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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!

August 2016: Pam and Clark Wells

Pam and Clark Wells are professors in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University. Pam primarily teaches mathematics courses for future elementary teachers, focusing on both content and pedagogy, while Clark teaches primarily calculus and advanced courses for mathematics majors. Both are involved on campus. Read more

July 2016: 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 trend. After careful thought and consideration... Read more

June 2016: 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. Read more

April 2016: 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... The winners of the challenge are now revealed! Congratulations Robyn Toth, Lisa Surman-Haight, and Alexianna Mundy! Read more

March 2016: 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. Read more

February 2016: 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. Read more

January 2016: Scott Grissom

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


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2015 Success Stories

2014 Success Stories

2013 Success Stories

2012 Success Stories

2011 Success Stories

2010 Success Stories