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Alumni Day at the Meadows was a huge success! Thank you to those who came out last weekend for a beautiful day on the co...
07/20/2019

Alumni Day at the Meadows was a huge success! Thank you to those who came out last weekend for a beautiful day on the course and delicious dinner. We hope to see you next year️️🏌

More Photos 📸: gvsu.edu/alumni/meadowsgallery

Fun Fact Friday💡: In just ONE DAY during move in week, nearly 2,500 LAKERS move in to their homes away from home. Our...
07/19/2019

Fun Fact Friday💡: In just ONE DAY during move in week, nearly 2,500 LAKERS move in to their homes away from home. Our volunteers are vital to getting the job done!

Can't make it in the morning? No problem! The day is split into two 2-hour shifts to accommodate for crazy summer schedules. Sign up now at gvsu.edu/alumni/movein ⚓️🏘

Last week the Football Alumni Chapter held their 38th annual Football Alumni Golf Outing. Thank you to everyone who came...
07/18/2019

Last week the Football Alumni Chapter held their 38th annual Football Alumni Golf Outing. Thank you to everyone who came out for some fun in the sun ️⛳️☀️

Check out more photos and upcoming events at gvsu.edu/alumni/football

Happy World Emoji Day! Our favorite emoji is the anchor (⚓️). Have one you use alot? Let us know in the comments ⬇...
07/17/2019

Happy World Emoji Day! Our favorite emoji is the anchor (⚓️). Have one you use alot? Let us know in the comments ⬇️

Calling all northwest area alumni 🗣: It's your turn for baseball, friends, and fun! Watch the Detroit Tigers and Seat...
07/16/2019

Calling all northwest area alumni 🗣: It's your turn for baseball, friends, and fun! Watch the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners go head-to-head NEXT WEEK, July 28th at T-Mobile Park. There's even a meet up before the game for lunch and drinks 🍻

Visit gvsu.edu/alumni/seattle or see our events for more details ⚓️⚾️

Love to travel?! Sign up for your alumni association membership card and receive special travel and lodging discounts. L...
07/15/2019

Love to travel?! Sign up for your alumni association membership card and receive special travel and lodging discounts. Learn more: gvsu.edu/alumni/membership

Thank you to the almost 200 alumni who made it out to the Founders Rooftop for Lakers at the Whitecaps! Now let’s play...
07/10/2019

Thank you to the almost 200 alumni who made it out to the Founders Rooftop for Lakers at the Whitecaps! Now let’s play ball! ⚓️⚾️

Do you know an alumnus or alumna who excels in their chosen profession and reflects favorably upon themselves, their com...
07/09/2019

Do you know an alumnus or alumna who excels in their chosen profession and reflects favorably upon themselves, their community, and Grand Valley? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award! 🏆

More information including award criteria and nomination form can be found at gvsu.edu/alumni/awards

An interest in rocks grew into a passion at GVSU for an alumnus who now leads geology efforts for the State of Michigan ...
07/09/2019
Alumnus leads geology efforts for State of Michigan

An interest in rocks grew into a passion at GVSU for an alumnus who now leads geology efforts for the State of Michigan ⚓

Adam Wygant, '93, holds a key position in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

Do you remember your move-in day? Join us in Allendale on August 19th as we welcome our newest Lakers to their home-away...
07/08/2019

Do you remember your move-in day? Join us in Allendale on August 19th as we welcome our newest Lakers to their home-away-from-home! For more information on how you can help, go to gvsu.edu/alumni/movein ⚓️📚

Today we celebrate FREEDOM! Happy Independence Day, Lakers 🇺🇸💙
07/04/2019

Today we celebrate FREEDOM! Happy Independence Day, Lakers 🇺🇸💙

Join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest Laker for a Lifetime, President Philomena V. Mantella, as she begins her ...
07/01/2019

Join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest Laker for a Lifetime, President Philomena V. Mantella, as she begins her first day on campus! ⚓️

GVSU Police Academy students continued a tradition of community service by distributing LED light bulbs and crime preven...
06/30/2019
Police Academy students help light up Grand Rapids neighborhoods

GVSU Police Academy students continued a tradition of community service by distributing LED light bulbs and crime prevention brochures to residents in Grand Rapids' West Side neighborhoods.

A total of 960 LED light bulbs were handed out 👏

Police Academy students distributed LED light bulbs and crime prevention information to residents.

06/28/2019
Grand Valley State University

Insights from past GV Presidents for Incoming President Philomena Mantella. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry...💙

Once a Grand Valley President, always a GVSU President. 💙

Hear the advice (and a very important question) past GVSU presidents have for Incoming President Philomena Mantella. 👇

Like their page or visit gvsu.edu/fallarts for more info!
06/28/2019

Like their page or visit gvsu.edu/fallarts for more info!

