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Greg Perkins has set out to meet one new person every day for one year.

Student sets out to meet new person every day for a year

Greg Perkins will meet 365 new people this year. He is documenting the experience on Instagram.

group of people in front of movie cutout of The Black Panther

Student takes on the #BlackPantherChallenge

One Grand Valley student used the movie "The Black Panther" as an opportunity to give back.

Shavonne Coleman

Alumna awarded fellowship to research history of people of color in youth theater programs

Shavonne Coleman, '07, has been named a 2018 Theatre for Young Audience Emerging Leader Fellow.

A photo of Anna Walz and her family.

Hockey club raises money for cancer research

The team invited a special guest to drop the puck at its annual benefit game.

Grand Valley student Katrina Teunis helps middled school students find the solution to a mathematical puzzle.

Local middle school students learn about creative side of STEM fields during event

About 90 local middle school students participated in "Fall in Love with STEM" February 10.

football player running off field

Football player earns spot through early assurance program

Collin Schlosser will attend Wayne State School of Medicine in the fall.

Angela Chaffee, '04, removing invasive species along the Connecticut River.

Alumna shares Laker Effect through passion for environmental advocacy

Chaffee, '04, serves as the outreach and events director for the Connecticut River Conservancy.

A group photo.

Students design, build new products for GE

Students created an automatic refrigerator door opener and a residential dry ager for meat.

Shanda DeWitt, '10, portrays Elsa from "Frozen" with Disney on Ice.

Alumna spreads Laker Effect around the world by ice skating for Disney on Ice

Shanda DeWitt, '11, currently portrays Elsa from Disney's "Frozen."

Andrew Travis was recognized at a conference in Detroit in November.

Graduate student recognized for student affairs leadership

Andrew Travis was recognized at a conference in Detroit in November.