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Erion Veliaj, '02

Erion Veliaj, '02

Erion Veliaj has been named to a cabinet position in the new center-left government of Albania, following elections in 2013.

Shahryar (Shawn) Oliai, '89 & '95 & '95 & '05

Shahryar (Shawn) Oliai, '89 & '95 & '95 & '05

Shan Oliai is one of a half dozen alumni to receive four degrees from Grand Valley.

Aida Toledo, '03 & '07 & '09 & '10

Aida Toledo, '03 & '07 & '09 & '10

Aida Toledo is one of half a dozen alumni who have four degrees from Grand Valley.

Michael Nicholson, '05 & '08 & '09 & '10

Michael Nicholson, '05 & '08 & '09 & '10

Michael Nicholson is one of half a dozen alumni with four degrees from Grand Valley State University.

Kathleen Vogelsang, '95 & '99

Kathleen Vogelsang, '95 & '99

Kathleen Vogelsang earned her undergraduate degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University in 1995.

Dr. Asli Y. Akbulut

Dr. Asli Y. Akbulut

Dr. Asli Y. Akbulut is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Management Department in the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University.

Matthew LaVere, '10

Matthew LaVere, '10

Matthew LaVere is a freelance photographer and photography assistant from Livonia, Michigan.

Eric Greinke, '72 & '78

Eric Greinke, '72 & '78

Eric Greinke, '72 & '78 is a retired social worker and a full time poet/publisher.

David Bleckley, '07

David Bleckley, '07

David Bleckley, '07 took the experience he gained in Grand Valleys nonprofit management graduate program to help him start his own business.

Jermale Eddie, '03

Jermale Eddie, '03

Director of Education Innovation at the Grand Rapids Urban League. Works alongside his wife as the founder, owner, and operator of Malamiah Juice Bar at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.