The Staff of the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising

Jennifer Getting Jameslyn
Director

Jen serves as the Director for the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and her MA in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies from The University of Iowa. Jen enjoys building connections with students, supporting them in reaching their goals, and challenging them to make the most of their time as a Laker through all the opportunities GVSU offers to experience new places and perspectives.

Outside of work, Jen is a busy mom, a gardener, a reader, a hiker, a camper and a lover of all cheeses and desserts. She’s been known to binge watch Marvel: Agents of Shield on Netflix when her kids are asleep. She’s a Grand Rapids native who loves all that the city and West Michigan have to offer.

Anita Benes
Office Coordinator
Anita serves as the Office Coordinator for the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising. She graduated from MCC with an Associate's Degree and transferred to GVSU earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She lives in Grand Haven and is an amateur musician. Anita is a member of the West Michigan Concert Winds, the Holland American Legion Band and the Shoreline Symphony Orchestra. She has been on four International tours with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and attends the adult camp session. She likes to run to stay healthy and participates in races each year. Anita has held a variety of jobs, working in senior centers, as a lab tech for a power company and in educational office settings before coming to GVSU. She enjoys working with GVSU students and her greatest joy is to encourage and watch students succeed!

Mollie VanOrsdol
Graduate Assistant
"I am a proud first generation 2015 Michigan State University Graduate. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education, I have spent 4 years serving with various AmeriCorps programs around the country. My work focuses on removing barriers to academic success for low income, historically marginalized youth, and increasing Michigan's post-secondary education attainment rate. I am enrolled in GVSU's School Counseling Program where I serve as President of the School Counseling Graduate Student Organization. When I'm not working you can find me unplugged and either in the woods or on the beach, enjoying Michigan's natural wonders. I am thrilled to be joining the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising and look forward to a impactful year."

Jennifer Getting Jameslyn

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Anita Benes

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Mollie VanOrsdol

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