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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 Staff Spotlight
Barb Plumb

BARB PLUMB

Barb began working at WGVU TV in 1987 as a production assistant.  She enjoyed an unparalleled, “hands on” opportunity of working in all areas of television broadcasting, and relates that “WGVU personnel have been like family on a lot of occasions.”

Barb comments, “WGVU is a dynamic, ever-changing, learning facility, which is one reason I like working here. I enjoy watching students, starting just as I did, climb their experiential ladders in broadcasting, and then go on to become professionals in the field.”               

In 1989 Barb began working as a temporary employee in the TV engineering department, and in 1991, she was hired full time.  She states, “I’ve been with the station a long time, and God willing, I’ll still be here this upcoming March, when I will be celebrating my 20th year anniversary as a full-time employee.” Barb was here through momentous events such as the station moving from Lake Manitou Hall in Allendale to the new facility here at the Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids, and the conversion from analog to digital in the new millennium.

Barb enjoys time spent with her friends and family.  She says, “I’m so blessed.  I have two wonderful daughters, and four precious, grandchildren…oh, yeah, and two pretty decent sons in laws…” she adds jokingly, “…and, of course, my husband of 12 years.”  

Barb’s family, includes her mother, six other siblings and their families, as well as an incredible church family at Resurrection Life in Rockford, where she attends services and is involved in various small groups. One of her favorites, being the motorcycle group there, called The Rez Riders with whom she enjoys going on rides and fellowshipping with.

Other staff spotlights

DAVID MADISON RICK BIERLING JANET MILLS JIM RADEMAKER HARVEY MCKNIGHT KIM BRUMMEL BRADLEY GORDON AMANDA READER DAVID OLIVER JACKIE SIRIANNI STEVE CHAPPELL MICHAEL KLUCYZK KEN KOLBE MARK EPSTEIN CHELSEA DUBEY STEVE SAVASKY BILL BAILEY CAROLINE MACGREGOR KELSEY ROSS JIM VANDER MAAS NICHOLAS DEVRIES BARBARA CHRISTL

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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