$2.2 million in gifts solidify Grand Valley's first fully endowed chair at Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Frey Foundation and generous donor ensure long-term funding for Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

Nov 22, 2023

Make-A-Wish and Grand Valley cover tuition for new Laker & cancer survivor

Grand Valley and the Make-A-Wish Foundation each offered $6500 in tuition assistance to Connor Pung, covering the costs of his first semester.

Sep 8, 2023

DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will help meet changing needs of health care industry

About 400 community members and donors attended a November 3 dedication ceremony for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Nov 3, 2021

GVSU receives national recognition for excellence in fundraising and support for students

The university recently concluded a successful Laker Effect campaign, started in July 2012, which raised $130 million.

Jun 19, 2020

Former UAW president Owen Bieber remembered for strong ties to GVSU, commitment to students

Owen Bieber, who died Feb. 17 at age 90, had strong ties to Grand Valley including the establishment of the Owen F. Bieber Scholarship Trust to support UAW members and their children.

Feb 18, 2020

Grand Valley mourns Foundation Director John D. Wardrop

Grand Valley mourns the death of John D. Wardrop, a Grand Valley University Foundation director and longtime supporter of Grand Valley State University, who died on June 21 at age 82.

Jun 21, 2019

David Hooker honored by GVSU Board of Trustees

David Hooker, president and CEO of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and former member of Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees, was honored by the board at its February 8 meeting held at the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Feb 8, 2019

Professor named Mentor of the Year by national organization

Ingrid Johnson, associate professor of physical education, has received recognition for providing advising and mentorship to students and alumni both in and out of the classroom. Johnson has been named Mentor of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators. She is being recognized for her mentoring strategies, which include supporting students with job searching, teaching classes for alumni, sharing professional insights, and more.

Feb 7, 2019

Photo Gallery: President-elect Mantella tours GVSU campuses

One day after being elected the fifth, and first woman, president of Grand Valley State University, Philomena V. Mantella spent the day touring campus buildings, meeting faculty, staff and Louie the Laker, and taking selfies with students.

Jan 23, 2019

GVSU appoints fifth president; first woman

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Philomena V. Mantella as the university's fifth president. The trustees voted unanimously to appoint her to the presidency at a special board meeting held on the Allendale Campus, January 22, 2019.

Jan 22, 2019