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Grand Valley State University’s Alumni Champions 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.

Advertising & Public Relations Team

Erica Stamatoulakis ’12, Chair

Nicholas Rodammer ’05, ’09

Nicole Rodammer ’06

Amanda Rogalski ’04, ’12 & Adam Rogalski

 

Alumni Clubs & Regionally-based Champions Team

Branden C. Stewart ’10, Chair

Chad Ghastin ’98

Greg Morris ’71

Richard M. Rossow ’98

Dakota S. Vradenburg ’14

 

Club Sports Team

Eric Garvelink ’10, ’12, Chair

Keith Mayer ’03

Heidi Mayer ’02

Dominic U. Padovini ’14

Nicholaas W. Zomer ’17

 

College of Community & Public Service Team

Katelyn Hanley Semelbauer MPA ’14, Staff Chair

George P. Bosnjak ’04, ’06

Jill R. Bosnjak ’03

Colin Cumming MPA ’16

Christy Holt ’85

Curtis Holt ’85, ’88

Gina Houtteman MS ’99

Richard Houtteman ’98, ’04

Cray Mulder MSW ’97

Amanda Reed MHA ’11

Kathleen Scheuerle MSW ’02

Selma L. Tucker ’09, ’11

 

Faculty & Staff Team

Kellie Pnacek-Carter ’13, ’18, Chair

Ben Rapin ’00, Chair

Kayla E. Cupples ’10, ’19

William Cuppy ’95

Michael Eichberger ’02, ’07

Kristen Evans MED ’11

Cody Grice ’14, ’17

Holly Rapin ’01

Michelle Rhodes MBA ’07

Adam Rhodes MED ’08

Cristina Stoll ’08

Jeffrey Stoll ’06, ’10

LeaAnn Tibbe ’00, ’05

Gary L. Van Harn ’05

 

Football Team

Dave Radel ’02, Chair

Brian Eltringham ’01

Dan Hosford ’02

Tom Hosford ’03, ’06 & Lauren Hosford

Tracy Hosford ’02

Bill Hudson ’78

Anthony Nicolette ’94

Rebecca Nicolette ’95, ’03

Darrell Niedzwiecki ’82

Kiley Radel

Doug Reed ’78

 

Nursing & Health Professions Team

Justin F. Gray ’12, Chair

Julie Bulson ’99, ’07, ’16

Brooke Byrne ’03

Matthew Byrne MSA ’04

Barbara Goodspeed MHA ’14

Barbara Hoogenboom MHS ’97

Rebecca Sypniewski ’03, ’12

 

Rowing Team

Michael Stoll ’10, ’12, Chair

Costas Ciungan ’15

Geoffrey Sadek ’09

Nichole Sadek ’12

Dana Schmunk ’98

Jenna Stoll ’11, ’16

Shane Szalai ’95

 

Scholarship Initiators Team

Steve Carlson ’78, Chair

Jennifer Deamud ’95, ’10, ’15, Chair

Claudia Bajema ’78, ’90

Frederick Davison ’69

Galene J. DeWitt ’67

Peter J. DeWitt ’68

Diane Paton ’67

Don Paton ’67

Claudia Pohlen MPA ’14

Joseph Pohlen ’12

Meghan Wieten-Scott ’06

Alena Zachery-Ross ’95

 

Seidman College of Business Team

Matthew Dhaseleer ’01, Chair

Sarah M. (Cadwell) Henige ’02, ’10, Chair

Dixie Anderson ’72, ’78

Andrew Buthker MST ’13

Layna Buthker MST ’13

Dan Carter MST ’84

Kevin Cusack ’80

Meg Cusack ’81, ’83

Robin Dhaseleer

Ryan Fry ’05

William Gregor ’76, ’10

Adam S. Henige ’00

Rhonda Huismann MST ’04

Asa J. Lakeman ’02

Michael Lamfers ’88

Kevin Patterson ’04, ’05

Jacque Schafer ’00, ’05

Kevin Schafer ’98

Melissa J. Stewart ’09

Heather Zak ’98

 

Student Senate Team

Ricardo L. Benavidez ’14, ’19, Chair

Victor Cardenas ’00

Autumn Goulet ’10

Jarrett K. Martus ’12

 

Unit Scholarships & Endowments Team

Tim Bulson MS ’09, Chair

Edwin S. Darrell Jr. ’96, ’98

Elizabeth Doyle ’07

Carrie A. Gilchrist MED ’04

Lindsey J. Rodarmer ’03, ’06

Ryan R. Rodarmer ’03

 

University Priorities Team

Shannan Denison ’99, Chair

Jonathan T. Heyboer ’95, Chair

Robert Barcelona ’13

Kathryn Barcelona ’12

Samarhia (Bush) Giffel ’02

Christian Gordon ’95

Joseph Heyne ’73

Annie Jacobs ’67

Christopher Kirby ’99, ’08

Sarah Kirby MED ’06

Steve Korc ’76

Haleigh Krombeen ’13

Michael Krombeen ’09

Krashawn Martin ’12, ’16

Linda Masselink ’68

Michael D. Mast ’91

Leslie Riley MED ’88

Susan A. Stoddard MBA ’80

Kathleen Vogelsang ’95, ’99

Kelly Walters ’07, ’12

Evan Wildey ’07, ’14

Stephanie Wildey ’08

Michael Youngdahl ’71

 

Varsity Athletics Team

Derek Johnson, Staff Chair

James C. Cisler ’95

James P. Corby ’87

Ethan Cunningham ’08

Shannon Cunningham ’07

Timothy B. Duthler ’73

Mindy Kalinowski Earley ’01, ’08

Travis Earley ’01

Tyler N. Emmorey ’12

Andrew T. Heuerman ’16

Rachel Jonaitis ’08

Catherine G. Jones-Rikkers ’85, ’97

Daniel D. Rikkers ’88

Amir Trombley ’05

Melissa Trombley ’04, ’10

Doug VanderJagt ’92

Kara Vogel ’06

 

The purpose of the Alumni Champions 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 connect 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. 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.

If you are a current alumni champion, you will find everything you need here.


CONTACTS

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

Derek Johnson, MBA ’20
Annual Giving Officer
johderek@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-3594