PCEC Outreach Staff

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Sara Maas

Outreach Coordinator

Office Address:164 Innovation & Design Center
Phone: (616) 331-6025
Email: maassa@gvsu.edu

Sara Maas joined the Seymour & Esther Padnos College as an adjunct engineering instructor.  She was then selected to serve as the Outreach Coordinator. 

Education:      M.S.E, Manufacturing Operations, Grand Valley State University
                         B.S., Plastics Engineering Technology, Ferris State University
                         A.S., Technical Drafting & Tool Design, Ferris State University

Experience:     Manufacturing Engineer, Leon Plastics Inc., 5 years
                         Industrial Internships, Leon Plastics Inc., 3 years  

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Shelby Harrison

Office Coordinator, PCEC Advising Center & Outreach

Office: 101 Eberhard Center
Phone: (616) 331-6025
Email: harshelb@gvsu.edu

Shelby Harrison is happy to return to Padnos College Student Services as she worked as a Student Receptionist when she was in her undergraduate schooling here at GVSU. She previously served as the Secretary for the School of Computing at GVSU prior to this role. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in math education and elementary education. Her passion for higher education has grown over the years as she knows the impact she makes now will influence the other levels of education and the people she interacts with. Shelby's role is to help with the administrative side of advising and outreach for PCEC.

Shelby loves to cook, bake, garden, travel, drink coffee, and spend intentional time with her family and friends. Shelby is an avid college football fan as fall is her favorite season of the year. Her favorite place to vacation is Bois Blanc Island in Northern Michigan. 

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Sara Wheeler

Director of Advising, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing 

Office: 101 Eberhard Center 

Phone: (616) 331-6025

Email: Wheelesa@gvsu.edu 

Sara is a proud alumnus of Grand Valley and brings over a decade of student services experience to the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Undergraduate Advising Center. Having lived and worked in various regions of the United States, Sara is a strong advocate for student and academic success.  What does Sara like best about her job?  Engaging with students to learn their stories, challenging students to do their best, and cheering graduates as they cross the stage during commencement.   

Sara is proudly married to a US Marine turned Sheriff Deputy.  After 16 years of active duty, she is thankful to not have moved in many years (this is a record!).  Sara has two very animated children and two sneaky but brilliant pups, Marley and Jack.  She cherishes family time, reading, and traveling.  Sara is addicted to chocolate, Broadway, and come August, may display a borderline obsession with Fantasy Football.

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Ryan Aldridge

Engineering Laboratories Supervisor

Office: 158 Innovation Design Center 

Phone(616) 331-6766


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