Congratulations to the 2019 Laker Effect Challenge Winners!

2019 Laker Effect Challenge Winner

Maureen Ryan was awarded $5,000 for the presentation titled "The Zombie Apocalypse"


The 2019 Challenge Judge's Include:

Ken Bair, Store Manager for Bridge Street Market

Jim Davis, Executive Director of Westside Collaborative

Janean Couch, Program Director for Grand Rapids Community Foundation

 Jermale Eddie, Owner of Malamiah Juice Bar

Jenn Schaub, Director of Community Building and Engagement for Dwelling Place


Challenge Presentation

Challenge Judge

Challenge Winners

The Laker Effect Challenge builds on the idea of collective impact of the GVSU community on individual students, West Michigan, our state, and beyond. Lakers are driven by our passion for learning and using knowledge for the common good. We make a difference by focusing on others and making lasting contributions.

Submission should be from individuals or groups at GVSU working in collaboration with a community partner. Projects should be aimed at solving a real problem, and demonstrate leadership and advocacy aimed at shaping the future. The projects with the top votes will be invited to present their idea in five minutesJudges will determine how the $5,000 prize will be split among winners.

Important Dates

Submissions Open: February 1 to March 18,2019

Voting Opens: March 20 to March 25, 2019

Presenters Announced: March 27, 2019

Challenge Day: April 11 2019, doors open at 5:30PM Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium




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