Development

Laker Light to shine in honor of Rich DeVos

In a special tribute to Rich DeVos, the carillon towers on the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses will have a blue "Laker Light."

Sep 6, 2018


Grand Valley mourns generous supporter Rich DeVos

The Grand Valley State University community joins people around the world in mourning the death of Richard M. DeVos, one of the university's greatest leaders.

Sep 6, 2018


Dedication held for Lubbers Student Services Center

President Thomas J. Haas told a crowd of about 400 people that President Emeritus Arend D. "Don" Lubbers is a "consummate friend-raiser" who created extraordinary opportunities for Grand Valley.

Aug 24, 2018


GVSU named a top college by Forbes

Grand Valley has been named one of America's Top Colleges for 2018 by Forbes. Rankings focused on the direct benefits schools provide their graduates. Forbes considered debt after graduation, retention and graduation rates, alumni salaries, and signs of individual success including academic and career accolades.

Aug 23, 2018


Grand Valley a "Best in Midwest"; Seidman College of Business a "Best Business School"

Grand Valley State University has been named one of "2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region" by The Princeton Review in the Midwestern category, and the Seidman College of Business was named a "Best Business School."

Aug 15, 2018


Grand Valley ranked a "Best College in America" by Money

Grand Valley was included on a new list of the "Best Colleges in America" by Money Magazine.

Aug 14, 2018


New Music Ensemble supports National Parks System through performances

The student members of Grand Valley's award-winning New Music Ensemble recently travelled 5,000 miles over the course of 17 days to perform at some of the most famous national parks in the U.S. For the tour, the ensemble commissioned five composers to write original compositions inspired by Voyageurs, Glacier, North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier national parks. The compositions, which were funded through the National Endowment for the Arts, were then performed in the parks through interactive and educational performan

Jul 26, 2018


GVSU partners with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Qualified premedical students at Grand Valley will receive early assurance of admission into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine following an agreement signed July 23.

Jul 23, 2018


Students, faculty spread Laker Effect in Haiti through service projects

Eleven students from various majors traveled to Haiti this summer on a service-learning trip. During the study abroad expedition, the students distributed 150 water filter systems, led art workshops, taught motor skills activities, and explored the rich history and culture of Haiti.

Jul 18, 2018


New position at GVSU to study diversity, equity issues in nonprofit sector

Leaders in the field of philanthropy from across the country have noticed a shortcoming in how the nonprofit sector applies principles of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its critically important and economically substantial work. With this need in mind, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is adding former Aquinas College president Juan Olivarez to its ranks to help study, understand and share knowledge about how to improve inclusive practices in the nonprofit sector.

Jul 2, 2018