Welcome to all alumni!
Political science majors are accomplishing incredible things in Michigan and all around the world. We love to hear from you! If you'd be interested in being featured in one of our spotlights, send an email to email@example.com with a picture and some or all of the following:
- Name, major(s), minor(s) (optional), and year of graduation from GVSU:
- Describe your accomplishment (education, work, voluntarism, etc.), and optionally, anything you did previously (just a couple of sentences or as much as a page):
- Anything you’d like to mention about how your classes, professors or activities at GVSU prepared you for your current path (optional):
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Periodically, the Political Science Department is asked by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to invite a Political Science or International Relations alumnus to campus for the Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence program. The program provides a venue for departments to invite outstanding alumni back to campus to share their post-graduation experiences with the GVSU community. Through the program, our distinguished alumni have the opportunity to share their insights about what constitutes strong academic preparation for students.
Political Science and International Relations Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence:
James Spaanstra 2005
Edward Cardenas 2006
Bob Monaghan 2007
James Meernik 2010
Nerina Cevra 2012
Richard Damstra 2015
Tim Zeeb 2017
September 24, 2018
Grand Valley staff and students host events on voter registration and elections.
June 19, 2018
Professors Polly Diven and John Constantelos visited Tirana, Albania to deliver a public lecture and connect with alumni.
April 23, 2018
Micaela Cole receives the Excellence in a Discipline Award
October 22, 2018 All Day
Miller Johnson Pre-Law Student Intern – Winter 2019 Program Description Miller Johnson partners with Grand Valley State University to provide an academic semester-long internship opportunity...
October 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join faculty and students for a brief panel presentation followed by conversation (with pizza) about the pressing issues of immigration, trafficking, and human rights. There will also be a book...
November 15, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHTS - CO-SPONSORED BY RELIGIOUS STUDIES It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of...
January 23, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHTS - CO-SPONSORED BY RELIGIOUS STUDIES When professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York for a lecture, he's stunned to find illegal immigrants...
February 21, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHTS - CO-SPONSORED BY RELIGIOUS STUDIES Afghani immigrant Amir is summoned from his California home to Pakistan by Rahim Khan, an old, dying friend of his father....