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Zoe Bruyn won third place at a national business competition for her idea for a bakery that employs individuals with special needs.

Business major wins $20,000 in national competition

Zoe Bruyn won third prize for her start-up idea, a bakery employing individuals with special needs.


KCON graduate makes a difference as clinical nurse leader

In her role as clinical nurse leader, Michelle Smith said she is truly making a difference.

Members of the Dizmal Dozen tailgate before the October 15, 2016 homecoming game.

The Dizzies of DII protect 40-year-old tailgating tradition

The Dizmal Dozen, a group of loyal alums, is more exciting and upbeat than their name may indicate.

Jeff Bouwman, '03, incorporates fish research into his middle school science classes through a DNR program.

Alumnus is up to something fishy

Jeff Bouwman, '03, and his middle students are part of the DNR's Sturgeon in the Classroom program.

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Students win media awards for TV, radio and news

Students working for GVTV, WCKS, and the "Lanthorn" received awards for their work at Grand Valley.

Jason Yancey with a few of the more than 200 puppets he has created.

Professor uses puppets to teach students, connect with community

Jason Yancey incorporates puppeteering into his upper-level Spanish theater and drama courses.

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Gilman Scholarship recipient connects to Polish heritage

Jennifer Polasek was able to connect to her family heritage while studying abroad in Poland.

Joshua Brewer, a police officer in Evansville, Indiana, formed Uniting Evansville.

Alumnus forms Uniting Evansville

Joshua Brewer, '07, a police officer in Evansville, Indiana, formed the group, Uniting Evansville.

Patrick Farris

Alumnus develops treatment plans as medical dosimetrist

Patrick Farris works as a medical dosimetrist at Mayo Clinic, helping patients receiving radiation.

Grand Valley students performing with the Grand Rapids Symphony's Mosaic Scholars during a February 18 concert.

Music majors work with local students to compose and perform

The original compositions were performed during a Grand Rapids Symphony concert on February 18.