Telling your story is powerful - to us, to others, and to you. Plus, it's widely known that recreation has its benefits and is important to student success and overall well-being, and we'd love to know what that means to you (or how we've helped you achieve that)! 

We want to promote, encourage, and motivate you to keep moving through testimonials and stories about why Recreation & Wellness has impacted them and how it has made a lasting impression. 

Share your story to be featured on social media or entered into monthly drawings for FREE swag!

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Participant Stories

Lori Maranville Spotlight

Lori Maranville

"We've done all of the family runs since my daughter was a freshman (She's now a junior). My daughter Sydney and I completed the 5K this morning (her on the Allendale campus and me at the family farm in Eastern Colorado). Thank you so much for..."

Ally Kaza Spotlight

Ally Kaza

"I was a dancer before I started at Grand Valley. After I was done dancing, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do to stay active. I found group exercise classes because my mom teaches yoga for Campus Recreation. I began to attend more classes and..."

Jake Stodgel Spotlight

Jake Stodgel

"I participate in Recreation & Wellness for the health benefits, remaining active, and finding daily energy. Recreation affords us the opportunity to bring people together regardless of how they identify, and puts us in situations where we coordinate..."

Dominic Raona Spotlight

Dominic Raona

"Each year at GVSU, I continuously learn about what recreation means to me and how Campus Rec can help me. I participate in Campus Recreation programs because it takes my mind off the hectic college environment that culminates throughout the year..."

Tabitha Cecil Spotlight

Tabitha Cecil

"I love all of the options offered that allow me to workout any time of the day and any part of my body. I also have a group exercise pass and really enjoy all the classes offered! I participate in Campus Rec programs because I love being active and...

Emma Ammond Spotlight

Emma Ammond

"I unplug to focus on what is in front of me and to give my self some time to appreciate where I am at the moment. I unplug by leaving my electronics and distractions away from me and take time to go outside and connect with the people I treasure..."

Meagan Saxton Spotlight

Meagan Saxton

"When I was younger, I was active in sports, but I hated running. After college, I became bored with doing what I had always done: YouTube workout videos and using an elliptical. I started to run on the treadmill instead. I decided to challenge myself..."

Grant Carrigan Spotlight

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..."

Micah Brown Spotlight

Micah Brown

"Campus Recreation has allowed me to become the person I am today. I was the Marketing Assistant for 2 years and I loved it! My time at Campus Rec had allowed me to find my love of sports, which I am now pursuing a Master's in Sports Marketing at...

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