After Elizabeth Amante, ’75 graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in social relations, arts, and media, she became the first public relations director at Grand Rapids Community College (then Grand Rapids Junior College). She also worked as a reporter, freelance writer, and senior public relations analyst before establishing a partnership at Amante & Novosad, Inc. and later Elizabeth Amante Heys Consulting. Her clients included Re-Deux Furniture and the Pediatric and Adult Asthma Network of West Michigan as well as others in the Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Indianapolis regions.
Amante has volunteered and held a board membership with D.A. Blodgett Services. She has also been a member of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and been honored with such recognition as Outstanding Baby Boomer by Grand Rapids Magazine and the Silver Anvil Award, a national recognition for public relations achievement.
Amante currently works as the development manager for the Grand Rapids Public Museum. She and husband, Robert Heys live in Ada.