Winterfest Court

What is it: The Winterfest Court is a collection of students who embody the spirit of what it means to be a Laker. These students are active in the GVSU community and are celebrated for their dedication in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.

Why: This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate students who embody the Laker spirit and deserve recognition. Additionally, from the Winterfest Court, a Winterfest Regent will be selected. This regent will receive a scholarship of $500.


Liz Francis

Liz Francis

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

Why should we vote for you? 
As a member on the first ever Winterfest Court, I believe that it is my duty to be an example of an academic and well-rounded Laker. I always try my hardest to show my appreciation for the Grand Valley community, and being on the Court is a great opportunity to be more involved. I am hoping to be able to represent all high-achieving, academic, Hispanic, female, and optimistic students at Grand Valley.

Damaiya Harper

Damaiya Harper

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Why should we vote for you?
You should vote for me because I believe that I represent the meaning of being a Laker. I spend a lot of time thinking of the future of GV and hope to see the university grow. In conclusion, after graduation I will continue to promote Grand Valley and talk about my journey at the university.

Chiara Nicholas

Chiara Nicholas

Major: Writing and Psychology

Why should we vote for you?

I am running on behalf of the GVSU community, as a face for the group effort and support given to sign the petition I created for mental health break days. Being a Regent on Winterfest Court would be a great opportunity to recognize the work we have done to gain those mental health break days. It was daunting to start that petition, but I gained a lot of self-confidence and kept pushing on because I knew it was a cause that our entire community connected to. Although I believe my work with creating that petition is the main reason I was nominated, I am also involved in the school community as a writing consultant, Editor of Poetry for fishladder, member of InWriting Newsletter, and Vice President of the Anchored in Poetry club. I would be honored to represent our student body on the Winterfest Court because I recognize the value of staying connected as a community, especially during this very unusual and stressful semester.

Grace McMahon

Grace McMahon

Majors: Biomedical Science major, Chemistry minor

Why should we vote for you? 

As an involved student leader, I have worked since my freshman year to improve campus and the Laker experience for all. I continue to be an involved member in the community through my work at the Community Service Learning Center as well as my involvement in Alternative Breaks and MomsBloom. My time at Grand Valley has been focused on doing what I can to leave it a better place for future students.

Tammy Dahn

Tammy Danh

Major: Advertising/Public Relations

Why should we vote for you?

As a student involved in 4 different communities, I want to encourage others to find their community within Grand Valley. Especially during a pandemic, I think it’s important to stay connected even if it is online. Everyone is part of the Laker family and it’s important to stay connected.

 

Magingo Mpungwe

Magingo Mpungwe

Major: International Business and Finance; French

Why should we vote for you? 

It is an honor to be nominated along side candidates who are just as qualified as I am to be the Winterfest Regent. You should vote for me, Magingo Mpungwe, because I embody the characteristics of what being a laker is all about. Being an individual who has and hopes to continue building a better community, while positively encouraging students as they make a home on campus. I’m proud of my accomplishments at Grand Valley, and I hope to continue helping my fellow students as they work towards fulfilling their purposes and living proud lives as Lakers, thank you!