Student Undergraduate Advisory Board Conference
Members of the Dean’s Student Undergraduate Advisory Board hosted a student leadership conference September 23-25, 2011.The students covered topics from sustainability, inclusion and equity, to building a better business school.
Undergraduate Programs Staff
Megan M. Koeman is a Graduate Assistant in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Megan earned a B.A. in History from GVSU, an M.A. in Public History from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and is currently pursing an M.S. in Accounting. She worked as a Museum Tech Intern for the National Park Service at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, MT and as a Collections Intern for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, where she also met her fiancé. Megan is an avid sports fan and created an emphasis in Sports History for her M.A. program. She enjoys running, golfing, playing tennis, hiking, and loves watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Lions, and Pistons. Megan hopes to combine her passion for museums, sports, and accounting into a career as a Director of Collections for a sportshall of fame or museum.
Laura Gentry is a Graduate Assistant in the Undergraduate Program Office. Laura earned a B.A. in English from Michigan Technological University and is currently pursuing an MBA. During her undergraduate years in the Upper Peninsula, Laura enjoyed camping, hiking to waterfalls, and basking in the U.P. snowstorms. She currently lives in Zeeland with her husband, two children, and a dog. When she isn’t traveling all over the world, Laura enjoys downhill skiing, baking and decorating cakes, speaking German, and moonlighting as Supermom!
Marianne Fisher is an Academic Advisor in the Seidman College of Business. She is the transfer specialist in the Undergraduate Program Office. Marianne earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at GVSU and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. She has been with GVSU since 2003 and values the knowledge and experience she gained working in the Registrar’s Office and the Student Academic Success Center. She has been a part of the Seidman Undergraduate Student Services team since 2008. Born and raised on Michigan’s east side, she moved to West Michigan for school and loved it so much she stayed. Marianne loves to road trip to new places, which can include a four hour weekend drive to nowhere in particular. She also enjoys sharing her love of live music with friends and family.
Barb Hackley is the Advising Program Assistant in the Undergraduate Program Office. Barb earned a B.A. in Recreation Administration at Bethany College in Kansas. Barb has been at Grand Valley for 24 years and has been in the Seidman Undergraduate Advising Office for the past 11 years. Prior to working in Seidman, she worked in the Student Academic Success Center and the Registrar’s Office. In her free time, she enjoys jogging and reading a good book. Growing up with five brothers and having three sons I have always been an avid sports fan. Go Lakers!
Claire Harrison is an Office Coordinator for Seidman Undergraduate Programs. Claire earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from GVSU, and is currently working towards an M.P.A. in Urban Planning. As part of her undergraduate studies she lived in Florence, Italy for one year, and has traveled to many other countries. In her free time Claire knits, enjoys the outdoors up north, and tries to be an active member of the Grand Rapids community. Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, she now calls Grand Rapids home.
Tami Kraker is an Academic Advisor/Internship Coordinator in the Undergraduate Program Office. Tami earned a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership both from Grand Valley State University. Before joining the Seidman College of Business, Tami served as an adjunct advisor in the Student Academic Success Center where she supported the Freshman Academy Program and international students. Tami has been a Michigander all her life but enjoys any and all opportunities to travel and explore the United States and beyond. As a pastime, she paints acrylics on canvas ever since she took an introductory art course. Baking is another of her hobbies, and her cake ball creation has won awards.
Matthew Van Ryn
Bio coming soon!
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