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Annual A/P award winners announced

  • Karen Meyers, director of the Regional Math and Science Center, won the A/P Achievement Award.
  • Julie Amon-Mattox, senior academic advisor in the CLAS Academic Advising Center, won the  Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services award.
  • Marla Wick, assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center, won the Commitment to Diversity award.
  • V'Lecea Hunter, enrollment development counselor, won the Commitment to Students award.
  • David Shultz, supervisor in the Language Resource Center, won the Innovation award.
  • Jarek Kozel, lab supervisor and instructor of anatomy and physiology, won the Service to Community award.
  • GVSU Votes won the Outstanding Team Project award.
  • Suzeanne Benet, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs, was recognized for 25 years of service to Grand Valley.
  • Kim Schmidt, associate director of Alumni Relations, was recognized for 25 years of service to Grand Valley.

Posted on April 24, 2017

Fourteen people won A/P awards and four others were honored for 25 years of service at the annual Administrative/Professional luncheon April 20 in the Kirkhof Center. 

Karen Meyers, director of the Regional Math and Science Center, received the A/P Achievement Award, the highest honor presented to an A/P staff member to recognize that person's outstanding contributions to Grand Valley. 

Meyers also serves as an administrative coordinator for the GVSU integrated science major. For the past 24 years, Meyers has made a far-reaching impact on K-12 math and science education in the community, at Grand Valley and across the state of Michigan.

Recipients of the other A/P awards are detailed below.

• Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services: Julie Amon-Mattox, senior academic advisor, CLAS Academic Advising Center

• Commitment to Diversity: Marla Wick, assistant director, LGBT Resource Center

• Commitment to Students: V'Lecea Hunter, enrollment development counselor

• Innovation: David Shultz, supervisor, Language Resource Center

• Service to Community: Jarek Kozel, lab supervisor and instructor, Anatomy and Physiology

• Outstanding Team Project: GVSU Votes — an effort led by students and staff members to educate and encourage students to become registered voters. About 16 voter registration drives were hosted by various student organizations from August through October. More than 3,000 students registered to vote.

Melissa Baker-Boosamra, Liz Collver, Bobby Nielsen, Katie Gordon, Marla Wick, Nikhil Watsa, Ella Fritzemeier, Breanna Petra, Joshua Harris, Relando Thompkins-Jones

Four people received medallions for 25 years of service:

• Suzeanne Benet, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs

• David Oliver, engineering supervisor, WGVU Public Media

• Kim Schmidt, associate director, Alumni Relations

• Edward Spier, program manager, WGVU Public Media