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Kris Drake

Health Administration

Class Year:

Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Current Position and Employer:
Director of Operations, Access Health Inc., Muskegon, Michigan

Why did you choose to attend Grand Valley?
Grand Valley State University offers world-class education, small class sizes, broad service-learning and extracurricular opportunities, affordable yet competitive tuition and a strong sense of community.

What was the highlight of your Grand Valley experience?
It was a collection of experiences that made my education all the more valuable. I enjoyed discussions and debates with classmates, building relationships with GVSU faculty and staff, volunteering at every opportunity on and off-campus, and lastly, graduation day.

How have you benefited from Grand Valley's liberal education foundation?
A GVSU liberal education foundation exposed me to the limitless opportunities that collectively make up the human experience. Grand Valley's liberal education training prepared me well for interaction with a world that is constantly evolving and full of diverse people and opportunities, which will help me achieve my full potential as a student of life.

How has Grand Valley helped you achieve your goals?
GVSU offers continuing education opportunities for professionals seeking to develop new skills and stay abreast with leading edge research and practices in their respective professions. To this end, I will continue to utilize GVSU's resources to excel in my professional life.

What advice would you give to prospective students?
Start taking your education seriously on day one. Go above and beyond the classroom and challenge yourself at every opportunity. Learn and try to master the art of networking.

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