Don '67 and Diane '67 Paton

Established in 2009 by Pioneer Class graduates Don ‘67 and Diane ’67 Paton whose involvement with Grand Valley State University (GVSU) began with Diane being the first student admitted, and continues through the 50th anniversary celebration. Don and Diane continue to serve on the Alumni Association board in alternating terms.; Don served as President of the alumni association for five years. Their son Greg became an alum in 2002. This scholarship will continue the family’s legacy and assist students who are adding a credential in entrepreneurship to their portfolio.