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Alan Peterson, '14

Alan Peterson, '14

Alan Peterson, '14, the winner of the 2015 River Bank Run 10K and 5K is making great strides in his running career.. and he's just getting started.

Meghan Burke, '02

Meghan Burke, '02

Named a 40 Under 40 Professor who Inspires, Meghan Burke, '02 is a professor and author tirelessly fighting against social injustice.

Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14

Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14

With an eloquent open Facebook letter, Adriana Almanza, '10 & '14 let her voice for social change be heard around the world.

Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08 is a father, husband, caregiver and now a GVSU Hall of Fame athlete.

Veronica Kirin, '09

Veronica Kirin, '09

Starting a business takes guts. Starting two nonprofits and four businesses in only a few short years? That takes something else entirely. Whatever it is, Veronica Kirin, '09 has it.

Lea, '69 & '95 and Tom, '67 Ebels

Lea, '69 & '95 and Tom, '67 Ebels

Lea and Tom Ebels are the 2015 Alumni Service Award recipients.

Jamie, '09 & Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen

Jamie, '09 & Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen

Jamie, '09 and Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen are the CEO and owners of Fry Nation, a french fry stand located in RiverTown Crossing shopping mall in Grandville, Michigan.

Uri Ormsby, '04

Uri Ormsby, '04

Uri Ormsby, '04 is the chief financial officer for the Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

Brad Wallar

Brad Wallar

Brad Wallar is an associate professor in the Chemistry Department at Grand Valley State University. He has been a member of the GVSU faculty since 2003. Wallar was the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award.

Noreen Myers, '72

Noreen Myers, '72

Noreen Myers, '72 has been a sole practitioner specializing in employment law since 1999. She is the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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