Articles by Brian Vernellis

Websites rank The Meadows among top college golf courses in the country

Tee times at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University may be a little harder to reserve this season after the golf course was ranked among the nation's top university courses.

May 17, 2022


AWRI, GVSU ready for conferences on water issues

Two conferences coming to West Michigan will offer opportunities for researchers and students from Grand Valley and the Annis Water Resources Institute to connect with peers on environmental issues facing the world's oceans and lakes.

May 13, 2022


PTSD, mental health focus of Hidden Wounds of War Conference

The annual conference presented by the Hauenstein Center identifies PTSD's roots and helps develop pathways for therapy and treatment.

May 13, 2022


Katie Hultin announced as new women's soccer head coach

Hultin will lead a Lakers team which won its seventh NCAA national championship in December and is widely regarded as one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation.

May 12, 2022


Lakers Dance Team wins national championships, goes viral on social media

Grand Valley won two national titles thanks to the help of a celebrity choreographer while a video of its performance has drawn more than 1.7 million views on TikTok.

May 12, 2022


Mantella, Truss meet virtually with Secretary of Education on teacher workforce

President Philomena V. Mantella and Vice President for Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach B. Donta Truss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona for a virtual roundtable to discuss developing and diversifying the next generation of teachers.

May 10, 2022


Students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Nearly 3,000 undergraduate students across the country were selected to receive a Gilman International Scholarship. Gilman Scholars will study or intern in 91 countries through April 2023.

May 10, 2022


Graduate speaks with White House officials on education

Graduate Theresann Pyrett, a teacher at Macatawa Bay Middle School in Holland, was invited to Washington D.C. to speak with White House officials about her experience as an educator during COVID-19.

May 5, 2022


Blue-Green Career Fair introduces students to environmental jobs

With funding from the Mi-STEM network and the Wege Foundation, Groundswell developed its Blue-Green Career Fair as a pilot program, presenting opportunities in environment-based careers to high school students.

May 4, 2022


Teacher's words inspired Wheelhouse Talks speaker

Wayman Britt, former county administrator/controller for Kent County, spoke to the graduating students from the Cook Leadership Academy on April 28 as part of the Wheelhouse Talks series.

May 3, 2022