Presidents' Ball set for February 007

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Grand Valley’s top agents, also known as Student Senate President Ricardo Benavidez and President Thomas J. Haas, are hosting the 27th annual Presidents’ Ball on Friday, February 7. This year’s ball will take on a James Bond 007 theme.

The event will be held at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, 303 Monroe Avenue NW. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and dancing is 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets for the dance will be available at the 20/20 Desk in Kirkhof Center for $15. The price for both the dinner and dance is $30.

Faculty and staff members will be presented with awards at the event. Kate Stoetzner, director of International Student and Scholar Services for the Padnos International Center, will receive the Laker of the Year Award; Brandon DeHaan, assistant director of the Grand Valley Police Department, will receive the President Appreciation Award; and Mary deYoung, professor of sociology, will receive the Student Award for Faculty Excellence.

Buses will run throughout the night with stops at Kirkhof Center, Mackinac Hall and DeVos Place. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Attendees cannot enter the event without tickets and must have a photo ID.

Attendees can share their photos and join the conversation with #007PresBall on social media.

For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/presidentsball or contact the Student Senate at (616) 331-2333.