School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
Graduate students are encouraged to join one or more of the following organizations recognized by Student Life. To join, go to OrgSync and register.
Healthcare Professionals Graduate Student Alliance (HPGSA)
HPGSA's purpose is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in healthcare.
- Affiliation: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
- President: William McGahan
- Faculty Adviser: Greg Cline
- Link: facebook
ICMA Graduate Student Chapter
The goals of the ICMA Graduate Student Chapter are to introduce and integrate students into local government and the management profession and familiarize students with ICMA members, resources, and policies in order to inform and accelerate their careers.
- Affiliation: International City/County Management Association
- Faculty Adviser: Neal Buckwalter and Mark Hoffman
- Links: web page; facebook
Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization
The purpose of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in the nonprofit sector.
- Affiliation: independent
- Faculty Adviser: Heather Carpenter
- Links: facebook
CCPS - International Student Group
The purpose of this organization is to promote intercultural activities and global awareness between all graduate students, specifically in the College of Community and Public Service, share best practices and development of international organizations.
- Affiliation: independent
- Faculty Adviser: Mark Hoffman
Our undergraduate student organizations are in transition. The following organizations will be active or forming in the near future.
The Project is a student-driven collaborative which emphasizes the employability of our students as they make impacts within their communities, the region, the nation, and internationally. The initiative was co-created with students to showcase their skills in communicating, solution-focused reasoning, critical thinking, and decision making. These student skills are demonstrated via the four practice (called “projects”) areas of service, learning, management, and sustainability.
Student Emergency Response Team
Student volunteers who make up this team will be trained in incident command structures, light search and rescue, and other school and community safety issues, along with earning their Red Cross Certification in first aid.
- Faculty Adviser: Quincy Williams
Paul Bonis, President, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital speaking about the importance of communication to HPGSA.
Grand Rapids City Manager Gregory Sundstrom (center) and GVSU President Thomas Hass (right) at first ICMA mixer 16-Sept-13.Rosetta Thurman (center) with officers of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization, following Thurman's 14-Oct-13 meet-and-greet with SPNHA students, faculty, and alumni.
MHA student Kyaw Zin Win introducing the film "Burma VJ" at Loosmore Auditorium on 26-Oct-13.
Jana Wallace (far right), debt and authority officer for the city of Grand Rapids, and Eric DeLong, deputy city manager for Grand Rapids, chat with students after the 7-Oct-13 economic development workshop.
Page last modified October 31, 2013