Save the date! 📅 Join us this year during the Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley State University.

Art - September 12, 2019
Music - September 23, 2019
Poetry - October 3, 2019
Dance - October 28, 2019
Lecture - November 5, 2019
Holiday Concert - December 2, 2019

Enriching the Arts and Humanity in West Michigan. #GVFallArts

The Sustainable Agriculture Project is just one of the ways Lakers seek to lead a sustainable lifestyle on campus and in...
06/27/2019
Take Action - Office of Sustainability Practices - Grand Valley State University

The Sustainable Agriculture Project is just one of the ways Lakers seek to lead a sustainable lifestyle on campus and in the community. We need your help to expand these sustainability practices to your community 🌎🌱⬇️

Education provides us with the knowledge and critical thinking we need to be better global citizens. Education plays an integral role in building a more sustainable community on two levels. First, a liberal education provides the broad perspective that helps people understand the world and its nee...

It’s hard to believe, but we’re approaching the last few days of Haas’ presidency! Let’s send him and Marcia a l...
06/27/2019

It’s hard to believe, but we’re approaching the last few days of Haas’ presidency! Let’s send him and Marcia a little love. 💙 Share a favorite memory or selfie. Give to the Tom and Marcia Haas Power of 10 Endowed Scholarship (http://gvsu.edu/s/14D). Or simply shout out your thanks for all they’ve done for GVSU. ⚓

GVSU Lakers
06/24/2019
GVSU Lakers

GVSU Lakers

NEWS: Five Lakers earn GLIAC Spring Commissioner's Award honors for 2019. In total, ten GVSU student-athletes earn Commissioner's Award in 2018-19 academic year. #AnchorUp

Carillonneurs from around the world will fill GVSU's Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses with music this summer during t...
06/22/2019
Concert series to feature carillonneurs from around the world in a milestone season

Carillonneurs from around the world will fill GVSU's Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses with music this summer during the annual concert series.

First concert is tomorrow! A full list of dates can be found in the article ⬇️

The annual concert series this year marks 25 years of performances at the Cook Carillon Tower.

"While your time as President may be coming to an end, your legacy and impact will forever live on." - Congressman Bill ...
06/21/2019
President Haas recognized by Congressman Huizenga

"While your time as President may be coming to an end, your legacy and impact will forever live on." - Congressman Bill Huizenga

Haas was honored for 13 years of service at Grand Valley in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House.

Happy National Selfie Day, Lakers! Have you been lucky enough to snag a selfie with T.Haas? 📱💙
06/21/2019

Happy National Selfie Day, Lakers! Have you been lucky enough to snag a selfie with T.Haas? 📱💙

You never know what sort of connections can be made at our alumni events! Three years ago Lauren and Jim Boehler met at ...
06/20/2019

You never know what sort of connections can be made at our alumni events! Three years ago Lauren and Jim Boehler met at a Detroit event in celebration of T.Haas being at the university for 10 years. Now that he is retiring, the MARRIED couple attended his final reception in Detroit to tell him their story ⚓️💍

Almost 500 donors gather at the dedication of the Jamie Hosford Football Center tonight! Jamie Hosford became the first ...
06/19/2019

Almost 500 donors gather at the dedication of the Jamie Hosford Football Center tonight!

Jamie Hosford became the first athlete in Grand Valley history to receive 12 varsity letters and win All-American honors in two sports. ⚓️

He remains the most decorated athlete at Grand Valley, lettering in football, wrestling, golf, baseball, and track. He passed away in 2014 after a two-year battle with cancer.

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06/19/2019
The new Jamie Hosford Football Center is being dedicated today! 🏈 It’s a championship level building designed to de...
06/19/2019

The new Jamie Hosford Football Center is being dedicated today! 🏈

It’s a championship level building designed to develop the student and the athlete, while helping with GVSU recruitment efforts.

More space, a training and rehab room for all athletes, and a study lounge are just a few of the improved features in this new facility.

Help connect fellow alumni, share Grand Valley news and events, and encourage others to give back. Become an Alumni Cham...
06/18/2019

Help connect fellow alumni, share Grand Valley news and events, and encourage others to give back. Become an Alumni Champion! Find out how at gvsu.edu/giving/ac. 🏆

Join me in welcoming "Louie" the Little Free Library to the Allegan community! As a part of Community Outreach Week in M...
06/17/2019

Join me in welcoming "Louie" the Little Free Library to the Allegan community!

