Center for Adult and Continuing Studies

Starts and stops on path to degree: Successful business owner spurred to reenroll after receiving letter

When Rob Alway received his Grand Valley diploma in the mail, it meant more to him than something to display in an office. Alway's diploma represented a completion of a 30-year-journey.

Oct 7, 2020


Serendipitous elevator meeting helps shape future for recent northern Michigan graduate

A chance meeting in an elevator in northern Michigan helped shape a new graduate's career in health care.

Sep 30, 2020


Two departments team to offer virtual professional development opportunities to alumni, community

Alumni Relations and the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies have partnered to offer Grand Valley alumni and community members a professional development webinar series.

Aug 6, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


Earning a master's degree during a pandemic: alumna finds learning form of self-care

Jaime Counterman had planned to start a master's degree program several times but found excuses: a new job once, a new position in the same organization another time.

Jun 9, 2020


Accelerated, online bachelor's program will help adults succeed in tough economy

Grand Valley's online, accelerated degree program will help adults achieve career success, even during an economy rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020


Next is Now: Grand Valley is committed to lifelong learning that starts today

Grand Valley is expanding opportunities to learn whenever, wherever - and forever.

Feb 24, 2020


Father, daughter are new Lakers together

Among the 6,000 students Grand Valley welcomed at the start of the semester are a father and daughter who began their Laker experiences together.

Sep 30, 2019


Digital marketing program geared toward professionals

Grand Valley will begin its second cohort of a unique digital marketing professional development program that offers industry-recognized certification in platforms like Google Analytics and HubSpot.

Aug 20, 2019


Lifelong Learning on Tap series starts with imposter syndrome

The imposter syndrome, when someone doubts their accomplishments or feels inadequate, is a common phenomenon and one that particularly resonates with adult learners.

Aug 14, 2019