Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

Thank you to the donors who made this building possible!

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health was dedicated on Wednesday, November 3, thanks to more than 700 donors who supported the project. This center will enhance collaboration and interaction between students in our 20+ health science programs and allow for learning on state-of-the-industry simulation and technology.

Leadership Donors

Dan and Pamella DeVos
Dan and Pamella DeVos share a desire to support their community and the organizations that help make it thrive. They have been involved with Grand Valley State University for more than 30 years, benefiting both students and West Michigan. As the lead donors for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, they are continuing the DeVos family’s legacy of providing transformative support for health and education in our region.

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Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation

Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation 

David M. & Joyce F. Hecht 

J.C. & Tammy Huizenga

John & Nancy Kennedy 

Charles W. Loosemore Foundation  

The Meijer Foundation

Jack H. Miller 

Tim & Barbie Schowalter 




Dr. James V. & Kathleen M. Buzzitta & Family 

CDV5 Foundation 

Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation 

Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation 

Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation 

Gary & Joyce DeWitt 


Frey Foundation 

M. James & Sarah G. Gunberg Family 

Jean & Sam Martin 

Kevin Rahrig ’80 & Dr. Lori Houghton-Rahrig ’81, ’01 

John & Judy Spoelhof 

Gary & Victoria Verplank 


Thank you to the many donors whose significant gifts helped make this facility possible. See the list of spaces named in appreciation for these donors.

Project Highlights

  • The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health is the second building in Grand Valley’s Health Campus expansion, which began in 2018 with the opening of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.
  • State-of-the-art spaces include an electronic 3D modeling and imaging of the body and its organs.
  • Its 17 classrooms and 12 interactive laboratories are designed for maximum flexibility and are equipped to create interprofessional team environments and encourage collaboration.
  • Grand Valley has one of the largest interprofessional, comprehensive, state-of-the-art simulation centers in Michigan. 
  • The simulation center conducted more than 2,000 events with more than 6,000 students in the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • Nearly 600 hours of video were recorded for students and faculty to review, critique, and debrief in their simulated learning experience. The simulation center use has doubled in the past decade.
  • Grand Valley is the top provider of health science professionals in West Michigan and is a primary talent pipeline for the state. 
  • 92% of GVSU health alumni stay in Michigan and 62% stay in West Michigan.
  • 27% of bachelor’s degree students in GVSU health majors are first-generation college students.
  • Grand Valley has the most comprehensive selection of health science programs in the state with 20+ programs and growing.

20+ Health Science Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Allied Health Sciences
Applied Food and Nutrition
Cardiovascular Sonography
Communications Sciences and Disorders
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Health Information Management
Medical Laboratory Science
Nursing for Traditional Students
Nursing for Second Degree Students
Nursing for Registered Nurses
Radiation Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Respiratory Care

Graduate Programs

Athletic Training
Clinical Dietetics
Medical Dosimetry
Occupational Therapy
Nursing-Doctorate in Nursing Practice
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Therapy
Public Health
Recreational Therapy
Speech-Language Pathology



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