The Graduate School

Grad student's research on addressing teen risk behaviors takes top honors at thesis competition

Darby Disselkoen, a graduate student pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, won first place at the sixth annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition with her presentation, "Teen Risk: The Providerýs Responsibility?"

Feb 22, 2021


Cimitile names new vice provost for Graduate and Lifetime Learning

Kara H. Van Dam is the current vice president and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Dec 10, 2020


Earning a master's degree during a pandemic: alumna finds learning form of self-care

Jaime Counterman had planned to start a master's degree program several times but found excuses: a new job once, a new position in the same organization another time.

Jun 9, 2020


Graduate student's empathy for a friend with vision loss leads to research that takes top honors at thesis competition

Afokoghene Odhu, a graduate student pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, entered his research on diabetic retinopathy in the 3-Minute Thesis competition, an annual event sponsored by The Graduate School, and won first place and $500.

Mar 3, 2020


Biology graduate student's research on genetics of chimpanzees in captivity called 'ahead-of-the-curve thinking'

Francesca Golus started working with biology professor Jodee Hunt as an undergraduate.

Feb 4, 2020


Grad students receive 2019 Dean's Citation Awards

The Graduate School recognized more than 50 graduate students with Dean's Citation Awards during a celebration in April on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. 

May 7, 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


Grad students receive Dean's Citation Awards

The Graduate School recognized more than 40 graduate students with Dean's Citation Awards during a celebration in December on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.  Jeff Potteiger, dean of The Graduate School, gave recipients a certificate of recognition and a graduate honors cord for their outstanding academic performance.

Jan 7, 2019


Biostatistics students place in top three during international analytics competition

Two biostatistics graduate students placed in the top three of an international analytics competition held during the SAS Global Forum in April. Kayla Hawkins and Joe Lorenz were one of eight student teams who were selected as finalists in the competition out of a pool of 60 teams. Grand Valley's team examined data representing why more than 110,000 medical appointments in Brazil were missed by patients over a three-month period.

Apr 26, 2018


Grad students receive Dean's Citation Awards

The Graduate School recognized 56 graduate students with Dean's Citation Awards during a celebration April 20 in Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Apr 24, 2018