The African American Alumni Association and Latin@ Alumni Chapter hosted “Life Beyond the Classroom,” a panel discussion for students on how to prepare for the future. Students were able to network prior to the discussion with alumni and ask questions during the evening. A total of seven alumni shared their experiences with the students, including three alumni who teleconferenced in to the event from the Detroit Center.
The annual Lints Meet boasted a turn out of approximately 90 people; including Laker alumni, students, family and friends of the university. Alumni got the chance to compete on the track again, socialize with former teammates while enjoying food donated by Menna’s Joint.
In its first meet of the calendar year, the Grand Valley State men's and women's track & field teams each picked up wins at the 2015 Mike Lints Alumni Open at the Kelly Family Sports Center while a slew of Lakers achieved NCAA Provisional qualifier times.
On January 14, 2014 "the mountains were out" in Seattle as Lakers gathered at the Alibi Room to socialize and hear university updates from Seattle Alumni Club leader Eric Maino, '05 along with Alexis Alt, '09 and Alexis Rangel, '10 of GVSU Alumni Relations. Attendees enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones! Connect with the Seattle Alumni Club.
The newly formed Swim & Dive Chapter made a splash on January 10, 2015 as 82 attendees gathered in the Alumni House & Visitor Center to celebrate the kickoff. University President Thomas J. Haas, Athletic Director Tim Selgo, current GVSU Swim Coach Andy Boyce, and Alumni Chapter Leader Mackenzie Satkoski made remarks during the reception. The Lakers beat Wayne State earlier that day in a swim meet held in the Fieldhouse. The group also celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Men’s 2004-05 swim team – GLIAC Championship.
It was a fun filled afternoon as GVSU Alumni Relations welcomed a special visitor all the way from the North Pole. Future Lakers anxiously waited to have their photos taken with Santa & Louie and find out if they were on his naughty or nice list. Attendees also took part in crafts and enjoyed a delicious holiday brunch. There was even a special appearance from Buddy the Elf! The group also collected more than 100 items for the student food pantry. Learn more about the Young Alumni Council
The GVSU Metro Chicago Alumni Club held its annual holiday sweater party on December 11 at Black Finn Ameripub in downtown Chicago. The group enjoyed food, beverages and the company of their fellow Lakers. Attendees voted on the best ugly sweaters and prizes were given out to the Lakers with the top three votes. The club also started making plans for their next winter event, and discussed ideas for Community Outreach Week. Connect with the Chicago Club on Facebook
On December 5, 2014 the GVSU Detroit Alumni Club hosted nearly 60 alums at Novi Bowl for a night of bowling, holiday cheer and ugly sweaters! The club was also able to collect over 30 non-perishable food items for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you had fun! Learn more about the Metro-Detroit Alumni Club.
GVSU alumni came from as far as San Antonio to celebrate Grand Valley at the Austin Alumni Networking event held on November 13, 2014 at the Dogwood Inn. The group socialized while videos of Grand Valley campus updates played in the background. Graduate years ranged from 1968 to 2013, and everyone had GVSU fond memories to share.
The next club event is planned for Community Outreach Week March 21-28. For more information on the Austin Alumni Club, go to: http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/austin-club-57.htm or connect with them on Facebook page.