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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 and Public Relations Team

Erica Stamatoulakis ’12, Chair

Timothy Penning, Professor, School of Communications, Campus Partner

Kayla E. Grice ’10, ’19

Cody Grice ’14, ’17

Nicholas Rodammer ’05, ’09

Nicole Rodammer ’06

 

Club Sports Team

Eric Garvelink ’10, ’12, Chair

Mike Przydzial ’12, Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness, Campus Partner

Keith Mayer ’03

Heidi Mayer ’02

Dominic U. Padovini ’14

Nicholaas W. Zomer ’17

 

College of Community and Public Service Team

George P. Bosnjak ’04, ’06, Chair

Rita Cooper, Office Assistant, College of Community and Public Service Dean’s Office, Campus Partner

Amanda (Harvey) Blanchette ’13

Gregory Blanchette ’13

Jill R. Bosnjak ’03

Colin Cumming MPA ’16

Danielle DeWitt ’05, ’09

Barbara Goodspeed MHA ’14

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

Cristina Stoll ’08

Jeffrey Stoll ’06, ’10

Selma L. Tucker ’09, ’11

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Team

Tim Bulson MS ’09, Chair

Monica Johnstone, Director of CLAS Communications and Advancement, Campus Partner

Bryan Bickford ’83

Lindsey J. Rodarmer ’03, ’06

Ryan R. Rodarmer ’03

James Rook ’99

Greg Wilson ’83

 

Football Team

Dave Radel ’02, Chair

Kim Schmidt ’88, ’00, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Campus Partner

Brian Eltringham ’01

Dan Hosford ’02

Tom Hosford ’03, ’06 & Lauren Hosford

Tracy Hosford ’02

Bill Hudson ’78

Darrell Niedzwiecki ’82

Kiley Radel

Doug Reed ’78

 

Greek Life

Branden Stewart ’10, Chair

Cathy Fitzpatrick ’92

Ben Rapin ’00

Holly Rapin ’01

 

Inclusion and Equity Team

Elizabeth Doyle ’07, Special Associate for Presidential Initiatives, Inclusion and Equity, Chair, Campus Partner

Connie Dang MPA ’09

Samarhia (Bush) Giffel ’02

Gerard N. Kwiatkowski ’08

Krashawn Martin ’12, ’16

Virginia Randall ’73, ’87

Michelle Rhodes MBA ’07

Adam Rhodes MED ’08

Kathleen VanderVeen ’88, ’97

 

Kirkhof College of Nursing & College of Health Professions Team

Justin F. Gray ’12, Chair

Andrew Bixel, Director of Endowed and Planned Giving, Campus Partner

Barbara Hooper ’92, ’12 Campus Partner, Alumni Champion

Libby Anderson ’02, ‘06

Julie Bulson ’99, ’07, ’16

Brooke Byrne ’03

Matthew Byrne MSA ’04

Genevieve Elrod ’06

Barbara Hoogenboom MHS ’97

Lisa McCann-Spry ’00, ’10

Rebecca Sypniewski ’03, ’12

 

Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Team

Katelyn Hanley Semelbauer MPA ’14, Staff Chair

Casey Thelenwood ’11, ’20, Assistant Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, Campus Partner

Elaine Baine MBA ’18

Nicholas Baine MBA ’18

Nicki Bonczyk ’14

Kathryn R. Christopher ’15, ’19

David J. Cox ’84

Betty Jo Enell ’96

 

Padnos International Center Team

Shannan Denison ’99, Chair

Alissa H. Lane ’17, International Programs Coordinator, Campus Partner, Alumni Champion

Joshua E. Leffingwell ’11

Gary L. Van Harn ’05

 

Rowing Team

Michael Stoll ’10, ’12, Chair

Dan Martin, Rowing Head Coach, Campus Partner

Geoffrey Sadek ’09

Nichole Sadek ’12

Jenna Stoll ’11, ’16

Shane Szalai ’95

 

