog with her badge showing.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
 A screenshot with the words, "A room with a view" and "By Kendra Stanley-Mills." At the bottom is the GVSU logo and the words, "Grand Valley State University."
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
Left: Online Photo Essay - 2nd Place - "Koda the K-9" Right: Online Photo Essay - 3rd Place - "Room with a View"

To see the full essays:

Koda the K-9

A Room With a View

Here are some favorite photos from June

 Two people on the roof of a building with short walls behind and beside them, hold down a falcon chick while banding them, while the mother falcon gets close by flying up over the edge of the short walls.
Two healthy peregrine falcon chicks were banded by Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists June 7 on the roof of the Eberhard Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
A falcon mother was appropriately protective and aggressive as she soared and swooped near her nesting box and constantly vocalized her unhappiness while DNR wildlife biologists calmly worked with her chicks, who were born in mid May.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
 Looking through a material screen at the inside of a hoop house where students weed tomato plants.
Grand Valley State University students weed tomato plants at GVSU's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) on June 7.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
 A person holds up a violin in front of their face. Their face wears a serious expression.
On June 5, 2022, Cameron Blake played a full classical violin recital for the first time in 15 years. The recital was a celebration of recovery and growth after healing from the trauma of an abusive violin teacher.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
 A person in an open doorway looks out at people not pictured in the photo with a smile on his face.
Chris Plouff began his interim appointment as Provost and Executive Vice President for the Academic Affairs Division in August 2021. Here, Plouff talks with friends and colleagues during his farewell gathering at L. William Seidman Center June 6.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills


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