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Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University, or GVSU, is a university in the U.S. state of Michigan with two main locations: one in Allendale, and one in Grand Rapids. It also has facilities in Muskegon, Holland, and Traverse City.

Grand Valley State University was founded as Grand Valley State College in 1960 and is primarily a four-year teaching institution. However, it does have graduate programs and performs some original research work. 22,063 students were enrolled in GVSU as of 2004.

It has a large health professions program that includes professions like nursing, physician's assistant, physical therapy and pre-med, which attracts many students. It recently added a new health professions building to its Grand Rapids campus.

The GVSU American football team was Division II champions two years in a row (2002 and 2003).

The School of Communications runs a Summer Film Project, which started in 1998.

James Zumberge was the college's first president. Arend Lubbers served as president from the late 1960's until his retirement in 2001. Mark Murray is currently the president of GVSU.

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