As a part of Community Outreach Week in March, Allegan area alumni helped create and paint Little Free Libraries as a part of the county-wide Allegan Early Learning Initiative. Visit "Louie" to borrow or donate a book today! ⚓️📚

Happy Father's Day, Lakers! ⚓️💙 Are you a Laker Dad? Have a favorite memory with your Dad on campus? Comment belo...
06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day, Lakers! ⚓️💙 Are you a Laker Dad? Have a favorite memory with your Dad on campus? Comment below ⬇️

Happy PRIDE month! Connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni through our LGBT Alumni Chapter: gvsu.edu/...
06/14/2019

Happy PRIDE month! Connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni through our LGBT Alumni Chapter: gvsu.edu/alumni/lgbt 🌎🏳️‍🌈

06/13/2019
GV Engineering & Innovation Design Center

See how Grand Valley Engineering students have partnered with Lincoln Developmental Center to create power mobility devices for young people with disabilities. “It’s a rewarding project to be a part of.”

Learn more ➡️ gvsu.edu/giving/engineeringidc/.

Alumnus Thomas Bell, Ph.D., was a guest speaker on our campus this week. Our alumni have amazing stories and great advic...
06/12/2019

Alumnus Thomas Bell, Ph.D., was a guest speaker on our campus this week. Our alumni have amazing stories and great advice to pass along to current students. Interested in sharing your story? Visit gvsu.edu/alumni/speakers to learn more 🗣

Alumni reflect on their personal connections to retiring President Thomas J. Haas, whether it was receiving career advic...
06/11/2019
Alumni connect, reflect on time with President Haas

Alumni reflect on their personal connections to retiring President Thomas J. Haas, whether it was receiving career advice, tips while on the softball field, or a friendly hello at an event ⚓️

"His greatest attribute was his ability to make everyone he touched feel special.” - Bishop Dennis J. McMurray '85

Alumni reflect on their personal connections with President Haas.

Have you received your alumni membership card yet?! As a lifetime member of the Alumni Association you have access to gr...
06/10/2019

Have you received your alumni membership card yet?! As a lifetime member of the Alumni Association you have access to great services and discounts. Learn more at: gvsu.edu/alumni/membership

Who’s your best friend? Did you meet through Grand Valley? 😊
06/08/2019

Who’s your best friend? Did you meet through Grand Valley? 😊

🎶 Let me tell you about my best friend. 🎶 #NationalBestFriendDay

As a Grand Valley graduate, you are automatically a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. Find ways to stay informe...
06/07/2019

As a Grand Valley graduate, you are automatically a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. Find ways to stay informed, get involved, give back, and have Laker pride on our welcome page: gvsu.edu/alumni/welcome 👋

Detroit area alumni gathering in Southfield tonight to say thank you to President and Mrs. Haas. Thank you to all who at...
06/07/2019

Detroit area alumni gathering in Southfield tonight to say thank you to President and Mrs. Haas. Thank you to all who attended.

Grand Valley State University
06/05/2019
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Leaders on the playing field and in the community: GVSU Lakers student athletes raise money to help Make-A-Wish Michigan grant wishes. #GVLakerEffect 🌟

President Haas shares at this evening’s Enrichment Dinner that the original Laker Effect campaign goal of $85 million ...
06/05/2019
Leaders announce Laker Effect Campaign goal extended

President Haas shares at this evening’s Enrichment Dinner that the original Laker Effect campaign goal of $85 million has been exceeded. Great work, Lakers! 👏

The university will continue toward a new goal of $100 million or more by the end of the campaign in 2020.

Original goal was exceeded one year before end of campaign.

Tonight we celebrate our most loyal donors to Grand Valley. Thank you, Lakers! 💙
06/04/2019

Tonight we celebrate our most loyal donors to Grand Valley. Thank you, Lakers! 💙

Enrichment Dinner is tonight! 🎉 It's Grand Valley's annual celebration of giving and we just love thanking our donors...
06/04/2019

Enrichment Dinner is tonight! 🎉

It's Grand Valley's annual celebration of giving and we just love thanking our donors at this fun event.

It's because of Laker generosity that Grand Valley can create opportunities and change student lives. 👏

Grand Valley State University
06/04/2019
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

The Rapid's new Laker Line will begin running in August 2020, replacing the current Route 50 and connecting the Allendale Campus to downtown Grand Rapids. 🚍

There's still time to sign up! Join the Traverse City Alumni Club to cheer on Laker athlete Christian Faust at the Pit S...
06/02/2019

There's still time to sign up! Join the Traverse City Alumni Club to cheer on Laker athlete Christian Faust at the Pit Spitters this Friday, June 7th! Visit gvsu.edu/alumni/tc for more info ⚓️⚾️

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