10 Questions for our alumni


Jessica Maclin, BFA, Studio Art - Illustration and Metalsmithing, 2013

"Don't be afraid to work with your hands! Working at a job that produces a tangible product at the end of the day is incredibly rewarding."

Chris Scamehorn, BFA, Studio Art (Ceramics), 2006

"I had the Freedom to create 24/7 in the facilities. Calder resident life was incredible."

Michelle Froh, BFA, Studio Art (Printmaking), 2005

"I love how versatile my education was. I appreciated my time at GVSU a lot, so much so that I feel fully able to teach art in a different language to probably the most difficult age group."

Rory Miller, BFA Studio Art (Printmaking), 2014

"Discover what you're passionate about and pursue it. If you are studying or working in a field that you love, it makes life significantly more enjoyable. Don't choose a degree because of what your parents or friends want you to do."

Sarah Brockett, BFA, Studio Art (Graphic Design), 2014

"Keep on keeping on! College can be draining, especially as an artist, but it is so worth it in the end. Oh, and soak up all the studio time you can get! You�ll miss it when you don�t have it anymore."

BreeAnn Veenstra, BFA, Studio Art (Illustration), 2009

"Every piece of art you create is just practice for the next one. Or in other words, it's okay to make mistakes because those mistakes teach you something that makes the next time a little easier (and better)."

Emily Miller, BA, Art Education and Minor in Art History, 2014

"The skills at GVSU helped me prepare for real world experiences including how to continue to mold the minds of young artists to help them grow."

Ryan Fitzgibbon, BFA, Graphic Design, 2009

"Enjoy college, but remember why you�re there and make the most of it."

Amie Bajalieh, BFA, Sculpture, 2003

"I left college with skills I had always wanted to learn but also with a way of thinking, evaluating, and doing that is unique to many of my peers. I thank my Visual and Media Arts Community and my instructors for that."

Dulcee Boehm, BFA, Visual Studies, 2012

"I chose to attend Grand Valley originally because it wasn't only an art school. I thought I wanted to do art, but I also wanted to be able to take lots of different classes in completely different disciplines."

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