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MAKING A MASCOT by Nate Hoekstra photos courtesy University Archives, supplied Dan Castle as the first Great Laker. IT WAS A CHILLY JANUARY NIGHT IN 1965 WHEN THE THEN-GRAND VALLEY STATE COLLEGE'S BASKETBALL TEAM TOOK TO THE COURT AND DEFEATED THE MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEAM IN A CLOSE GAME, MARKING THE FIRST-EVER INTERCOLLEGIATE WIN FOR A GVSC TEAM. But the team jerseys that night didn't bear the name of a mascot, or even a nickname. The early colleges had no athletic identity. It would take more than three decades for the Grand Valley mascot to come to be the Louie that students and alumni know and love today. 33 Grand Valley Magazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GVMagazineSpring2016

Campus News
Athletics
Donor Impact
Q&A Faite Mack
Arts
Saddle up: professor leads research on speech therapy technique
Sustainability
Cultural competency in health care
Hot ideas and inventions
Focal Point
Research
Life before Louie: making a mascot
Alumni News

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