GVSU Recreation Success Stories


Jeremy and Katie Hepner

We've always wanted to travel and explore what's out there so we thought why not start with the United States. We also wanted to take this trip sooner rather than later because we aren't really tied to anything right now. 

Eric Strickler

Jump into the opportunities that come your way for adventure! There are SOOOO many opportunities at GVSU...more than you'll likely ever have available to you with so much convenience. Don't waste your time watching Netflix and Snapchatting... go on a back

Marie Schneider

Never settle nor underestimate yourself!! Your job that you have now may seem insignificant, but there are lessons to be learned around you every day.  Pay attention to the people you interact with, both the customers and your teammates. 

Grant Carrigan

"Immerse yourself in the Recreation lifestyle; not just the job. Embracing the community and your role within it can lead to some pretty great life moments. Second most important..."

Sydney Trepeck

"My biggest success through REC was finding a class I LOVE- Groove! I have gone now for 3 sessions, and this is one of the BEST things I have done! It's all fun and it's different every time! I'm not the most athletic person, but I do love to dance..."

Olivia Seaver

"I REC because it helps me stay in control of my health - something I haven't always been able to do. I have a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or POTS) that affects my heart rate and blood pressure, and often causes me to..."

Megan Alwardt

"I began working the GVSU Rec Center most for a source of income, but it became must more than a paycheck. It became a community. I have made so many great connections as a Rec Center user, lifeguard, staff member, and and Student Building Supervisor....

Claire Piesiak

"I've always had a passion for fitness and nutrition. After deciding I wanted to attend GVSU during my junior year of high school, I knew I made the perfect choice before I even got there. When the first semester finally came around, I couldn't be any...

Rachael Chase

"Through GV Campus Recreation and Club Sports, I have learned how to motivate individuals and how to truly be a great teammate and leader. The support I have received and the guidance I was given during my time at GV was wonderful and I wouldn't trade...

Malia Brooks

"Campus Recreation has allowed me to stay involved with activities I love - from soccer, to swimming, to gathering people together to play sports. My employment with Campus Recreation helped me discover my passion for inspiring others to live healthy...

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