About Us

What is your mission?

As a department of the Office of Student Life, the Laker Traditions team carries a simple mission to foster community at Grand Valley State University and wants students to feel like active, engaged members of the Laker family. Whether it's joining us at one of our monthly traditions, or enjoying a Laker Weekends event, we want you to know you're a Laker for a Lifetime.

What is your purpose? What events do you host?

Laker Traditions was developed to align all of Grand Valley's traditions under one programming body to streamline their planning processes and to create opportunities for undergraduate students get involved with more campus programming. Traditions oversees the coordination of the Laker for a Lifetime Kickoff, Founder's Day, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Battle of the Valleys, Sibs N Kids Weekend, Presidents' Ball, Intercultural Festival, and the newest tradition at Grand Valley, ExtravaGRANDza.


Zach Morford

Zach Morford

Overall Chair

As the Overall Chair, Zach is responsible for supervising all of the coordinators on the Laker Traditions team. His mission is to ensure each tradition is planned and executed flawlessly for the entire year.


Amy

Amy Hallochak

Promotions Coordinator

Promotions and social media are on-going tasks for our coordinator. Amy is responsible for ensuring that each and every student on Grand Valley's campus knows about every tradition happening this year. 


Sean

Sean O'Melia

Laker Weekends Coordinator

As Laker Weekends Coordinator, it is Sean's job to find and create events for students to partake in on the weekends. "The purpose of this lasting tradition is to help students feel connected to Grand Valley, as well as offer a way for them to have fun and relieve stress."


Marissa

Marissa Pulsipher

Core Team Assistant


Caitlin

Family Weekend

Caitlin Perlotto - Coordinator (Left)

 

Brandon

Homecoming

Brandon Fitzgerald - Coordinator (Left)

Amy Hallochak - Coordinator (Right)

Amy


 

Founders Day

Lois Rosinski - Assistant (Right)

Lois


Bethan

Battle of the Valleys

Bethan Angell - Coordinator (Left)

Brandi Barno - Assistant (Right)

Brandi


Ashley

Sibs N Kids

Ashley Grzywacz - Coordinator (Left)

Nicole Gustin - Assistant (Right)

Nicole


Emma

Presidents' Ball

Emma Moulton - Coordinator (Left)

Terrell Couch - Assistant (Right)

Terrell


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ExtravaGRANDza

Darcy Sempert - Coordinator (Left)

Marisa Riddle - Assistant (Right)

Marisa


Jeff

Graduate Assistants

Jeff Gibson - Advisor (Left)

Sam Lampe - Advisor (Right)

Sam