Welcome to all alumni!
International relations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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):
If you are looking to make contact with fellow alumni, check out the GVSU PLS and IR alumni Facebook group.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar Now Studying Education at U.C. Berkeley
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
Alan Dunklow 2019
February 24, 2020
Adriana Almanza, assistant director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, also serves as chair of the Michigan Coalition for Undocumented Student Success.
February 23, 2020
Outstanding Paper Award Submissions due by Thursday, March 12
February 10, 2020
Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21 for Political Science and International Relations Students
February 04, 2020
Student scholarship winners meet with donor Tim Zeeb.
November 26, 2019
Dean Fred Antczak is pleased to announce that serving as commencement marshals will be Professor Polly Diven of Political Science and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of the School of Communication.
March 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join us for monthly discussions viewing and discussing current events and topics through modes of intersectionality. Held every second Tuesday of the month from 12pm to 1pm in KC 1201....
March 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for this interactive session to explore the opportunity gap in America and how it prevents many in our country from achieving the American Dream.
March 11, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Peer Education and Prevention Talks (P.E.P. Talks) is a 90 minute program presented by Peer Educators who are GVSU students and are trained on understanding sexual assault and its impact on college...
March 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conversations of Color are conversations initiated and facilitated by students. Topics and issues will vary every session. This small and open venue offers students the opportunity to share,...
March 18, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a night focused on what Prison Industrial Complex is, how it came to be, and how it contributes to the opportunity gap that is central to the myth of the American Dream.