Reach Higher Together
Student action teams seek to enhance university experience
The first student action team convened following a design thinking workshop held in January of this year. At the workshop, more than 50 students from a variety of majors, academic levels and backgrounds gathered with President Philomena V. Mantella to identify ways to reimagine the student experience at Grand Valley.
Jul 30, 2020
Volunteer networks expand tutoring services, assist with food distribution during COVID-19
Volunteer networks of students, faculty and staff members from Grand Valley continue to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 26, 2020
First Innovation Fund proposal will increase computing graduate assistants, grow talent epicenter
The first proposal to the Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, is underway and seeks to increase enrollment in computing programs by annually hiring more graduate assistants sponsored by industry partners.
Jun 23, 2020
Laker Effect campaign raises record $130M for scholarships, student support, academic programs and facilities
Grand Valley leaders announced a record conclusion to the Laker Effect campaign, which raised $130 million for students, the most successful campaign in the university's history.
Jun 3, 2020
Community blood drive dedicated to frontline heroes, supported by university volunteer networks
President Philomena V. Mantella and other faculty and staff members are expected to attend and participate in a blood drive designed to thank area hospital heroes.
Jun 1, 2020
Battle Creek high school students earn scholarships through W.K. Kellogg Foundation partnership
Six high school seniors from Battle Creek interested in pursuing education, nursing or health professions received scholarships to attend Grand Valley in the fall through a partnership among the university, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
May 29, 2020
Networks of Support team relies on community connections to arrange tutoring service
A network of tutors from Grand Valley is available to offer free assistance to sixth-12th graders as they finish their school's remote learning lessons.
May 28, 2020
Spectrum Health moves beds, equipment into CHS as contingency during COVID-19 pandemic
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer toured the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences March 26, as it could become an alternative care site for Spectrum Health if needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 26, 2020
Mantella, panelists call for expansion of collaborations, partnerships to aid health care worker shortage
President Philomena V. Mantella and other leaders said collaborations and partnership among health care institutions, K-12 schools, colleges and universities are critical to maintaining and expanding the health care workforce in the region.
Mar 6, 2020
What will the GVSU student experience look like in five years? Students, President Mantella share ideas during design thinking workshop
More than 50 students from various majors, academic levels and backgrounds gathered for a workshop with President Philomena V. Mantella to reimagine the student experience at Grand Valley.
Jan 24, 2020