Faculty & Staff Awards
- Pew Teaching Excellence Award (April 2006).
- Faculty Recognition Award for dedication and excellence (Fall 2006). Presented by the GVSU Panhellenic Council.
- CLAS Faculty Exchange with Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd (April-July 2010).
- Outstanding University Service Award (2014).
- Pew Teaching Excellence Award (2016).
- Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award (2015).
- GVSU Student Award for Faculty Excellence (2015).
Mayra Fortes González
- Pew Teaching Excellence Award (2017).
- Outstanding Community Service Award (2013).
Janel Pettes Guikema
- Georges J. Joyaux Post-Secondary Educator Award (2019). Presented by Michigan World Language Association (MIWLA).
- Outstanding University Service Award (2019).
- Teaching With Technology Award (2007).
- CLAS Lifetime Faculty Service Award (2013).
- Distinguished Early-Career Scholar Award, GVSU Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (2015).
- Naming of a Street and Author’s Recognition. XVII Santo Domingo International Book Fair (2014). Awarded by the Ministry of Culture to an author whose work has made a significant contribution to Dominican literature.
- Student Award for Faculty Excellence (2013). Awarded by Grand Valley State University Student Senate to a faculty member who stands for GVSU’s mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
- Professor of the Year (2011-2012). Awarded by Grand Valley State University Education Support Program to professors who go beyond the teaching duties to make learning accessible to first-generation college students.
- AP Innovation Award (2017).
- Pew Teaching Excellence Award (2015).