Reach Higher Showcase to highlight cutting-edge work of faculty, staff

Exterior photo of DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus
The inaugural Reach Higher Showcase at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus highlights the innovative work of faculty and staff

President Philomena V. Mantella will announce two new university initiatives prior to the inaugural Reach Higher Showcase on April 21 at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

The Reach Higher Showcase is an interactive, multimedia exhibition highlighting the innovative work of faculty and university departments that propels Grand Valley toward the commitments of the university’s Reach Higher 2025 strategic plan.  

The Reach Higher 2025 commitments are focused on creating an empowered education for all learners, developing a lifetime of learning opportunities and providing a culture of educational equity.

The Reach Higher Showcase will open to the public at 11:30 a.m. Mantella, Provost Fatma Mili and Felix Ngassa, chair of the University Academic Senate, will deliver general remarks and a welcome to guests at noon.

"This first showcase will be a fun opportunity for the campus and West Michigan communities to truly experience what we mean when we say this university enriches society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, advancement of equity and public service,” Mantella said. 

“Empowered learning, entrepreneurial ideas, community outreach and other work at Grand Valley improves our campus and builds a stronger Michigan economy.”


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