Scholarships Team

Steve Carlson ’78, Chair

Briette Bryant Phillips MPA ’08, Development Officer for Scholarship and Fellowship Giving, Campus Partner

Claudia Bajema ’78, ’90

William Cuppy ’95

Frederick Davison ’69

Galene J. DeWitt ’67

Peter J. DeWitt ’68

Diane Paton ’67

Don Paton ’67

Meghan Wieten-Scott ’06

Alena Zachery-Ross ’95

 

Seidman College of Business Team

Matthew Dhaseleer ’01, Chair

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

Karen Ruedinger, Assistant Dean, Seidman College of Business, Campus Partner

Andrew Buthker MST ’13

Layna Buthker MST ’13

Dan Carter MST ’84

Robin Dhaseleer

Brandon Erhart ’13, ’20

William Gregor ’76, ’10

Adam S. Henige ’00

Rhonda Huismann MST ’04

Asa J. Lakeman ’02

Michael Lamfers ’88

Koleta Moore MPA ’95

Kevin Patterson ’04, ’05

Jacque Schafer ’00, ’05

Kevin Schafer ’98

Melissa J. Stewart ’09

Susan A. Stoddard MBA ’80

 

Student Senate Team

Ricardo L. Benavidez ’14, ’19, Chair

Victor Cardenas ’00

Autumn Goulet ’10

Haleigh Krombeen ’13

Michael Krombeen ’09

Jarrett K. Martus ’12

Richard M. Rossow ’98

LeaAnn Tibbe ’00, ’05

Len Van Popering ’94

 

Student Support Team

Jonathan T. Heyboer ’95, Chair

Kellie Pnacek-Carter ’13, ’18, Chair

Jenna Poll, Associate Director of Financial Aid, Campus Partner

Jill Craig ’07, ’11

Michael Eichberger ’02, ’07

Lillian Elsinga ’68

Kristen Evans MED ’11

Annie Jacobs ’67

Sarah Ochsner ’95

Evan Wildey ’07, ’14

Stephanie Wildey ’08

 

Varsity Athletics Team

Derek Johnson MBA ’20, Staff Chair

Kim Schmidt ’88, ’00, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Campus Partner

James C. Cisler ’95

James P. Corby ’87

Ethan Cunningham ’08

Shannon Cunningham ’07

Edwin S. Darrell Jr. ’96, ’98

Timothy B. Duthler ’73

Mindy Kalinowski Earley ’01, ’08

Travis Earley ’01

Tyler N. Emmorey ’12

Catherine G. Jones-Rikkers ’85, ’97

Daniel D. Rikkers ’88

Amir Trombley ’05

Melissa Trombley ’04, ’10

Doug VanderJagt ’92

 

Veterans Support Team

Katelyn Hanley Semelbauer MPA ’14, Staff Chair

Jill Hinton Wolfe ’01, Military and Veterans Resource Manager, Campus Partner

Weston Persons ’15, ’20

Abby Yeomans ’10

Kevin Yeomans ’15

Cameron Zbikowski ’20

The purpose of Alumni Champions is to expand and increase the engagement of Grand Valley State University alumni – reconnecting them to the university, increasing the visibility of GVSU in the community, and growing support for current students and university priorities. 

What is an Alumni Champion?

Alumni Champions are Grand Valley alumni who volunteer to connect with friends and fellow alumni to re-engage them with the university and support students through philanthropic efforts. Champions also advocate for Grand Valley as volunteers and alumni organizers.

Annual Campaign

Each spring and fall, Champions reach out to fellow alumni to solicit gifts to Grand Valley with the assistance of the GVSU Annual Giving staff and partners across campus.

Responsibilities

Champions are asked to:

  • Join the Alumni Leadership Circle
  • Contact three or more alumni throughout the year
  • Advocate for GVSU and its students in interactions with fellow alumni and the community

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