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Alumnus receives an offer on "Shark Tank"

Jason Grohowski received an offer from entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary to invest in a stand-up desk.

Westside project team wins Laker Effect Challenge

Team members will use prize money to implement disaster preparedness via a fun house.

Traverse City students build aquaponic system in class

With a goal to reduce food miles, Traverse City Regional Center students built an aquaponic system.

SAAC earns award from Make-A-Wish Michigan

The student athlete committee raised $12,000 for the organization.

Two generations choose Kingston for study abroad

It's the first time two generations of Lakers have studied at the same destination.

KCON students plan community health screening

More than 200 Grand Rapids residents participated in the event.

Lierman stands tall on soccer field, basketball court

Senior Tara Lierman finished her dominant soccer career with an impressive list of accomplishments. 

Alumna flies to U.P. islands for work

Occupational therapist Stephanie Vaughn hops a plane to Mackinac Island to work with students.

GrandPR participates in CreatAthon

GrandPR, a student-run public relations firm, developed campaigns for five nonprofit organizations.

Senior becomes first student to earn boiler license

Noah Barton, a mechanical engineering major, earned an operators and boiler engineers license.