"Community Connections" on the WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

CECI has a regular monthly radio segment on The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin.

The purpose of the show, called Community Connections, is to showcase the talent within the college and it also allows us to spotlight faculty, staff, students and alumni who are engaging our community partners from a teaching, scholarship, or service perspective.  

The Community Connections ‘live’ radio interviews are scheduled on the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin Photo

2023 Podcasts

March 13, 2023

Larry Warkoczeski, J.D.
Shares his "why" for Deep Generosity® which is an online “idea factory” for new, researched philanthropy ideas and practices.  

February 6, 2023

Priscilla Kimboko, Ph.D. and Others
Promotes the 18th Annual Art and Science of Aging Conference and its community lead partner, Reliance Community Care Partners.

January 9, 2023

Sheryl Vlietstra, M.Ed.
Megan Freudigmann, M.S.

Share how the Michigan Literacy Project was developed and their mission to provide quality classroom libraries to recent Education graduates teaching 3 years or less in classrooms in an underserved Michigan public school districts and GVSU charter schools.

2022 Podcasts

December 12, 2022

Breeann Mann and Elizabeth Clark
Discusses the Peer Mentor Program which provides leadership and support for new GVSU students by providing a sense of community, professional development, and preparation for post-graduation.

November 14, 2022

Kevin Holohan, Ph.D.
Talks about the partnership between GVSU, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the outcomes of this unique partnerhship.

October 3, 2022

Amy Schelling, Ph.D.
Addresses the teacher shortage and the new funding streams developed by the Michigan Department of Education and how GVSU is taking an active role in teacher recruitment.

September 12, 2022

Jen DeWaard, Ed.D.
Shares her passion for the Council for Exceptional Children organization, rebuilding GV's student chapter, and attending the Special Education Legislative Summit in Washington, DC this summer.

August 3, 2022

Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin, Ph.D. and Aaron Yore-Van Oosterhout
Discusses the Prison Education Partnership. In coordination with the Michigan Dept. of Corrections, GVSU is offering a bachelor's degree in liberal arts to incarcerated students at the Bellamy Corrections Facility in Ionia, MI.

July 11, 2022

Lorie Tuma, Ed.D.
Shares her "pandemic story" and her passion for empowering women all around the nation and inspiring her students with relevant and real-life experiences.

June 6, 2022

Barbara Lubic, Ed.D.
Talks about Storytime in the Park, a family literacy program held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (June-August) in Garfield, Lincoln, and MLK, Jr. Parks. See calendar of events: https://www.storytimegr.org.


May 2, 2022

Quincy Williams & SLAM Students
Discusses the history of Students Leaving a Mark (SLAM) and the impacts the students were able to make during the spring service learning trip to Mississippi.

April 4, 2022

Kathryn Ohle, Ph.D.
Shares the history of GVSU's Early Childhood Education and the new Birth to Kindergarten program approved November 2021.

March 7, 2022

Priscilla Kimboko, Ph.D.
Hosted the 17th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference, as well as explained the Rethinking Dementia and Grand Connections initiatives.

February 7, 2022

Clayton Pelon and Mei Mah
Discusses their new and ongoing grants, new Steelcase fellowship, and newly created student organization.

January 10, 2022

Rui Niu-Cooper, Ph.D.
Shares the history, goals and successes of the Oakdale Neighbors’ Learning Café.

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