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The Staff of the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising

Jennifer Getting Jameslyn
Director

Jen serves as the Director for the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and her MA in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies from The University of Iowa. Jen enjoys building connections with students, supporting them in reaching their goals, and challenging them to make the most of their time as a Laker through all the opportunities GVSU offers to experience new places and perspectives.

Outside of work, Jen is a busy mom, a gardener, a reader, a hiker, a camper and a lover of all cheeses and desserts. She’s been known to binge watch Marvel: Agents of Shield on Netflix when her kids are asleep. She’s a Grand Rapids native who loves all that the city and West Michigan have to offer.

Anita Benes
Office Coordinator
Anita serves as the Office Coordinator for the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising. She graduated from MCC with an Associate's Degree and transferred to GVSU earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She lives in Grand Haven and is an amateur musician. Anita is a member of the West Michigan Concert Winds, the Holland American Legion Band and the Shoreline Symphony Orchestra. She has been on four International tours with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and attends the adult camp session. She likes to run to stay healthy and participates in races each year. Anita has held a variety of jobs, working in senior centers, as a lab tech for a power company and in educational office settings before coming to GVSU. She enjoys working with GVSU students and her greatest joy is to encourage and watch students succeed!

Justin Schnurer
Graduate Assistant

"I received my Bachelor of Arts in history, as well as a Minor in biology from Oakland University in December 2015.  I am currently pursuing my Master's in Adult and Higher Education as part of the College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) program. 

I discovered my passion for student affairs and social justice while working for Housing and Undergraduate Admissions at Oakland University.  I am excited to be joining the team of the Brooks College of Integrative Learning and helping students to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 

I am from the small farm town of Richmond, Michigan, where I used to coach middle and high school football.  I have a wide range of interests that include sports such as football and rugby, playing my guitars, history, marine biology, volunteering at the Grand Rapids Pride Center, and using movie references in every day conversation."

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Justin Schnurer

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