Articles by Michele Coffill

Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


Pulse surveys reveal students, faculty, staff confident in university's response to COVID-19

Surveys to gauge how students, faculty and staff members feel about returning to campus showed they are mostly confident in Grand Valley's response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Jul 31, 2020


KCON receives federal grant to partner with Dwelling Place to provide integrative primary, mental health services

Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $1.5 million federal grant to provide integrated primary and behavioral health services at housing sites in Grand Rapids' Heartside neighborhood through the GVSU Family Health Center and Dwelling Place.

Jul 29, 2020


Town hall on health, safety touches on steps to implement testing, contact tracing in fall semester

Grand Valley leaders provided a glimpse into the preparations of opening a campus under the shadow of COVID-19 during a town hall July 23 for faculty and staff members focused on health and safety measures.

Jul 23, 2020


Networks of Support: Pen-pal friendship becomes encounter at hospital for nursing student

A pen-pal friendship became an in-person chance encounter at a hospital when an older man sick with COVID-19 symptoms was greeted by the nursing student with whom he corresponded.

Jul 23, 2020


Faculty, staff set 'gold standard' for university giving

Nearly 51 percent of employees have contributed to the Faculty/Staff Campaign, raising $806,404 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jul 16, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.

Jul 13, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan in mourning death of Seymour Padnos, engineering and science leader

Seymour K. Padnos, one of Grand Valley's top supporters and chair of Padnos Iron and Metal Company, died July 9. He was 99.

Jul 9, 2020


Alumni Business Directory aims to enhance Laker community

More than 100 restaurants, consulting firms and retail stores are listed online in the new Alumni Owned Business directory. 

Jul 2, 2020


Laker Familia, other resources help student leader feel comfortable on campus

When Elizabeth Perez-Vazquez graduates next year with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science, she will be the first in her family with a college degree.

Jun 30, 2020