Articles by Michele Coffill

Decision to stay overseas during quarantine turns into business opportunity for student

Senior Nate Anderson already has an answer when potential employers ask him about adversity during a job interview. Anderson, who will graduate in April with a bachelor's degree in marketing, said he will talk about the challenges of spending COVID-19 quarantine in a country 9,000 miles from home.

Oct 20, 2020


Laker athletics dedicates wall in Fieldhouse to early pioneer in women's sports

Long before 1972 federal regulations opened up opportunities for girls and women to compete in sports, there was Joan Boand.

Oct 19, 2020


Annual César Chávez commemoration transitions to three days of virtual events

The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez will host a 20th Anniversary Gala with virtual opportunities spread over three days.

Oct 16, 2020


National photography association best practices: students represented authentically in materials feel sense of belonging

When students see themselves represented authentically in college and university marketing materials, they view themselves as valued by that institution and have a sense of belonging.

Oct 15, 2020


McNair Scholars transition undergraduate research projects to online formats

Words like pivot and persevere are often used to describe how students transitioned to remote learning due to COVID-19. David Martin, director of the McNair Scholars program, added courage when describing how 17 undergraduates adapted their research to online formats. The McNair Scholars program, a federally funded TRIO program, supports first-generation and underrepresented students who want to pursue doctoral programs.

Oct 13, 2020


Flint pediatrician will discuss public health, public trust during Great Michigan Read virtual event

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the impact lead in Flint's water system was having on children, will discuss public health and environmental inequality during a virtual event presented in partnership by Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History and Grand Rapids Public Library.

Oct 12, 2020


Indigenous Peoples Day: raising awareness about Native American community

Lin Bardwell, program coordinator for the Native American Student Initiative, said anytime conversations are prompted about Native Americans, it's a good thing.

Oct 12, 2020


Faculty, staff can use paid time off to vote, work polls November 3

Faculty and staff members can use paid time off to vote and/or work the polls in the 2020 presidential election under new guidance from Human Resources.

Oct 8, 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