School of Social Work

DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will help meet changing needs of health care industry

About 400 community members and donors attended a November 3 dedication ceremony for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Nov 3, 2021


Grand Rapids LLCs offer academic, social benefits to new, transfer students

When the new Living-Learning Communities open on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, they will follow the successful model of the six LLCs in Allendale that offer students an immersive learning experience.

Apr 28, 2021


GVSU to open 'game-changing' immersive housing options in Grand Rapids

Four new housing options will open for first-year or transfer students at Grand Valley this fall, offering an immersive experience that puts them in the heart of Grand Rapids.

Mar 30, 2021


Faculty member replaces office hours with special virtual gathering to help stay connected with students

GVNext is showcasing stories on how faculty members such as Paola León optimize virtual learning.

Mar 2, 2021


GVSU ranks sixth nationally for number of students who study abroad

Grand Valley was ranked sixth nationally in its category for the number of students who studied abroad in 2018-2019, according to the Institute of International Education.

Jan 14, 2021


Standardized Patient Program goes virtual, provides students with telehealth experience

Grand Valley's Standardized Patient Program has launched a virtual component that allows students in the College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing and School of Social Work to continue to gain clinical experience.

Apr 3, 2020


Social work professor initiates social justice book club

It was an innocent question from her 3-year-old son that prompted Paola Leon, associate professor of social work, to start a children's book club that focuses on social justice topics.

Dec 13, 2019


Family of longtime dean establishes scholarship

The family of longtime Grand Valley faculty member Rodney Mulder and his wife, Lucarol, has established a scholarship in their memory.

Oct 2, 2019


Biology grad student wins thesis competition

Sarah Lamar, who is earning a master's degree in biology, won first place with her research, "Biological Invasions on a Large Scale: Investigating the Spread of Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata) Across North America." Lamar won $500 and will represent Grand Valley at the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools 3MT® competition in St. Louis, Missouri, March 22.

Feb 22, 2019


Alumna gives birth to 14th son

Kateri and Jay Schwandt of Rockford are receiving national attention after the birth of their 14th son on April 18. Kateri is a 2004 graduate of Grand Valley, earning a master's degree in social work.

Apr 20, 2018