Seidman Graduate Student Advisory Board

The Graduate Student Advisory Board members serve as liaisons between students and administration. Following are the names of our Advisory Board members and a little information about each of them. If you are interested in serving as a member of the GSAB, please email Claudia Bajema, Graduate Programs Director, at bajemac@gvsu.edu for more information. The Board generally solicits nominations toward the end of each semester. 

Jason Balgavy is Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor, PNC Bank. He earned a BA, Business Administration, Alma College. Jason is pursuing an MBA and is the 2015-16 Chair of the GSAB.

Frank Bastien is pursuing an MSA. He earned his BBA, Accounting and Finance, GVSU, and is a financial analyst for Kellogg. Frank is the current treasurer of the GSAB.

Abigail Boorsma earned a BA, International Relations, GVSU, and now pursuing an MBA. Abby is employed by Nucraft Furniture in Sales.

James Doub earned an MSA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a BBA, Accounting, Northwood University. He is employed as at tax analyst with Amway and is pursuing an MST. James serves as Secretary for the GSAB.

Larissa Greiner earned a BS, Allied Health Science, GVSU, and is now pursuing the MSA. She is employed by Greiner Farms, Inc. and Mike Blackmer Electric, Inc. as a payroll administrator/bookkeeper.

Tyler Kimball earned a BBA, Finance, Michigan State University. He is an accounting analyst at Challenge Manufacturing Company and is pursuing an MBA.

Trevor Koop is the FIMBA (Full-time Integrated MBA) representative on the GSAB. Trevor earned a BBA with majors in finance and economics, GVSU. He is currently a full-time student and employed in a fellowship by Consumers Energy.

Jacob Naylor is earning an MSA and is currently an intern at Sustainability Mobility and Accessibility Research Transformation (SMART). He earned a BA, Political Science, University of Michigan.

William Norkus is employed as a Lead Engineer/Technologist at General Electric-Aviation Systems. He has earned both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is earning the MBA.

Jose Rivas earned a BBA, Management, GVSU. He is currently a graduate assistant for the Seidman College and is pursuing his MBA.

Bill Selles is pursuing an MBA. He earned a BBA, Management, GVSU, and is a senior manager in Reporting & Automation for Priority Health.

Adil Shah earned a BS, Biology, University of Michigan. Adil is a full-time student, pursuing his MSA.

Patrick Sloop earned a BBA in Accounting and Finance from GVSU. He is currently pursuing his MBA. Patrick is a Senior Financial Analyst, Oncology and Pharmacy, Spectrum Health. Patrick is the immediate past chair of the GSAB.

Gabe Strickler is a senior buyer at American Seating. He earned a BA in Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University. Gabe is earning his MBA.