Frederik Meijer Honors College

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members who have given virtual presentations or had their research published are detailed below.

Nov 30, 2020

Eyebrow smiles and social distance: Faculty members enjoy connecting with students, regardless of setting

Whether teaching courses in-person or remotely, Grand Valley faculty members said it felt good to connect with students and reported a smooth start to the semester.

Sep 4, 2020

Faculty, staff sketches

University briefs include death of retired professor, honors college director; celebration of partnership focused on building healthy campus.

Aug 24, 2020

Alumnus leads grassroots effort to help W. Mich. nonprofits, small businesses

As government mandates to "stay home, stay safe" change the lives of millions of Americans, those choices of staying home instead of patronizing local businesses or volunteering are having a devastating impact on local economies.  One Grand Valley alumnus, Nate Gillespie, '18, is working to lead a growing group of West Michiganders to help support local businesses and nonprofits in their most trying times. 

Apr 3, 2020

Honors College faculty member, former dean to retire

Longtime professor and former dean Jane Toot will retire from Grand Valley in December after nearly three decades of service.

Dec 10, 2019

Two longtime professors to retire

Jonathan White, professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, and Stephen Rowe, a philosophy and liberal studies professor, will retire in December.

Nov 25, 2019

Honors College to host conversation with Holocaust filmmaker

The Frederik Meijer Honors College will host award-winning filmmaker Marian Marzynski for a screening and conversation about his documentary that focuses on Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.

Nov 4, 2019

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to discuss leadership at Meijer Lecture Series

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will give a talk at Grand Valley as a part of the Frederik Meijer Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 30. 

Oct 24, 2019

Grand Valley to host lecture on history of Nazi group

Grand Valley's Frederik Meijer Honors College and the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a lecture that will focus on the role of education as it related to the SS-Einsatzgruppen, Nazi mobile killing units that operated between 1941 and 1943. 

Apr 3, 2019

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss named new Meijer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has been named the new Frederik Meijer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Grand Valley's Frederik Meijer Honors College.

Mar 11, 2019