About Grand Valley Magazine

Established in fall 2001, Grand Valley Magazine is published quarterly. The general interest magazine is sent free of charge to the entire campus community: students and their parents, faculty and staff members, alumni, legislators, donors and other friends.

The stories that appear in Grand Valley Magazine serve as an informative and effective way to showcase the university's values through its successes. Through feature stories, campus news and engaging photographs, the magazine brings campus stories to life. Stories are written and photographs taken by staff members in the University Communications office. Staff members in Institutional Marketing design the publication.

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Mary Eileen Lyon

Associate Vice President for University Communications, Executive Editor

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Michele Coffill

Editor and Writer

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Sheila Babbitt

Contributing Editor and Writer

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Brian Vernellis

Contributing Editor and Writer

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Peg West

Contributing Editor and Writer

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Anna Young

Contributing Editor and Writer

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Amanda Pitts

Senior Photographer and Contributing Photographer

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Kendra Stanley-Mills

Photographer and Contributing Photographer

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Katherine Barnard

Motion Graphic Designer

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Bill Cuppy

Creative Director, Video and Multimedia

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Dave Lefurge-McLeod

Videographer

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Tony Packer

Videographer

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Alex Priebe

Alumni Editor

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Sherry Bouwman

Editorial and Circulation Assistant

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Matt McLogan

Vice President for University Relations

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Christine O'Brien

Sr. Graphic Designer

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Stephanie Aikens

Sr. Graphic Designer

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Dave Poortvliet

Associate Director of Web Application Development

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Brent Swisher

Sr. Web Developer