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Alumna flies to U.P. islands for work

Occupational therapist Stephanie Vaughn hops a plane to Mackinac Island to work with students.

GrandPR participates in CreatAthon

GrandPR, a student-run public relations firm, developed campaigns for five nonprofit organizations.

Senior becomes first student to earn boiler license

Noah Barton, a mechanical engineering major, earned an operators and boiler engineers license.

School of Communications students earn recognition

Students in multimedia journalism and advertising/public relations earned awards.

Grand Valley student to represent Michigan in national program

A student will represent Michigan in a national festival in Washington, D.C.

Senior wins national history award for research

The biomedical and psychology major mapped transgender studies throughout history.

Student named a Newsmaker of the Year by business journal

Katarina Samardzija was named a Newsmakers of the Year by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Professor preserves medical traditions of Kenyan tribe through catalog

The catalog documents traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by the Maasai tribe.

Alumnus named Science Teacher of the Year

Jeff Bouwman, '03, has been named the 2019 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year.

Alumna improves guest experiences at Disney through statistics

Elizabeth Stolz, '14, is an experience insights senior analyst at Disney Parks and Resorts.