Year in Review: Memorable GVSU stories from 2018
Posted on December 20, 2018
President Haas announced his retirement.
Grand Valley expanded its Health Campus in Grand Rapids.
Grand Valley researchers received large grants to study Parkinson’s
disease, climate change in the Arctic, E. Coli detection and more.
Identical twin brothers married identical twin sisters, all of whom
are Grand Valley alumni.
2018 has been a year full of unforgettable moments at Grand Valley.
Here are some of the most memorable stories of the year that were
chosen based on their impact on campus, in the news and on social media.
President Thomas J. Haas announced retirement in 2019
Grand Valley expanded Health Campus in Grand Rapids with Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall and DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health
GVSU research projects received large grants to study Parkinson’s disease; E. Coli detection; Alzheimer’s; climate change in the Arctic
Marriage of Laker twin brothers to twin sisters received
Grand Valley mourned generous supporter Rich DeVos
GVSU named Best in Region, Best Value, Most
Innovative by U.S. News
Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster received surprise
diploma more than 40 years after dropping out of college
Detroit couple increased scholarships to working
families, Grand Valley students
Athletics: Men’s cross country captured first national
championship; Football center expansion announced, building named
The Connection named for Vice President Blue, who is
retiring after 50 years
Dedication held for Lubbers Student Services Center
Endangered falcon chicks banded at Eberhard Center
Laker Line received federal funding to offer more
efficient travel between campuses
Grand Valley and Grand Rapids collaborated on affordable housing project
Grand Valley chemist lends expertise to communities
dealing with PFAS concerns
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