Office of Sustainability Practices announces 2022 Sustainability Champion Award recipients
The annual Sustainability Champion Awards recognize Grand Valley
faculty, staff and students for their outstanding contributions to
sustainability efforts within the university community.
Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief,
support the ideals of sustainable practice. This year's champions are
leaders who have furthered GVSU's vision to positively impact
The awards were given to recipients at the April 1 Sustainability
Showcase, where faculty members and students also displayed and talked
about their sustainability-related research projects.
Several research projects were displayed.
"This is one of our favorite events of the year because it
offers us the chance to give thanks to those who embody GVSU’s
sustainability values,” said Yumiko Jakobcic, director of the Office
of Sustainability Practices.
Wyatt Thorndill was named the recipient of the Dave Feenstra
Scholarship. This award was established in memory of Dave Feenstra,
who served as an adjunct manager for the Sustainable Agriculture
Project at GVSU. Thorndill is the lead intern at the Sustainable
"Receiving the Dave Feenstra Scholarship is an opportunity to
help maintain the passion, skill sharing, and inclusive environment
that ensure the continued success of the SAP," said Thorndill.
Some scenes from the Sustainability Showcase.
A list of award recipients can be found below and on the Office of
Sustainability Practices' website:
Dave Feenstra Scholarship:
Nichols Sustainability Scholarship:
Sustainability Champions Award:
Student Award Winners
Staff Award Winners