GVSU to honor first African American graduate

James Moore, the first African-American student to graduate from Grand Valley State University, will address the GVSU community with his insights and advice on Feb. 5. The event, “Pioneering Pathways for Students of Color,” will be hosted by the Division of Inclusion and Equity and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House. The event will precede the annual faculty convocation where the first Burch, Jacobs and Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award will be presented. The award is in honor of Moore and his Class of 1967 classmates, Annie Jacobs and Joan Burch. The award is sponsored by the Faculty Teaching Learning Center. Those interested in attending should send an RSVP email to [email protected] by the end of today.