2022-23 Executive Board Elections
I would be honored to accept this nomination for the position of President of the Graduate Student Association!
I am a first year Doctor of Audiology (class of 2024) student and native to the Traverse City region. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Grand Valley State University prior to beginning my graduate studies. I have a passion for providing hearing healthcare to low income and underserved communities and hope to return to northern Michigan following completion of my studies.
Outside of school, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family. I have spent the past six summers working as a recreation department lead at a resort in northern Michigan, helping people from across the country experience summer in Michigan. Over the course of my college career, I have also been privileged to be able to volunteer with Special Olympics, assistant coach high school softball, and serve as president of an on-campus student ministry.
Thank you again for this opportunity.
Vice President Nominees
My name is Mae Rickey. I am a first-year student in the CSAL program. I graduated from GVSU with my Bachelor's in English with a minor in Spanish. I have worked for the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for almost 4 years now. I have a GA with the CSO helping teach young adults about their futures, providing mentorship, and giving presentations about our work. I also have a job with the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Asian Student Achievement Program (ASAP) and Asian Student Orientation (ASO). I am extremely passionate about helping young adults achieve their goals both academically and personally. I am also an advocate for minority students in particular and hope to help make GVSU a more diverse and equitable institution. By being part of the Graduate Student Association I feel that I would provide organization, punctuality, diverse perspectives, and an enthusiastic attitude.
Administrative Officer Nominees
My name Chibuzor Okoroafor
I am a highly organized, creative, and motivated professional with extensive experience in business development, sales and supply chain management. I am currently studying for an MBA at Grand valley state university. I am very much a team player and thrive in a stimulating and dynamic environment. I also have an MSC in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management and a Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology. My goal is to use the skills and experiences learned from professors at Grand Valley MBA to create and grow my own business, and add value to my community through job creation and social integration. I am originally from Nigeria, where the rate of out of school children is very high, so I have a dream of changing the narrative in my home country.
From professionals in the industry at the University of Lagos, I learned the necessity of integrating conventional marketing tactics to modern brand strategy. I recently completed a research paper on affordable housing and took part in a group initiative aimed at making home ownership more affordable.
Communication Officer Nominees
Hi everyone! My name is Jordyn Rademacher, and I am a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Dietetics program at GVSU. I completed my undergraduate degree at CMU with a Dietetics major and minors in Child Development and Science. Outside of class, you can usually find me watching Netflix, reading a good book, cooking/baking, or working out. I am applying for the position of Communications Officer because I am very passionate about sharing information about GSA and want to make sure that all GSA information is readily accessible to members of the GSA and GVSU graduate students in general. I love communicating with others and forming impactful and lasting relationships. I am very organized, I communicate well with others, and know that this position would be one of my main priorities next semester.
~ Jordyn Rademacher
Joseph Ohaeche is a graduate student currently enrolled in the Cybersecurity Master’s Program at Grand Valley State University, born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria but with multicultural yearning for diverse traditions which has gotten me to explore a tiny fraction of countries on my bucket list before landing me here in Michigan, USA. Joseph is a big art and nature enthusiast with big flair towards volunteering, entrepreneurship and digital marketing.
As an international student with broad perspective on how the international and local community of the university functions through my experience as the Graduate Student Senate and Committee Representative for both the University Assessment Committee and Pew FTLC Advisory Committee, whilst also a key member of certain organizations in GVSU, I do feel this will enable my position if elected as the Communication Officer to draw attention to the Graduate Student Association events whilst creating an environment where important information is disseminated adequately to members of the student association with aim to keep everyone in the know of important university events.
Finance Officer Nominees
Hi, my name is Masego A. Seamogano from Botswana. I graduated with a BSc in Forensic Accounting and Finance in 2019 from GIPS University (Botswana). I am a founder of Diamond women, an initiative that empowers less fortunate young mothers and girls that are victims of social issues like GBV, poverty, and discrimination. I aspire to be a Forensic Intelligence Specialist and Expert Witness, Children’s Rights Activist, and Human Rights Defender. I have worked in several positions that align with the duties of the GSA Finance Officer. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters of Science in Accounting - Auditing at GVSU, a Senior Accounts Officer at Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, DVS Accounts (Botswana), an Administrative Volunteer at CMV Consulting, and a Fundraising Committee Chairman at BMC Rivals 9 Softball Club. I have worked as a Forensic Accounting Intern at CMV Consulting and a Secretary General at GIPS University Students Representative Committee and Botswana National Union of Students, respectively. Besides a busy schedule, I enjoy playing Softball as a Utility player at BMC Rivals 9 Softball Club and a fan of Napoleon Hill, Richard Branson, and Chris Anderson's books.
Graduate Student Association Board Elections 2022-23
Voting has now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Student Association!