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Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08

Nate Peck, '08 is a father, husband, caregiver and now a GVSU Hall of Fame athlete.

Veronica Kirin, '09

Veronica Kirin, '09

Starting a business takes guts. Starting two nonprofits and four businesses in only a few short years? That takes something else entirely. Whatever it is, Veronica Kirin, '09 has it.

Lea, '69 & '95 and Tom, '67 Ebels

Lea, '69 & '95 and Tom, '67 Ebels

Lea and Tom Ebels are the 2015 Alumni Service Award recipients.

Jamie, '09 & Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen

Jamie, '09 & Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen

Jamie, '09 and Ramsey, '09 Gilbertsen are the CEO and owners of Fry Nation, a french fry stand located in RiverTown Crossing shopping mall in Grandville, Michigan.

Uri Ormsby, '04

Uri Ormsby, '04

Uri Ormsby, '04 is the chief financial officer for the Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

Brad Wallar

Brad Wallar

Brad Wallar is an associate professor in the Chemistry Department at Grand Valley State University. He has been a member of the GVSU faculty since 2003. Wallar was the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award.

Noreen Myers, '72

Noreen Myers, '72

Noreen Myers, '72 has been a sole practitioner specializing in employment law since 1999. She is the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Dustin Foster, '03

Dustin Foster, '03

Dustin Foster is a partner, editor, and colorist for Chop & Hue of Grand Rapids.

Geoffrey Gresk, '01

Geoffrey Gresk, '01

Geoffrey Gresk, '01 is the Dean of Students for the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.

Victor Sultana, '08

Victor Sultana, '08

Victor Sultana is the program marketing manager for Herman Miller, Inc. and the owner of Victor Axe + Tool in Grand Rapids.