Frederik Meijer Honors College

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

Memories from Holocaust survivors to be recreated during performance

Henry Greenspan's play "Remnants" recreates moments from his extensive interviews with multiple Holocaust survivors that have taken place over the past 40 years. The play features scenes based on memories the survivors have of living through the Holocaust and the trauma they've experienced since. Greenspan, a psychologist, oral historian and playwright at the University of Michigan, will bring "Remnants" to Grand Valley on November 8.

Nov 1, 2018

Honors College alumnae to discuss careers at Meijer lecture

Three alumnae of the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley will return to campus on October 15 to discuss their careers and how they use their education to impact both their local and global communities.

Oct 15, 2018