Articles by Brian Vernellis

Scott Wooster named Grand Valley head football coach

Wooster recently concluded his third year as the Lakers' offensive line/tight end coach and run game coordinator.

Jan 21, 2023


MLK speaker: King evolved as a civil rights leader

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity, welcomed Mary Frances Berry to the Pew Grand Rapids Campus as part of Grand Valley's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Jan 20, 2023


Grand Valley football coach Matt Mitchell steps down

After 13 seasons as head coach of the Lakers, Matt Mitchell announced he will be pursuing other coaching opportunities.

Jan 15, 2023


Athletics' diversity, inclusion practices honored at NCAA national conference

GVSU's Athletics Department was honored on January 13 in San Antonio, Texas, at the NCAA Convention as this year's recipient of the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Jan 13, 2023


Hauenstein event: Journalists see Supreme Court on historic path

For journalists like Adam Liptak with the New York Times and James Romoser of SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority has made for a historic time to be reporting on the high court's rulings.

Dec 13, 2022


Grand Valley Athletics receives NCAA's award for diversity, inclusion

The selection committee cited Grand Valley's work with its Laker Inclusion Team, the SEA of Change initiative, the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX and Black History Month celebrations.

Dec 8, 2022


Graduate overcomes homeland's civil war, political unrest to earn degree

Haak Betiem is earning a graduate degree in health administration.

Dec 6, 2022


Grand Valley football faces rival Ferris State in NCAA playoffs

The No. 1 Grand Valley football team meets its biggest rival, No. 5 Ferris State, in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals at 1 p.m. on December 3 at Lubbers Stadium. A trip to the NCAA semifinals awaits the winner.

Dec 1, 2022


No. 1 Grand Valley football faces No. 8 Northwest Missouri State in NCAA playoffs

After a first-round bye in the NCAA playoffs, the No. 1 Grand Valley football team welcomes No. 8 Northwest Missouri State to Lubbers Stadium for the second-round game at 1 p.m. on November 26.

Nov 24, 2022


Hauenstein speaker: Founding Fathers grappled with disillusionment over their young nation

The Hauenstein Center welcomed Syracuse University professor Dennis Rasmussen to discuss his book on the Founding Fathers and their growing disillusionment with the United States soon after its creation.

Nov 18, 2022