Andrew Bixel

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
University Development 
Dept. Phone: 616-331-6000 


Q: Is there a driving force behind your healthy lifestyle? Was it a person in your life, a certain event, were you brought up in a healthy environment? What makes you a healthy individual?

A: I grew up on a farm so eating healthy and constantly moving was a normal aspect of life. From an early age, I ate vegetables and fruits off the vine and I have continued to eat fresh produce as much as possible. While my healthy eating habits have continued from my childhood, I have had to alter my form of exercise since I no longer live on a farm. I enjoy running and lifting weights, but I also try to stay as active as possible during the day. For me, being a healthy individual means trying to eat healthy and stay active so I will be at my best.

Q: How would you encourage another person to pursue a healthy lifestyle?

A: I encourage other individuals to pursue a healthy lifestyle by demonstrating that being active and eating healthy does not have to be difficult, inviting them to participate in GVSU Health and Wellness Challenges, and offering them words of encouragement as they begin this life changing endeavor.

Q: What activities do you engage in to reduce stress?

A: The activities I enjoy that assist in reducing my stress are walking, running, and mowing the yard.




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