Articles by Michele Coffill

GVSU earns top rating on international sustainability index

Grand Valley was again rated a top performer on the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, earning gold status from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Sep 8, 2022


Alumni reconnect in New York for endurance bike ride to raise funds for cancer research

You know you have good friends when they agree to join you on a fundraising bicycle trip that stretches across the state of New York.

Sep 7, 2022


Grand Valley celebrates life of longtime community philanthropist, university supporter

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are celebrating the life of Thomas �Tom� S. Fox, community philanthropist and Grand Valley Foundation Advisory Cabinet member, who died on September 3.

Sep 6, 2022


New director of Student Health Services brings holistic view, systems approach to role

It was not how Edward Jones II, the new director of Student Health Services in the Division of Student Affairs, wanted to introduce himself to colleagues on campus. But the work comes with being a public health official.

Sep 6, 2022


Agreement between GVSU, Savannah State University provides pathways to master's degrees for SSU students

This marks the fourth agreement Grand Valley has signed with a Historically Black College or University.

Aug 30, 2022


University initiative will create culture of civil conversation, interrupt polarization

Four campus partners have collaborated to bring to Grand Valley and the community a yearlong series of programs designed to foster a culture of civil conversation and provide participants with tools to interrupt polarization.

Aug 25, 2022


Convocation speakers welcome students, usher in academic year

Speakers at Convocation, the traditional start to the academic year, welcomed new students to their new home during an evening event August 24 in the Fieldhouse Arena on the Allendale Campus.

Aug 24, 2022


McNair: Becoming a more student-ready campus is a job for all faculty, staff

Becoming a more student-ready campus means having a better understanding of an institution's data and its students, and planning for this initiative must align with university strategic and enrollment goals.

Aug 24, 2022


Skills employers want: New York woman enrolls in GVSU program to meet changing industry needs

From her home in Buffalo, New York, Tara Daggett looked at 12 universities but none offered programs that met her needs, until she found Grand Valley's accelerated degree and certification program.

Aug 23, 2022


Senior project for engineering students brings improvements to Grand Haven musical fountain ahead of anniversary show

Visitors to the Grand Haven Musical Fountain will soon enjoy a new synchronized display that includes two new water features created by engineering students as their senior project.

Aug 19, 2022