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WGVU has a long tradition of reaching out to audiences and a mission to serve the public both on-air and off. WGVU Engage works with our Outreach and Community Engagement programs to connect to the community. From Preview Screenings and Events to stimulating public discussion, WGVU Engage is there.

The Mission of the Engage Committee is to extend the outreach of WGVU through local events and programs in an effort to better serve the community.

WGVU Committee Members

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Kristin Armstrong
Saugatuck Center for the Arts - Executive Director

Diversity Arts
Dr. Damon Arnold
Grand Valley State University

Director - Laker Acadmeic Success Center

Education
Katy Atchison
Skye Group

Children's Health Education
David Aten
Community Supporter

Veterans
Valerie Atkin
Wells Street Consulting
Paul Ballard
Davenport University

Student Relations

Education
Andrew Bixel
Grand Valley State University - University Development

Education
Nancy Brozek
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Engage Women and Girls Lead Co-Chair

Diversity Arts
Renwick Brutus
Achievement Resources - Founder and CEO


Tiffany Carr
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Veterans
Steve Chappell
WGVU - Grants Administrator
Connie Dang dangc@gvsu.edu
Grand Valley State University

Director - Office of Multi Cultural Affairs

Diversity Education
Brandon DeHaan
Grand Valley State University - Assistant Director Department of Public Safety

Education
Angela DeLuca Placencia
ArtPrize

Arts
Steve Dirksen
West Michigan Whitecaps

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Timothy E. Eernisse eernisst@gvsu.edu
WGVU - Development and Marketing Manager

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Terri Eudy
Grand Valley Health Plan

Children's Health
Hillary Firlik
Community Supporter

Engage Health Co-Chair

Children's Health
Dr. John Fox
Priority Health

Children's Health
David Geen
Hungry Village Tours - President

Villas and Vines - President

Diversity Arts
Denny Gillem
Frontlines of Freedom Host

Veterans
Alison Glowinski
RE/MAX of Grand Rapids

Engage Veterans Co-Chair

Veterans
Dan Glowinski
Grand Valley State University - Athletics

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Bradley Gordon
WGVU - Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Marcia Haas
First Lady of Grand Valley State University

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Maureen Hale
PNC Bank - Client and Community Relations Director

Engage Education Co-Chair

Education
Jon Helmrich
President - International Broadcast Communications

Engage Arts Co-Chair

Diversity Education Arts
Priscilla Hill Gregels
GVSU Elementary Coordinator

Vice-President of The Robert D. Hill Foundation

Diversity Veterans Education
Adriel Hilton
Grand Valley State University

Diversity Education
Crista Hines
Rocco's Heart (an HLHS Foundation) - President and Co-Founder

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans
Scotty Hines
On the Border Mexican Grill - General Manager

Engage Education Co-Chair

Diversity Education Veterans Children's Health Arts
Sean Huddleston
Director Intercultural Training - Grand Valley State University

Engage Inclusion Chair

Diversity Education
Lynne Ike
SMG

Arts Committee Vice-Chair

Arts
Shelley Irwin
WGVU

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Jeremy Johnson
Plachta, Murphy, & Associates

Veterans
Ken Kolbe
WGVU - Assistant General Manager

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Scott Lane
West Michigan Whitecaps - President

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Chris Leaver
Veterans
Eddie Lee
United States Navy - Retired

Veterans
Ricki Levine
St. Cecilia Music Center

Development Director

Arts
Kathryn Lipnicki
Education
Steven Lipnicki
Assistant Dean of Students - Grand Valley State University

Engage Veterans Co-Chair

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Joshua Lunger
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Veterans
Laurie Luxford
Martin and Company

Children's Health
Patrick Maioho
Trans Pacific Engineering & Sourcing - Sales/Sourcing Manager

Children's Health Veterans Education
Chris Malley
T-Print USA, President

Shape Health Products, Partner
Maggie Malone
Grand Rapids Public Schools - Fine Arts Supervisor

Arts Committee Vice-Chair

Arts
Jeff Marcinkowski
Grand Valley State University - Facilities

Veterans
Lauralee Mathieu Ryan
Community Supporter
Deidre McClelland
Skye Group

Engage Women and Girls Lead Co-Chair

Diversity
Bridget Meyers
Gazelle Sports

Children's Health
Kim Miller
Uniform Color Company

Veterans
Kishen Newton
WGVU Public Media

Development Coordinator

Diversity Education Veterans Children's Health Arts
Lorraine Nykun
Work Flow One

Veterans
Warren "Skip" Olson
United States Army Retired

Veterans
Clayton Pelon
GVSU College of Education

Community

Education
Beth Rider
Mercantile Bank

Children's Health
Francine Robinson
Grand Rapids Children's Marathon

Children's Health
Diane Roper
Grand Valley State University - Facilities

Veterans
Tatum Rucker
Literacy Center of West Michigan

Diversity Children's Health Education
Paul Ryan
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve - State of Michigan Chair

Engage Veterans Co-Chair

Veterans
Marcia Schaub
Community Supporter

Education
Robert Schaub
Community Supporter

Education
Bob Snyders
Experience Grand Rapids

Veterans
Pam Spring
Pam Spring Advertising

President

Arts
Troy Tissue
State of Michigan Veterans Employment

Veterans
Greg Tusch
Compass Point Labor Management

CEO

Veterans
Kerri VanderHoff
GRAM

Arts
Michael Walenta
WGVU - General Manager

Diversity Children's Health Arts Veterans Education
Adrienne Wallace
834 Design & Marketing

Engage Health Co-Chair

Children's Health
Lizzie Williams
OST

Engage Arts Co-Chair

Arts
Dena Willis
Davenport University

Veterans Education
Craig Yust
West Michigan Whitecaps - Event Manager

Veterans
 

Thank you to the following sponsors of WGVU Engage

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Inclusion sponsored by
GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs PNC Bank
 
Health sponsored by
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital  
 
Arts sponsored by
Centennial Securities  
 
Veterans sponsored by
On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina Michigan National Guard
 
Education sponsored by
PNC Bank On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina
 
 
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