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Ariel Arnold

Ariel Arnold, Program Advisor

Ariel Arnold currently serves as a Program Advisor for TRiO Student Support Services. Ariel graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Africana Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership from Western Michigan University. During her time at Western Michigan University, Ariel provided project support for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Healing Planning Grant for academic success and school readiness, advised and mentored students in the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, and competed as a Division 1 student-athlete for the women’s track and field team. Ariel also presented at the Michigan College Personnel Association conference and served as a Next Generation Student Affairs Committee member. Ariel plans to continue to serve as mentor for students on GVSU campus through NIARA.

“I enjoy challenging and supporting my students to accomplish their goals which is an essential piece to student development. I truly believe our work has a great impact on our student lives.”

In her spare time Ariel enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, sporting events and volunteering with youth in the community.

You can email Ariel at arnolda1@gvsu.edu