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.

Chris Barbee '88

Chris Barbee '88
Director
Email Chris
LinkedIn
(616) 331-3595

Courtney Geurink '09

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

Kyle Barnhart '14

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

Ronda Huster

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

Student Employees

Amberly
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!

Dominic
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!

Hanna
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. 

Kourteney
Alumni House Student Assistant

My job is to assist staff members with projects like working on documents, creating surveys for events, working alumni 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 majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology and I am also minoring in Psychology. I started working at GVSU Alumni Relations in August of 2017. My experience at Alumni Relations has allowed me to gain many attributes that I will use in my future, like cultural competence and teamwork skills!

Rebekah
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 major in advertising and public relations and a minor in writing. I've been on the team since January 2020. Since then, I've gained experience in social media strategy, copywriting, event promotion, and more. I've developed many long-lasting skills that will translate into a future career!