Feature Stories


Dr. Joyce E. McNally, '77 & '79

Dr. Joyce McNally currently serves as the Dean of Graduate Studies at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Barbara C. Lee, '85

Barbara Lee graduated summa cum laude from GVSU in 1985, majoring in criminal justice with a minor in accounting.

Betty S. Burton Groce, '77

A native of Manistee, Michigan, Betty Burton is a lifelong resident of West Michigan.

Georgina Kranitz, '69

After completing her B.A. in education at Grand Valley State University, former President of Paradise Valley Community College Georgina Kranitz, �69 moved to Arizona.

Shirley Kleiman, '86

After starting her physical therapy career at Butterworth, Shirley Kleiman, �86 continues to treat her patients at her own practice, Spine and Sport Biomechanical Rehabilitation Center.

Sharon Buursma, '90

Executive Vice President of Spectrum Health, Sharon Buursma, �90 graduated from Seidman Graduate School of Business after first earning her B.S. in nursing from Michigan State University in 1965.

Hubert Massey, '83

Before his graduation from Grand Valley State University, Hubert Massey, �'83, was selected by the University to study art at the University of London.

Nicholas Kokx, '72

Pediatrician Nicholas Kokx, �72, earned his bachelor of science from Grand Valley State University and his doctorate in medicine from Michigan State University.

Virgil Gulker, '69

Virgil Gulker has been described by friends and colleagues as a �serial social entrepreneur� who has created national and international volunteer programs and/or organizations to help disadvantaged populations.

Nancee L. Miller, '68

As the first full-time director of Alumni Relations, Nancee L. Miller, �68 led the effort to build the Alumni House and Visitor Center with a fund-raiser that collected $2.5 million

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