Past HerStory Presenters
The HerStory series offers the GVSU community the opportunity to hear stories of women in leadership positions firsthand and discover how these experiences led to their success. In 2015, the Women's Commission hosted the 50th installment of the HerStory series.
Below is a list of past HerStory presenters. Click on the academic years listed to the right to be brought to a specific listing.
Interested in who will share their story this year? Visit our HerStory webpage for details.
Know a phenomenal woman at GVSU who should share her story? Nominate them and we'll reach out to see if they are willing and available.
2018-2019: Heather Tafel
2017-2018: Cynthia McCurren
2016-2017: Takeelia Garrett, Suzeanne Benet, Melanie Shell-Weiss
2015-2016: Renee Freeman, Zulema Moret, Melba Ortiz
2014-2015: Maggie McCrystal, Marcia Haas, Mary Sharp
2013-2014: Michelle Burke, Koletta Moore, JoAnn Wassenaar
2012-2013: Carol (Griff) Griffin, Nancy Giardina, Elaine Collins, Mary Eileen Lyon
2011-2012: Natalia Gomez, Danielle DeMuth, Sylvia Mupepi, Maureen Wolverton
2010-2011: Kate Stoetzner, Shelley Irwin, Regina McClinton, Sonia Dalmia
2009-2010: Cheryl Boudreaux, Cassonya Carter, Karen Libman, Connie Dang, Michelle Coffill
2008-2009: Jeanne Arnold, Sue Sloop, Lorraine Alston, Diane Madsen, Sandra Jennings
2006-2007: Jane Toot, Shailey Menon, Susan Mendoza, Elizabeth Eubanks, Nanette Reynolds
2005-2006: Sharon Robideaux, Maribeth Wardrop, Judy Whipps, Julia Mason, Gayla Jewell, Priscilla Kimboko, Lee VanOrsdel
2004-2005: Pat Parker, Barb Bergers, Jan Joseph, Catherin Ferichs, Barbara Polombi, Arnie Smith-Alexander
2003-2004: Lois Smith-Owens, Wendy Wenner, Pat Oldt, Veta Tucker