Maxine M. Swanson Living Center
There are 11 suite-style living centers named for Grand Valley Board of Trustees members Richard M. DeVos, Icie Macy Hoobler, Paul A. Johnson, William A. Kirkpatrick, Arnold C. Ott, Robert C. Pew, William F. Pickard, Bill & Sally Seidman, Dale Stafford, Maxine M. Swanson, and Ella Koeze Weed. All the buildings are divided into suites consisting of two double-bed rooms and a bath.
Swanson Living Center is dedicated to Maxine Swanson who served on the Grand Valley State University Board of Control from 1981-1990. Hailing from Alma, Michigan, Ms. Swanson was a nurse and administrator at Gratiot Community Hospital and very active in civis affairs. Maxine Swanson was born October 7, 1927 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Though raised and educated near Dearborn, Michigan, she returned to her native Wisconsin to attend Lawrence College, in Appleton, Wisconsin. She earned degrees as a Licensed Practical Nurse, 1965 and a Certified Medical Assistant in 1972. Ms. Swanson was employed as Patient Care Coordinator repsonsible for initiating programs to comply with DHEW regulations on utilization revew and medical audits and finally as Executive Assistant to the President and director of Clinical data at the Gratiot Community Hospital. Maxine Swanson was very active with the GOP in her county. She began her service as a precinct delegate, then on to the Gratiot County executive Committee, and Chairman of the President Ford campaign. She actively campaigned for Milliken, Nixon, Griffin, Reagan-Bush, Cederberg and numerous state senators and representatives. Other activites included the League of Women Voters, Coalition to Women's Assembly, Michgian Republican Women's Task Forse, Gratiot County United Way Campaign Committee, Alma Symphony Board of Directors, Alma Business and Professional Women, Board of Directors, Michigan Society for Mental Health and the Sierra Club.
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