News briefs

Laker alumni athletes celebrated

Valley State University will celebrate the achievements of four female Laker
alumna athletes on Saturday, Feb. 21.

celebration is titled “Celebrating Women in Sport and Physical Activity” and will
honor Lorin Cartwright, ’79; Susan Korzinek, ’83; Jill Meerman, ’88; and Anna
Tollefson, ’09.

event starts at 4 p.m. at the Alumni House before the GVSU women’s basketball
game. The $25 cost for tickets goes toward food and drinks along with a $15
donation aimed to help students.

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Campus staff member
passes away

Valley State University regrets to inform that Christine Hernandez, procurement
services assistant, passed away on Feb. 14 at the age of 50.

who lost her life to cancer, began her career at GVSU in 2004. She was known
for her efforts in the COT Development Committee as well as her volunteer work
with WGVU Public Media, the Grand Rapids Civic Theater and the Fit the Mitt
program where she served as a mentor to international students.

service for Hernandez is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at St.
Isidore Catholic Church, located at 628 Diamond Ave. Those wishing to attend a
visitation should arrive between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Faculty set to study
shipwrecked steamboats

from Grand Valley State University have planned to explore Reeds Lake in East
Grand Rapids in an effort to discover and study the remnants of steamboats S.S.
Hazel A. and S.S. Ramona.

news comes after the previous cancellation of a dive scheduled for 2014.

dive, which will be funded by the GVSU Center for Scholarly and Creative
Excellence, includes GVSU professors Mark Schwartz, Mark Gleason and Matthew

Cummins, from the marine technology program at Alpena Community College, and
Mary Dersch, from the East Grand Rapids History Room, will also take part in
the exploration.

exploration is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20.

Domino’s CEO presents at Frederik Meijer Lecture Series

latest Frederik Meijer Lecture Series at Grand Valley State University included a presentation by Patrick Doyle, president and CEO of Domino’s, at
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 inside the Loosemore Auditorium at the DeVos

Doyle presented his story in a
conversation format with WGVU’s Shelley Irwin as the moderator.

joined Domino’s as the senior vice president of marketing in 1997 before
becoming the president and CEO in 2010. Since then, Doyle has helped rejuvenate
the Domino’s brand through new recipes and revamped marketing strategies.

a result of his efforts, Doyle was honored with “Best CEO of the year” by CNBC.


Week will conclude tomorrow on Friday, Feb.20 with a Spirit Day competition
encouraging students to wear Grand Valley State University gear for prizes.

Week, which is hosted by the Future Alumni Association, is the third annual
week-long celebration dedicated to honoring the donors that helped make GVSU
possible for students.

marks the last day where students are given the opportunity to write letters of
thanks to those who donated to the campus.

are also encouraged to follow the FAA on Twitter (@FAA_GVSU) to help spread the
word. Those who follow and retweet the account are in the running for one of 50
prize packs.