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Grand Valley State University

Battle of the Valleys 2013

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Join the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center as we again help to raise funds for the Battle of the Valleys Challenge. Since 2007, our office has collected/donated over $1000 to the BOTV! 

Beginning Monday November 11th through Friday November 15th we will be a collection point for donations toward this worthy cause. Donations made in the advising center will be matched up to $100. We have been challenged to collect $1 for every faculty and staff member in the college...help us make that happen!

What is Battle of the Valleys?

Battle of the Valleys (BOTV) has become a long-standing tradition at Grand Valley State University. It works to create a connection between students, alumni, local businesses, and the surrounding community through a friendly competition between our school and our rival, Saginaw Valley State University. The competition helps to develop a sense of pride and gets our students to unite behind a great cause. Each university picks their own local charity to raise money for the week prior to the football game between GVSU and SVSU

CCPS Student's NPO selected as this year's beneficiary

The organization selected this year to receive GVSU's donations is SPORTS (Students Providing Opportunities and Recreation Through Sports) an organization created by GVSU junior Tyler Kinch who is pursuing an Athletic Training major with a Nonprofit Administration minor!

This organization's goal is to bring sports to children and through these experiences allow kids to take home positive values such as self confidence, motivation and acceptance that will ultimately better shape who they are as they move through adulthood.

Get the official T-Shirt!

Join the staff of the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center by wearing the official t-shirt of this year's BOTV on Friday November 15th. The shirts cost just $10 in the bookstore and the money raised through shirt sales goes toward the BOTV challenge.


En Route to a Career in Social Work

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November 13th 3-4:30pm
218C DeVos Center
(Pew Campus)

This session is specifically designed for first and second year Social Work majors or any student interested in learning more about this major.

During this informational session students will learn more about the Social Work major, have an opportunity to meet faculty, current program students, and an academic advisor and receive more information about the program entrance requirements, the application timeline, the social work field, and the available job opportunities.  This is an important first step on the pathway to a career in Social Work. RSVPs required


Early Alert Initiative: Midterm Contact

Midterm Grade Contact

On October  17th the staff of the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center made contact with over 300 CCPS students who received a university midterm grade report. These reports are made available in myBanner to every student who has earned less than 25 college credits or is on academic review. Our contact is to prompt students to review their midterm grades, provide information about our advising services and workshops, inform them of policies and deadlines, and to provide general outreach for those students who may be struggling academically at this point in the semester.

College of Community & Public Service Majors (Aggregate)

331 students received midterm grades

  • 114 students had 3.00 or better
  •   81 students had 2.50-2.99
  •   60 students had 2.00-2.49
  •   76 students had below a 2.00

Save the Date: 6th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

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December 5th
218C DeVos Center
(Pew Campus)

The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center cordially invites you to our 6th Annual Holiday Extravaganza held in our office. Please join the staff of the advising center for an abundance of food and friendship as the semester comes to an end! More information coming soon - watch  your email box for a virtually engraved invitation!

Eighth Annual Majors Fair a Success!

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Faculty and Staff from CCPS units joined with representatives from across the university at GVSU's Eighth Annual Academic Majors Fair. Faculty, staff, students and alumni from every academic department were on hand to talk about the academic program, experiences, and careers with undecided students, students transitioning from other programs, and those looking to add another major or minor. Over 425 students attended this event! Thank you for representing CCPS and helping to make this event a success!

Marie Espinoza speaks with a possible CJ Major

SCJ alumna Marie Espinoza speaks with students about the CJ major.

Prof. Allison Adams and current students speak with prospective students

Professor Allison Adams and current students Amanda Baarman and Allison Bowe share information about the HTM program.

Scott Berlin, Brittani Anderson and potential SW majors

Professor Scott Berlin and SW alumna Brittani Anderson share information about the SW degree.

Bill Hudson speaks with a student

SCJ alumnus Bill Hudson shares his experience with a student.

Shawntain Jenkins and a student

Shawntain Jenkins, an alumna of SPNHA shared some of her experiences with a student.

Quincy Williams and a student

Quincy Williams, SPNHA Undergraduate Program Coordinator, speaks with a prospective student.