Be an Alumni Champion

Grand Valley State University’s Alumni Champions initiative is an effort to increase alumni engagement with the university. This is critical to our future success as an institution. Our Alumni Champions are committed to supporting the university themselves and to sharing the excitement and momentum of Grand Valley with their fellow alumni, encouraging them to play a more active role in the support of our students.

Thank you to all of our Alumni Champions who are helping to increase alumni participation and ownership of Grand Valley State University. We are so grateful to you for your dedication to Grand Valley.

Chairs
Tim Bulson, MS ’09
Steve Carlson ’78
Jennifer Deamud ’95, ’10, ’15
Shannan Denison ’99
Matthew J. Dhaseleer ’01
Justin F. Gray ’12
Sarah (Cadwell) Henige ’02, ’10
Jonathan T. Heyboer ’95
Jennifer Hoekstra ’05
Benjamin Rapin ’00
Ryan T. Slusarzyk ’08
Branden C. Stewart ’10
Michael Stoll ’10, ’12

Carolyn Clayton, Ex Officio
Mary Lang McDade, Ex Officio
Katelyn Semelbauer, MPA ’14, Ex Officio

Alumni Champions
Dixie Anderson ’72, ’78
Elizabeth J. Anderson ’02, ’06
Claudia Bajema ’78, ’90
Ricardo L. Benavidez ’14
Ellyse Birch ’13, ’17 
George Bosnjak ’04, ’06
Jill Bosnjak ’03
Robert J. Boss ’76
Andrew Brookhouse ’04
Julie Bulson ’99, ’07, ’16
Andrew Buthker, MST ’13
Layna Buthker, MST ’13
Brooke Byrne ’03
Matthew Byrne, MSA ’04
Dan Carter, MST ’84
Rafael Castanon ’10
James C. Cisler ’95
Costas Ciungan ’15
Paul Cook ’04
James Corby ’87
William Cuppy ’95
Kevin Cusack ’80
Meg Cusack ’81, ’83
Frederick Davison ’69
Jennifer DeHaan ’01, ’03
Derek DeVries ’00, ’05
Galene J. DeWitt ’67
Peter J. DeWitt ’68
Robin Dhaseleer
Elizabeth Doyle ’07
Timothy B. Duthler ’73
Mindy Kalinowski Earley ’01, ’08
Travis Earley ’01
Michael Eichberger ’02, ’07
Brian Eltringham ’01
Ryan Fry ’05
Eric Garvelink ’10, ’12
Chad Ghastin ’98
Samarhia (Bush) Giffel ’02
Carrie A. Gilchrist, MED ’04
Barbara Goodspeed, MHA ’14 
Christian Gordon ’95
Autumn Goulet ’10
Adam Henige ’00
Andrew T. Heuerman ’16
Joseph Heyne ’73
Nathan Hoekstra ’06
Christy Holt ’85  
Curtis Holt ’85, ’88
Barbara Hoogenboom, MHS ’97
Dan Hosford ’02
Thomas Hosford ’03, ’06 & Lauren Hosford
Tracy Hosford ’02
Bill Hudson ’78
Annie Jacobs ’67
Rachel Jonaitis ’08
Catherine G. Jones-Rikkers ’85, ’97
Blaine Koops ’76
Denise Koops, MED ’03
Steve Korc ’76
Haleigh Krombeen ’13
Michael Krombeen ’09
Asa J. Lakeman ’02
Michael Lamfers ’88
Krashawn Martin ’12, ’16
Linda Masselink ’68
Michael D. Mast ’91
Jill May, MPA ’03
Greg Morris ’71
Cray Mulder, MSW ’97
Noreen Myers ’72
Anthony Nicolette ’94
Rebecca Nicolette ’95, ’03
Diane Paton ’67
Don Paton ’67
Kevin Patterson ’04, ’05
Kellie Pnacek-Carter ’13, ’18
Claudia Pohlen, MPA ’14
Joseph Pohlen ’12
David Radel ’02 & Kiley Radel
Holly Rapin ’01
Amanda Reed, MHA ’11
Adam Rhodes, MED ’08
Michelle Rhodes, MBA ’07
Daniel D. Rikkers ’88
Leslie Riley, MED ’88
Nicholas Rodammer ’05, ’09
Nicole Rodammer ’06
Lindsey Rodarmer ’03, ’06
Ryan Rodarmer ’03
Amanda Rogalski ’04, ’12 & Adam Rogalski
Richard Rossow ’98
Geoffrey Sadek ’09
Nichole Sadek ’12
Karen Scarpino ’89
Louis Scarpino ’88
Jacque Schafer ’00, ’05
Kevin Schafer ’98
Kathleen Scheuerle, MSW ’02
Dana Schmunk ’98
Ashley Schulte ’08, ’12
Virginia M. Seyferth ’80
Nicholas Stockero ’10
Susan A. Stoddard ’80
Cristina Stoll ’08
Jeffrey Stoll ’06, ’10
Jenna Stoll ’11, ’16
Rebecca Sypniewski ’03, ’12 & John-Paul Sypniewski
Shane Szalai ’95
LeaAnn Tibbe ’00, ’05
Selma L. Tucker ’09, ’11
Gary L. Van Harn ’05
Doug VanderJagt ’92
Kara Vogel ’06
Kathleen Vogelsang ’95, ’99
Adrienne Wallace ’01, ’05, ’08
Kelly M. Walters ’07, ’12
Kevin Wierenga ’02
Meghan Wieten-Scott ’06
Scott Woodfill ’11  
Nicole Woody ’05
Michael Youngdahl ’71
Milinda Ysasi-Castanon ’03
Alena Zachery-Ross ’95
Timothy R. Zeeb ’02
Nicholaas W. Zomer ’17

The purpose of the Champions Program is to leverage existing and new relationships of Grand Valley State University Alumni in order to grow the University’s giving community and significantly increase Grand Valley’s alumni participation rate.  

What is a Champion of Grand Valley?

Champions are Grand Valley alumni who volunteer to call on friends and fellow alumni in order to obtain gifts for the University. Champions also advocate for Grand Valley as volunteers and alumni organizers.

Annual Champion Campaign

Throughout the year, Champions will meet with existing and potential donors to solicit gifts to Grand Valley. The Champion volunteers will be assisted by the Annual Giving Development staff.

Responsibility of a Grand Valley Champion

While each volunteer is unique in his or her abilities and contacts, the minimum anticipated number of calls is three, during the course of a year. In order for the Program to achieve success, it is recommended that Champions meet with each potential donor face-to-face whenever possible.  Volunteers of the Champions program will agree to confidentiality regarding Grand Valley State University Development information. As a representative of Grand Valley State University, a Champion is expected to act in accordance with the guidelines for Development Staff as well as avoiding conflicts of interest.


CONTACTS

Katelyn Hanley Semelbauer, MPA ’14
Associate Director of Annual Giving
(616) 331-6606
semelbka@gvsu.edu

Mary Lang McDade
Annual Giving Officer
(616) 331-5620
mcdadem@gvsu.edu



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