The Kirkhof College of Nursing Alumni Chapter hosted a networking event on September 29 at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. KCON Dean Cynthia McCurren addressed the audience and welcomed new faculty members and paid tribute to recently retired faculty members. Alumni in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and catch up on each other’s careers.
On Wednesday, September 23, alumni had the opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Jesse Bernal, Vice President of Inclusion and Equity. Bernal along with representatives from the LGBT, Latin@ and African American Alumni Chapters participated in a fireside chat type discussion to talk about his vision for inclusion and equity for the Grand Valley community.
Study Abroad alumni enjoyed a great time of sharing experiences at the Global Laker Gala on September 3 at the Grand Valley State University Detroit Center. Attendees reunited in the Motor City to celebrate their time overseas as students and also helped support the Murray Study Abroad Scholarship.
Although dark skies threatened the alumni at the Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball game early on, the clouds rolled away leaving a rainbow and happy Lakers to enjoy the game. With over 30 alumni, faculty, and staff and their families present, the Beach Bums had plenty of cheerleaders throughout the evening!
We hope you will be part of the Power of 10 celebration all year long! Share a memory with T. Haas, make a gift to the Tom and Marcia Haas Power of 10 Endowed Scholarship, and invite your alumni friends to join in. If you need help getting in contact with alumni, please let us know.
On Wednesday, July 15 Metro Detroit GVSU Alumni headed to the Detroit Zoo for a night of music, friends, and fun. Over 30 alums came to enjoy an evening at the zoo and hear the music of Starfarm. The weather was perfect, raffle prizes were handed out by club leaders, and Grand Valley was well represented— who could ask for a better night?
The GVSU Alumni Association hosted its annual outing on July 18 at the Meadows Golf Course. Alumni golfers traveled from as far as Seattle, Milwaukee and Detroit to participate in the friendly scramble which hosted a record number of people in the last ten years with 131 participants.
After the day on the links, volunteers and participants headed over to the Main Street Pub for dinner and the awards program. The outing raised more than $9,000 for the GVSU Career Center Internship Award in an effort to help offset the costs of working in unpaid internships. The Career Center provides ten $500 scholarships to students during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.
First place: Austin Filush, Ben Van Briesbock, John Kessick, Ken Breitfield with a score of 60
Second place: Courtney James, Jessica James, Tommy Fellows, Andy Fruend with a score of 61 (won tiebreaker hole with a birdie on #17)
Closest to the pin: Ed Crisman
Longest Drive: Jeff Bradford
Longest Putt: Jeff Bradford
Closest to the Pole: Matt Van Ryn