Congratulations to the 2019 Laker Effect Challenge Winners!
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
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 minutes. Judges will determine how the $5,000 prize will be split among winners.
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