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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.

Garry VonMyhr, '10 & Jordan Notenbaum, '10

Garry VonMyhr, '10 & Jordan Notenbaum, '10

VonMyhr and Notenbaum own Genius Phone Repair in West Michigan.

Jeff Kilarski, '94

Jeff Kilarski, '94

Jeff Kilarski is a senior account manager for Pon Companies and an avid cyclist for type one diabetes.

Linda Scott, '95

Linda Scott, '95

Linda Scott earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Michigan State University in 1979.

Dr. Kevin Lehnert

Dr. Kevin Lehnert

Dr. Kevin D. Lehnert is Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Curtis, '85 & Christy, '85 Holt

Curtis, '85 & Christy, '85 Holt

The Holts have been affiliated with Grand Valley since their respective freshman years, and have maintained high levels of loyalty, support, and pride in the University for more than 25 years.