Naming of the Chamberlain Multipurpose Room

Naming of the Chamberlain Multipurpose Room

On March 19, 2019, the Honors College welcomed back longtime director Jeff Chamberlain, Dr. J., for a ceremony naming the Multipurpose Room in the Niemeyer Learning & Living Center in his honor. Director Gilles and President Haas offered words of praise and gratitude to Dr. J’s many valuable contributions to GVSU and the Honors College, and both current and former students crowded the room to offer thanks of their own. Besides adding signage in the hallway leading to the room and installing a portrait of Dr. J along with text describing his major accomplishments, the Honors College presented to Dr. J a handmade statue from Ghana to mark the event.

students, alumni, and faculty in the Chamberlain Multipurpose Room


Students, alumni, and faculty.

Former President Thomas J. Haas at the multipurpose room naming ceremony


Dr. J and GVSU's fourth president, Thomas J. Haas.

honors students and alumni listening to a tribute


Honors students and alumni listening to a tribute.

Roger Gilles unveiling the portrait of Dr. J


Current director Roger Gilles unveiling the portrait in Dr. J's honor.

Dr. J and family watching the ceremony


Dr. J with his daughter Alisa and wife Olga.

Jodi Chycinski greeting Dr. J at the ceremony


Associate VP and Director of Admissions Jodi Chycinski greeting Dr. J. 

John Kilbourne speaking at the ceremony


Professor John Kilbourne remembering Dr. J's contributions.

Karen Zivi speaking to Dr. J


Dr. J with Professor Karen Zivi.

montage of Dr. J "through the years"


Dr. J through the years.

Ghanaian statue


The Ghanaian statue commemorating the event.

new sign at the entrance to the Chamberlain Multipurpose Room


New signage leading into the Chamberlain MPR.

Dr. J portrait displayed in the Chamberlain Mulipurpose Room


Our new portrait of Dr. J, to be displayed permanently in the Chamberlain MPR.