Articles by Brian Vernellis

Survey shows another month of modest growth for West Michigan economy

A GVSU survey of West Michigan purchasing managers and businesses indicates the region's economy continues to chug along at a steady pace after posting a fourth straight month of modest growth.

Jun 11, 2024

Varsity, club teams excel on national level

The Lakers' varsity and club athletic teams compiled another championship season, bringing home national titles, NCAA individual titles and the GLIAC President's Cup for the 30th time.

Jun 6, 2024

Nonprofit with GVSU roots unites volunteers for projects across Michigan

Michigan Cares for Tourism, a nonprofit founded by a GVSU faculty member, has been organizing restoration projects at parks and recreation areas across the state since 2012.

May 23, 2024

Hauenstein Center to host annual conference for veterans

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies welcomes veterans, mental health advocates, counselors and caregivers to its annual Hidden Wounds of War Conference on May 23 at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

May 20, 2024

K-12 students exhibit environmental projects at Groundswell showcase

Grand Rapids area K-12 students unveiled their environmental research at the annual Groundswell Student Project Showcase at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus this week.

May 16, 2024

Grand Valley, Hauenstein Center part of coalition to host debates this fall

A coalition of universities and civic and economic organizations aim to host a series of regional debates to help voters gain a deeper understanding on the policies and platforms from candidates seeking statewide office.

May 15, 2024

Graduate's startup takes top prize at veterans pitch competition

Members of Cohort 13 in the Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab made their final pitches to a panel of judges, family and friends at the L. William Seidman Center as part of the MVE-Lab's Pitch and Showcase.

May 14, 2024

West Michigan economy continues modest growth, says GVSU researcher

A survey of West Michigan businesses and managers conducted by a Grand Valley researcher shows a promising trend of modest economic growth for the region’s economy.

May 7, 2024

New dean to lead GVSU's College of Computing, Blue Dot mission

The appointment comes after Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved a plan to elevate and expand the current School of Computing during a meeting in November.

May 6, 2024

K-12 students visit, explore GVSU

Hosted by the Meijer Honors College and Office of Multicultural Affairs, students from Kentwood's Endeavor Elementary experienced a morning of exploration and discovery on the Allendale Campus, which included stations of activities headed by geology professor Peter Wampler.

May 2, 2024