Former lineman Michael McFadden played professional football after graduating. Now a medical device sales representative, McFadden credits his GVSU experience for much of his success in life.
Michele Schallip is the executive officer on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter; she discusses how her master's degree helps her lead on the ship, and how the Haases welcomed her to the Coast Guard family.
Lauren Quiniff, '08, works as a behavioral health specialist for Spectrum Health; she provides therapy for patients and also links them to community resources to help them feel their best.
Leslie Riley is a teacher for Grand Rapids Public Schools and an Alumni Champion. Her family of active Lakers believes in giving back and supporting others.
Terry, '70, and Sandra, '68, Allen have a long history with Grand Valley and with each other. They married in 1969 after meeting as students on campus.
Layna, '13, and Andrew, '13, Buthker both earned master's degrees in taxation and work for Plante Moran. The public accounting firm is one of many corporations that match employee gifts.
Gerard Kwiatkowski graduated in 2008 and is now teaching and impacting students in Houston, Texas.