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