Member Spotlights


Joan Boand: Inducted Into GR Sports Hall of Fame

Grand Valley State was well represented at the 2019 Induction for the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame as Laker legend Joan Boand was inducted as part of the 2019 class.

Michael Walenta: WGVU General Manager Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters honored Michael T. Walenta, general manager of WGVU Public Media, with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Martina Reinhold: On Telemedicine for Health Care Providers

"Telemedicine is the future of health care, so we want our students to gain a general understanding of how it works and how it can be utilized," says Martina Reinhold, assistant professor of physician assistant studies. 

Tim Selgo: Joins Athletics Staffing & Consultants

Tim Selgo joined Athletics Staffing & Consultants (ASC) in July 2016 following 20 years as athletic director at Grand Valley State University and brings over 28 years of successful college athletics experience to Athletics Staffing and Consultants.

Paul Plotkowski: Champion of Talent Development

The Padnos College of Engineering & Computing was established on July 1, 2004 as part of the academic reorganization at GVSU, and Dean Plotkowski has been at the helm ever since!

Annuka Thelen: Health & Wellness Ambassador

I grew up with parents who role modeled making healthy living a priority. Having my parents as strong role models encourages my husband and I to strive for the same thing for our children...

Shinsky Receives Humanitarian Award

John Shinsky, interim dean of the College of Education, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Big Ten Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award.

Wendy Burns-Ardolino: Celebrating Women in Sport and Physical Activity

When she talks about competing in triathlons, you wouldn't know that Wendy Burns-Ardolino is a relative newcomer to the sport. Her first triathlon was in 2010.

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