Five Grand Valley students placed first in The Project 2012, a Project Management Institute collegiate competition involving six Michigan colleges and universities.
Diane Kimoto Bonetti is teaching courses in public administration, nonprofit management and research methods, as well as some graduate courses. Before joining SPNHA as a tenure-track faculty member, Dr. Kimoto facilitated the Communication Workshop and Career Development Workshop for several years. Dr. Kimoto earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California with concentrations in interpersonal, organizational, and health communications. She has been a faculty member at The University of Alabama, The University of Southern California, and California State University, Long Beach. Her research and publishing interests focus on understanding how community-based initiatives serve as a coming together of everyday people, professionals, and service providers (a) to assess community needs, (b) to determine how best to deliver these needs and services to the public, (c) to advocate on behalf of their community, and (d) to serve as liaisons between community members and resource holders. Her commitment to the advancement of both public and nonprofit administration has been fueled through a background in grant writing (e.g., state, federal, and private), internship and service learning programs (e.g., American Red Cross, University of Alabama, USC, etc.), and task force partnerships in California (University-Wide AIDS Task Force), Alabama (Department of Health and West Alabama AIDS Action Coalition), and Michigan (Department of Health, and Healthy Kent 2000 and 2010). As an active participant of the Grand Rapids community, she chairs Healthy Kent 2010 and serves on their Nominating Committee, advocates on behalf of children through the United Way's Children Ready to Succeed Investment Council, assists in grant writing for the local American Red Cross chapter, and donates her consulting skills to the Veterans Outpatient Clinic. She is currently gathering materials for a grant that will culminate in a series of children's books devoted to the social issue of diversity (e.g., culture, gender, physical challenges, age, etc.). Dr. Kimoto provided the following profile information: