Alumni Relations Staff

The Grand Valley State University Alumni Relations team is an on-campus department located inside the Alumni House & Visitor Center

We strive to provide Grand Valley alumni with a sense of community and pride, as well as lifelong learning opportunities. We do this by engaging alumni with student support activities, social and professional development events, communications, ways to give, and academic resources.

Courtney Geurink '09

Courtney Geurink '09
Assistant Director
Email Courtney
(616) 331-3593

Kyle Barnhart '14

Kyle Barnhart '14
Alumni Relations Assistant
Email Kyle
(616) 331-3589

Ronda Huster

Ronda Huster
Office Coordinator
Email Ronda
(616) 331-3590

Student Employees

Student Communications Assistant
I help alumni stay connected and informed about events happening at or associated with GVSU. I spend my day managing and editing communication materials such as e-newsletters, promotional emails, alumni webpages, and other alumni office publications. I am majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and with a minor in Management. I have worked with the GVSU Alumni Relations team since April, 2021. While employed here, I’ve gained experience working in a professional environment and completing stimulating job tasks. With these newfound skills, I feel confident about starting my future career!

Alumni House Student Assistant

Working as an Alumni Student Assistant, my job is to help out in all aspects of Alumni Relations. Here at the Alumni House I help staff members with any projects, work alumni related events, and help with entering data into our databases. I also answer emails and phone calls, send out membership cards, and assist any visitors who come by the house. I am a Political Science major along with a minor in English. One day I am hoping to be a political speech writer for a politician. I started working at GVSU Alumni Relations in August of 2021. Working here has been a joy so far and it has given me the opportunity to network, develop new skills, and further my knowledge and understanding of computer programs. By working here, I am able to be a part of the heart of GVSU and it allows me to expand my Laker Pride!

Student Graphic Designer

As the student designer, I create almost all of the graphics and designs put out by Grand Valley’s Alumni Relations! While working, I may produce a logo for an event, a t-shirt design, or any graphics needed for our website and social media pages! I major in graphic design with a minor in advertising and public relations. I started working with the GVSU Alumni Relations team in December of 2020. I am determined and incredibly eager to use my design skills to the best of my abilities for our university while gaining knowledgeable experience in the design field!

Alumni House Student Assistant

My job is to assist staff members with projects, create surveys for events, work alumni events, help with alumni discounts, create virtual trivia events, or entering data into our databases. I also answer emails and phone calls, send out alumni membership cards, and assist any alumni or Grand Valley visitors that enters the House. I am a marketing major with a current goal of working at a University one day. I started working at GVSU Alumni Relations in April of 2019. Working at Alumni Relations has given me the opportunity to network, develop skills for my future career such as teamwork and technology knowledge. This job has given me the passion to work in a University setting and a love for Grand Valley. 

Alumni House Student Assistant

As a student assistant, my job includes entering updated information into our databases, mailing alumni membership cards, responding to emails, assisting visitors, and working alumni events. I am a Speech-Language Pathology major and my goal is to work in pediatrics at a hospital one day. I started working with the GVSU Alumni Relations team in September of 2021. Assisting GVSU alumni has helped me to gain experience with interpersonal skills and it has been extremely rewarding.

Student Social Media Assistant

I help manage the GVSU Alumni Relations social media accounts, assist in creating social media content, and engage with Laker alumni over social media. I am majoring in advertising and public relations with a minor in writing. I started working with the GVSU Alumni Relations team in August of 2021. I am excited to apply my skills to this position, while gaining experience with social media strategy, copywriting, and event promotion!