Success Stories 2014
Do you know a GVSU faculty or staff member who serves as a role model for others living a healthy lifestyle? Nominate your co worker for our next newsletter!
December 2014: Nicole Greiner
Nicole Greiner, assistant manager at the University Book Store is a strong advocate for the Rooms for Nursing Mothers. After having her first daughter, Ava, in March, her experience of coming back to work while nursing has been phenomenal. Read more about Nicole
November 2014: Cheryl Edwards-Cannon
Cheryl Edwards-Cannon, a Field Representative for the Charter Schools office at Grand Valley, focuses a large part of her week on providing support or volunteering with seniors at Clark Retirement. Read more about Cheryl
September 2014: Linda Masselink
Throughout the years, the GVSU community has demonstrated a commitment to serving our local community through its involvement with the United Way. Linda Masselink, a recent retiree of Grand Valley was one of the many faculty members who donated her time to making the community a better place... Read More about Linda
August 2014: Daniel Slaughter
Daniel Slaughter has been with Grand Valley since 2007 as an undergraduate student and now working as Senior Web Developer. He is currently busy working towards his Masters in Computer Information Systems ,however Dan feels maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a must... Read More about Daniel
July 2014: Paul Stephenson
Paul Stephenson has worked at Grand Valley State University in the Statistics department for 20 years and currently serves as Faculty Chair. Over the years Paul learned maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult... Read more about Paul
June 2014: Barbara Brower
Barbara Brower, library specialist at Grand Valley State University, has been utilizing the Field House pool for 25 years. Her love for exercising in the pool began with a water aerobics class that was offered years prior. She continues to exercise once a week in the water to stay active and in shape; but she has also found a new love, yoga... Read more about Barbara
May 2014: Alumni Relations
The Alumni Relations staff is top notch when it comes to embracing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Chris Barbee, Kim Schmidt, Abigayle Sloan, Alexis Rangel, Sara Sabo and Krashawn McElveen all participate in work out classes, group activities, and the Fifth Third River Bank Run. About 66 alumni, students, faculty, and staff will run or walk with the Laker for a Lifetime at the River Bank Run this year. Read More about Alumni Relations...
April 2014: Ashley McCarter
What does your pre-work routine involve? Ashley McCarter, Human Resources Secretary, pulls herself out of bed every morning to start her workout routine at 5:30a.m. Ashley began working at GVSU six months ago. However, she is not new to our Laker family. She is a 2008 Grand Valley graduate and was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area. With a high prevalence of diabetes in her family and having witnessed her own father suffer from three major strokes, Ashley took control of her health and made exercise a priority. Read More about Ashley...
March 2014: Eric Garvelink
Eric Garvelink, Club Sports Coordinator and Health & Wellness ambassador, has always had a passion for staying fit and playing a variety of sports. Eric continues to play pick-up basketball as well as intramural sports here at GVSU because he enjoys the competitiveness that sports offer along with the camaraderie that builds between the people who play. However, Eric has experienced several injuries and 4 knee surgeries that made even the average workout lead to tight, sore muscles. Read More about Eric...
February 2014: Connie Dang
For Connie Dang, Director of Multicultural Affairs, exercising and eating healthy is a daily routine. “If you’re eating and sleeping every day, then exercise should be a daily routine as well.” says Connie. Between school, work, family, and community engagement, Connie juggles a busy lifestyle, yet she is always sure to exercise at least 5 mornings a week. “Exercising in the morning gives me the energy and endurance needed in the day, and helps me sleep better at night,” explains Connie. Read More about Connie...
January 2014: Pedometer Challenge Winners
The 2013 Pedometer Challenge is all about winning prizes with your team [and getting active of course]! This year's GVSU Pedometer Challenge teams participated in the "Competitive Challenge" and the "Team Goal Challenge" with ways to win prizes for both options. We are now proud to announce the 2013 winners: Read More about the Pedometer Challenge...
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