Center for Adult and Continuing Studies

No return to normal: Panelists say education needs to better serve students when COVID-19 is over

Panelists at a virtual event who discussed the impact of COVID-19 on education agreed that when pandemic mitigation strategies are lifted a "return to normal" will not be the best-case scenario for many K-12 or college students.

Mar 5, 2021


Cimitile names new vice provost for Graduate and Lifetime Learning

Kara H. Van Dam is the current vice president and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Dec 10, 2020


Students enrolled in accelerated degree program want bachelor's degree for job security

In this most unusual of academic years, more than 150 adult students have committed to pursuing a bachelor's degree through Grand Valley's new accelerated, online program.

Nov 20, 2020


Schaub named dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mark Schaub was named dean of the college after serving as acting and interim dean since February 2019.

Nov 3, 2020


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