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Angela Amerson

Angela Amerson

Academic Coordinator in Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences at Grand Valley, used to weigh over 340 lbs. When she was young, she continually struggled with her weight and as she grew older she maintained a heavier frame, and continued the upward weight tren

MarcQus Wright

MarcQus Wright

Director of TRiO Student Support services, started working in the Housing Department at Grand Valley in 2005. A positive man with a healthy mindset, MarcQus maintains his healthy mindset by practicing mindfulness.

Financial IQ Winners

Financial IQ Winners

The GVSU Human Resources Health & Wellness teamed up with TIAA-CREF to host the Save Up Your Savings Challenge during the month of February... Congratulations Robyn Toth, Lisa Surman-Haight, and Alexianna Mundy!

Kathleen Vanderveen

Kathleen Vanderveen

Many people think they will never need to worry about eldercare. They make the plans to care for their parents themselves, saying they would never place them in a nursing home. But plans can change, at least they did for Kathleen VanderVeen.

Kristina Mack

Kristina Mack

Though she prides herself on being a student, GVSU chemistry professor, and a mother, Kristina Mack is more than what others can see and, at times, more than she can see herself.

Scott Grissom

Scott Grissom

Scott Grissom, Professor of Computer Science at Grand Valley since 1999, attributes much of his success in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to Grand Valleys health coaching service which he has been participating in for five years.

Lanya Tran

Lanya Tran

Just two years ago, Lanya Tran joined Grand Valleys Student Accounts Department as an accounting clerk. Her son, Dexter, was turning one, and she was looking for a way to reduce the stress that came with being a working mom.

Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews

At 50, Daniel Matthews, a classroom behavioral specialists in the Charter Schools Office, ran his fifth, and last, marathon. Now 62, though he stayed active his whole life, he says he never really enjoyed the process. Last year, however, something changed

Mary Eilleen Lyon

Mary Eilleen Lyon

Committing to daily or weekly exercise can be challenging, but Mary Eilleen Lyon, associate vice president for University Communications, makes it work.

Steven de Polo

Steven de Polo

Steven de Polo is a family man with three daughters, two of which, Qi Qi and Lourdie, still live with him and his wife, Caroline. Steven strives to spend as much time with his family being active as he can because he wants to teach his daughters...