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Staff Update

The GVSU Alumni Relations office is excited to announce several new changes to their team. The office welcomed two new staff members, Ashlyn McDonald '20 and Alex Priebe, and celebrated the promotion of Kyle Barnhart '14.

Mackenzie Satkoski '06 & '07

Satkoski earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Science in accounting, both from Grand Valley State University...

Dr. Rachel Cardosa '16

Rachel Cardosa, DNP, is a certified nurse practitioner for Spectrum Health Hospice & Palliative Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is repeatedly recognized by her peers and patients as one of the most caring nurses they know.

Dr. Scott Stabler

Dr. Scott Stabler, Ph.D., is a professor of history and social studies at Grand Valley State University and the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek '96 & '99

Nicholas Ceglarek, Ed.D., '96 & '99, has been the superintendent of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District since 2018. He was also the superintendent of Hudsonville Public Schools, Fruitport Community Schools, and Baldwin Community Schools.

Patricia Videtich, '76

After receiving her B.S. in geology from Grand Valley in 1976, Patricia E. Videtich went on to obtain M.Sc. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in geology from Brown University...

Emily Miller '14

Emily Miller, '14, is an elementary art teacher at Rockford Public Schools in Rockford, Michigan. She teaches art to students in developmental kindergarten through fifth grade and has done so for five...

Dr. Shinian Wu

Shinian Wu, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Grand Valley State University and the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Educator Award. Alumni nominate a faculty member who has had a significant impact on the careers of alumni, and the Grand Valley Alu...

Dr. Mark Smith '91

Mark Smith, MD, '91, is the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer of Henry Ford Allegiance Health, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group based in Jackson, Michig...

Mark Switzer '11 & '14

Mark Switzer earned his bachelor�s degree in film and video in 2011 and his master�s degree in school counseling in 2014, both from Grand Valley State University. He began his career as a school counselor at Lakeview Middle School in Battle Creek...

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