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Nursing students earn Mary Free Bed scholarships

Four KCON students earned scholarships from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Staff member qualifies for international Toastmasters speech competition

In August, Noreen Savage will compete against others and give the speech of her lifetime.

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Student nursing association earns national recognition

Grand Valley's Student Nurses' Association earned awards at the local, state and national level.

Jaclyn Ermoyan accepting the 2017 PR Student of the Year Award during the annual PRoof Awards on May 4.

PR major receives Student of the Year award

Jaclyn Ermoyan received the honor at the 2017 WMPRSA PRoof Awards on May 4.

The NCAS team pictured after winning the American Advertising Federation's District 6 competition.

National student advertising team wins mega-district competition

The team will compete in a semi-final competition on May 4.

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Student-developed app helps farmworkers

AgHelp is an app that connects seasonal farmworkers with resources and farms that are hiring.

Zoe Bruyn won third place at a national business competition for her idea for a bakery that employs individuals with special needs.

Business major wins $20,000 in national competition

Zoe Bruyn won third prize for her start-up idea, a bakery employing individuals with special needs.

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Nursing major dedicates time to helping mothers

The list of reasons why Jamie Platt volunteers is short: to help new mothers.

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Faculty and students working to remove rattlesnake species from endangered list

The eastern massasauga is threatened or endangered in every state where the species resides.


KCON graduate makes a difference as clinical nurse leader

In her role as clinical nurse leader, Michelle Smith said she is truly making a difference.