Success Stories


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. 

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Success Stories

Rosalie Galloway

"As an adult returning student, I am so grateful for the support of the Bike Shop to handle my blown out front tube. Joe took care of my bike and got me rolling again before my next class..." 

Janee Brewer

"Would I recommend OA trips to someone else? Yes, heck yes! As soon as we got back we all wanted to go back. OA trips are the way to go; they're perfect for spring break. You can meet new people and see places you never have..."

Lindsay Bogi

"Being a part of the GVSU Recreation community has helped me to incorporate exercise into my daily routine and live a healthier lifestyle. I love attending the group exercise classes that the Rec Center offers! The classes help keep me accountable and..."

Paige Qualls

"I have always tried to get into working out all of high school but I couldn't get myself to stick to it. Coming to Grand Valley has changed that completely for me. I love our gym because there are so many different options and I can switch up my...

Lori Schermers

"Campus Rec offers some type of activity for everyone! Campus rec staff cares about students mind, body and spirit! I participate in Campus Rec programs and services because feeling energetic, strong and capable motivates me to stay fit. As the Campus...

Trevor Clevenger

"I transferred to GV my sophomore year from a small university in Ohio. I knew maybe 3-4 people that went to GV, and I didn't really expect to be around many other people to be honest. On the first day of Men's Club Soccer practice here, I had already...

Lindsey DesArmo

"I would not be in my role as Health and Wellness Manager today if it were not for my employment and experiences with GVSU Campus Recreation. My first on campus job as a student was as an event staff position. One day, the Assistant Director at the...

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....

Ronda Huster

"I participate in the Campus Recreation program and services to keep in shape and to train for my up coming races. Being a staff member here at GVSU, I am able to use all the programs and services that Campus Recreation has to offer, which makes GVSU...

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