Seidman College of Business Alumni Socials 2019-2020

Four people socializing around a table.

Food displayed on a table

Two smiling women holding a glass of wine

Socials are a great way to network with fellow alums and other successful business people from the community.


Upcoming Calendar of Events:

Date: TBD

Questions? Contact Ryan Slusarzyk at



Past Events

Coming Soon!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Featured: Mark Litke, SoundOff Signal

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Featured: Meredith Bronk, OST

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Featured: Ben Wallace 

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Featured: JD Loeks, Celebration Cinema 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Featured: Paul Vander Heide

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Featured: Steve Jbara, Entrepreneur/Owner of the Grand Rapids Drive

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Featured: Jim Wolters - Seidman Marketing Professor (Emeritus)
Sponsored by: Sean Black Agency with Farm Bureau Insurance

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Featured: Mike Van Gessel - Rockford Construction
Sponsored by: SoundOff Signal

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Featured: Lew Chamberlain & Denny Baxter 
Sponsored by: CompuCraft Technology Solutions

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Featured: Peter Secchia
Sponsored by: Modern Woodmen

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Featured: President Emeritus Arend D. (Don) Lubbers 
Sponsored by: SoundOff Signal

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Featured: Mayor, Rosalynn Bliss
Sponsored by: Wolverine Worldwide

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Featured: Mark Sellers, HopCat Detroit

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Featured: Rick DeVos, Founder, StartGarden

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Featured: Mark Sellers, Barfly Ventures
Sponsored By: SoundOff Signal

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Featured: Rick Breon, CEO, Spectrum Health
Sponsored By: Truscott Rossman & CompuCraft Technology Solutions

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Featured: Dean Diana Lawson, Seidman College of Business

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Featured: Fred Keller, CEO, Cascade Engineering

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Featured: Doug Small, CEO/President, Experience Grand Rapids

Wednesday, November  20, 2013
Featured: Sam Cummings, Principal, Managing Partner, CWD Real Estate Investment

Wednesday October 16, 2013 
Featured: Elissa Sangalli Hillary, Executive Director, Local First of West Michigan

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  
Featured: Mike Stevens - Founders Brewing Co
Jason Spaulding - Brewery Vivant

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Featured: Hank Meijer

Thursday, October 17, 2012 
Featured: Ralph Hauenstein/J.C. Huizenga


Mike Lichterman: "Truly enjoyed what I was able to hear, and I thought the format (community leader interviewing community leader) was unique and very enjoyable. Thank you!"

Bradley Charles: "The venue was great! A bit of a step up from Peps. Also, the stories we got to hear from our speaker were astonishing."

Jessica Scudder: "Very much enjoyed it!! I think part of the sound issue may have been that he was fighting a cold too?? The event was awesome overall and space was nice."

Jeff Wanner: "Thanks for hosting yet another quality GVSU Alumni Social gathering the other day. I find those events extremely fascinating, both in terms of the caliber of  professional that agrees to speak as well as the depth and breadth of topics covered. I always leave those events feeling energized and determined to be successful in the West Michigan marketplace."