University earns service award from Gilda's Club

 At right, Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, accepts a service award from Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. He is pictured with Wendy Wigger and Michael Bohnsack, Gilda's Club president and board member, respectively.
At right, Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, accepts a service award from Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. He is pictured with Wendy Wigger and Michael Bohnsack, Gilda's Club president and board member, respectively.

Grand Valley State University received the 2016 Service Award from Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. The award was presented November 15 at the third annual Gilda’s Night of Gratitude at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids.

Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, accepted the award on the university's behalf. Grand Valley has been a longtime supporter of Gilda’s Club with several students, faculty and staff members from various departments, clubs and organizations volunteering their time.

Gilda’s Night of Gratitude celebrates award winners for their support in raising awareness of the need for emotional support for people with cancer. Awards were also given for corporate engagement, community partnership, and "Spirit of Gilda."

Some of the Grand Valley groups and organizations supporting Gilda’s Club include GVSU South Apartments, Women's Center, Alumni, GVSU Latin Alumni, Delta Zeta Sorority, GVSU Golf Team, GVSU Softball and Women’s Golf. 

Students from hospitality and tourism management, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, English and writing have all volunteered their time for Gilda's Club events.