Meet our Staff

Joy Gianakura

Joy Gianakura, Ed.D.

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: gianakuj@gvsu.edu

Joy is the Associate Dean of the Seidman Student Academic Services office in the Seidman College of Business. In this role she oversees the operations and staff at the Seidman Center and Allendale offices. Joy has a BS in Education from CMU, and earned her MS in Higher Education from GVSU! Go Lakers! In 2013 she earned her doctorate in higher education leadership from CMU. Dr. Gianakura has spent over 25 years in higher education and enjoys collaborating with faculty and assisting students in achieving success. She has worked at institutions such as Oakland University, James Madison University, Davenport University and GVSU (1995-2000) and returned in July, 2014. In her spare time she teaches higher education courses, is a Spinning instructor, and enjoys music, running and swimming.

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Marianne Fischer

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: fischema@gvsu.edu

Marinne is the transfer specialist in the Undergraduate Program Office. Marianne earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at GVSU and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. She has been with GVSU since 2003 and values the knowledge and experience she gained working in the Registrar’s Office and the Student Academic Success Center. She has been a part of the Seidman Undergraduate Student Services team since 2008. Born and raised on Michigan’s east side, she moved to West Michigan for school and loved it so much she stayed. Marianne loves to road trip to new places, which can include a four hour weekend drive to nowhere in particular. She also enjoys sharing her love of live music with friends and family.

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Tami Kraker

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: krakerta@gvsu.edu

Tami earned a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership both from Grand Valley State University. Before joining the Seidman College of Business, Tami served as an adjunct advisor in the Student Academic Success Center where she supported the Freshman Academy Program and international students.  Tami has been a Michigander all her life but enjoys any and all opportunities to travel and explore the United States and beyond. As a pastime, she paints acrylics on canvas ever since she took an introductory art course. Baking is another of her hobbies, and her cake ball creation has won awards.

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Claire Rose

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: rosecl@gvsu.edu

Claire earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies and M.P.A. in Public Administration from GVSU. During her college career she lived and studied in Florence, Italy, and Taipei, Taiwan, and has traveled to many other countries. In her free time Claire enjoys cooking, reading, creating websites, knitting, and outdoor activities, especially where her dog is welcome. She loves sharing her passion for studying abroad with students and assisting them towards meeting their educational and career goals.

Mary Stanko

Mary Stanko

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: stankom@gvsu.edu

Mary earned a B.A in Advertising and Public Relations from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from Davenport University. Prior to joining the Seidman College of Business, Mary served on the Admissions and Advising teams for Davenport University and in various corporate roles in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Grand Rapids. Growing up on Grand Rapids’ West Side, Mary is a passionate ambassador for all that West Michigan has to offer, but she is also an avid encourager of the benefits of traveling for pleasure and education. Mary completed a graduate level internship in Zürich, Switzerland, and intends on visiting as many other countries as she possibly can! In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures, cooking and experimenting with new recipes, spending time with friends and family, and playing and watching sports. She enjoys serving students and colleagues at every stage in the academic process and absolutely loves seeing the passion, determination, and drive that each student exudes as they continue throughout their academic endeavors. Go Lakers!

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Barb Hackley

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: hackleyb@gvsu.edu

Barb earned a B.A. in Recreation Administration at Bethany College in Kansas. Barb has been at Grand Valley for 24 years and has been in the Seidman Undergraduate Advising Office for the past 11 years.  Prior to working in Seidman, she worked in the Student Academic Success Center and the Registrar’s Office. In her free time, she enjoys jogging and reading a good book.  Growing up with five brothers and having three sons I have always been an avid sports fan.  Go Lakers!

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Molly Duimstra

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: duimstmo@gvsu.edu

Molly earned a B.S. in Resource Development and Environmental Policy at Michigan State University.   Prior to working in Seidman, she worked in the School of Engineering at GVSU. In her free time, Molly enjoys hiking, biking, and anything that's outdoors!

Chelse Hawkins

Chelse Hawkins

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: go2gvbiz@gvsu.edu

Chelse is a graduate assistant in the Seidman College of Business Undergraduate Programs office. Chelse earned her B.B.A. in International Business and Marketing at Grand Valley State University. In her undergrad, Chelse studied abroad in Cameroon, China, and France, where she made use of her French language skills. After a brief stint as a wedding planner, Chelse had a change of heart and is now pursuing her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership at GVSU. In her free time, Chelse enjoys volunteering at local cat shelters, playing pickle ball (yes it is a real sport!), and frequenting the neighborhood library.  

McKaela Myers

McKaela Myers

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: go2gvbiz@gvsu.edu

McKaela is a graduate assistant in the Seidman College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office.  McKaela has earned a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.  Because she never wants to leave college (Laker for a Lifetime!), she is currently pursuing a Master's in Adult and Higher Education.  McKaela enjoys long walks with her Australian Shepherd, traveling both within the United States and abroad (19 countries and counting!), and reading any good fictional mystery she can get her hands on. As a West Michigan native, McKaela enjoys spending time on the lake and going "up north". McKaela loves all four seasons (wait, even winter?) and being outdoors! In her free time, she can be found running, hiking, snowboarding, or cross country skiing. 

Travis Love

Travis Love

Office Address: 1041 L. William Seidman Center
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: go2gvbiz@gvsu.edu

Travis is a graduate assistant in the Seidman College of Business Undergraduate Programs office. He received his B.A. in Secondary Education from Grand Valley in 2016 and is currently working on his M.Ed in the College Student Affairs Leadership program. After undergrad, Travis spent a year serving with AmeriCorps through the Michigan College Access Network as a high school college adviser. This opportunity fueled his passion to serve college students. Travis enjoys watching sports, running, and exploring the great state of Michigan with his wife. 



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