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Alumni earn business award, make community impact

As new business owners, two Grand Valley alumni have made a significant community impact.

KCON Student Nurses' Association earns honors at state convention

The Student Nurses' Association earned honors at the Michigan convention in Ann Arbor in January.

Alumna manages collection of 1 million monetary objects at Smithsonian

Hillery York, '12, is the collections manager at the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection.

Teaching English to refugee family goes beyond lessons for student

On her first day of teaching a refugee family English, a student faced eight eager learners.

Alumna helps students with disabilities study abroad

An alumna was recognized locally for her efforts in helping students with disabilities study abroad.

Professor to receive inaugural mathematics award

Ted Sundstrom will receive the award for his book "Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof."

Partnership improves college-going culture

A unique partnership is helping increase the number of students pursuing postsecondary education.

Student wins $25,000 for new idea

Jordan Vanderham, is using $25,000 in prize money to develop a thermal energy conservation mask.

Looking for a cure on Mt. Whitney

Julie Jumisko wanted to help raise money for muscular dystrophy � and climbed a mountain to do it.

Language skills help student land auto industry job

Shifting between two languages is easy for Rebecca Owen, '04, who works as an interpreter.