Success Stories

Do you know a GVSU faculty or staff member who serves as a role model for others living a healthy lifestyle? Nominate your co worker for our next newsletter!

July 2014: Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson has worked at Grand Valley State University in the Statistics department for 20 years and currently serves as Faculty Chair. Over the years Paul learned maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult... Read more

June 2014: Barbara Brower

Barbara Brower, library specialist at Grand Valley State University, has been utilizing the Field House pool for 25 years. Her love for exercising in the pool began with a water aerobics class that was offered years prior. She continues to exercise once a week in the water to stay active and in shape; but she has also found a new love, yoga...  Read more

May 2014: Alumni Relations 

The Alumni Relations staff is top notch when it comes to embracing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Chris Barbee, Kim Schmidt, Abigayle Sloan, Alexis Rangel, Sara Sabo and Krashawn McElveen all participate in work out classes, group activities, and the Fifth Third River Bank Run. About 66 alumni, students, faculty, and staff will run or walk with the Laker for a Lifetime at the River Bank Run this year. Read More...

April 2014: Ashley McCarter

What does your pre-work routine involve? Ashley McCarter, Human Resources Secretary, pulls herself out of bed every morning to start her workout routine at 5:30a.m. Ashley began working at GVSU six months ago. However, she is not new to our Laker family. She is a 2008 Grand Valley graduate and was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area. With a high prevalence of diabetes in her family and having witnessed her own father suffer from three major strokes, Ashley took control of her health and made exercise a priority. Read More...

March 2014: Eric Garvelink

Eric Garvelink, Club Sports Coordinator and Health & Wellness ambassador, has always had a passion for staying fit and playing a variety of sports. Eric continues to play pick-up basketball as well as intramural sports here at GVSU because he enjoys the competitiveness that sports offer along with the camaraderie that builds between the people who play. However, Eric has experienced several injuries and 4 knee surgeries that made even the average workout lead to tight, sore muscles. Read More...

February 2014: Connie Dang

For Connie Dang, Director of Multicultural Affairs, exercising and eating healthy is a daily routine. “If you’re eating and sleeping every day, then exercise should be a daily routine as well.” says Connie.  Between school, work, family, and community engagement, Connie juggles a busy lifestyle, yet she is always sure to exercise at least 5 mornings a week. “Exercising in the morning gives me the energy and endurance needed in the day, and helps me sleep better at night,” explains Connie. Read More...

January 2014: Pedometer Challenge Winners

The 2013 Pedometer Challenge is all about winning prizes with your team [and getting active of course]! This year's GVSU Pedometer Challenge teams participated in the "Competitive Challenge" and the "Team Goal Challenge" with ways to win prizes for both options. We are now proud to announce the 2013 winners: Read More...

 

To view past success stories, click on one of the links below:

2013 Success Stories

2012 Success Stories

2011 Success Stories

2010 Success Stories

2009 Success Stories