Veterans

Student veterans receive support while navigating COVID-19, honor President Mantella

Cameron Zbikowski said he chose Grand Valley because of its affordability and excellent reputation for supporting military students. He said he is especially grateful to be a Laker in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 18, 2020


GVSU named a Top Midwest University, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News & World Report

Grand Valley State University has again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. In the "2021 Best Colleges" rankings, Grand Valley is ranked third overall for Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest and eighth for Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest.

Sep 14, 2020


GVSU names first military and veteran resource manager

Jill Wolfe has been selected to serve as Grand Valley's first Military and Veteran Resource manager.  The new position was originally announced by President Philomena V. Mantella at the November 2019 Veterans Day Breakfast with the goal of providing additional support to military-connected students and dependents while expanding Grand Valley's visibility, partnerships and pipelines within the community.

Jul 7, 2020


GVSU receives gold-level status from veterans group for fifth consecutive year

Grand Valley was again named a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School for the 2019-2020 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Gold is the highest level awarded.

May 5, 2020


Staff member's daughter recovers from COVID-19

University staff member Tim Marroquin and his family are now healthy and safe at their home in Holland. The same couldn't have been said less than a month ago.

Apr 17, 2020


Student veteran finds support and strong community at GVSU, a 2020 Military Friendly School

Student veteran Sarah Anderson said she chose to attend Grand Valley because it was close to home, but she said she didn't expect to find a community and university support system that would be instrumental in helping her transition from military to civilian life. 

Feb 19, 2020


GVSU celebrates, honors veterans

Students, faculty and staff members who served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard were honored November 11 at the Ninth Annual Veterans Day Breakfast held in the Alumni House. 

Nov 11, 2019


GVSU receives fourth consecutive gold status from veterans group

Grand Valley has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a "Gold Level" veteran-friendly institution by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency.

Nov 27, 2018


GVSU celebrates veterans at annual breakfast

President Thomas J. Haas hosted the Eighth Annual Veterans Day Breakfast to recognize the service and sacrifice of Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members who served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. 

Nov 9, 2018


VUB program extends reach to employers

The Veterans Upward Bound program at Grand Valley has expanded to bring its services to area employers with large populations of veterans who have not earned college degrees.

Jul 25, 2018