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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 Volunteer Spotlight
Eric Fassler

ERIC FASSLER

Just two short years ago Eric Fassler walked into the Eberhard Center on Fulton Street for a business meeting. He had the pleasure of meeting one of WGVU’s staff who informed him know about a volunteer opportunity for the station answering telephones for a fund raising event that week. That business relationship blossomed into a personal friendship and the volunteer experience had him hooked.
 
Eric is the owner of Artisan Computer located in the Grand Rapids area and spends most of his days helping people solve their technology problems. His favorite part of work is seeing people smile at the end of the day or the “Aha!” moment when they learn something completely new. Eric taught SCUBA ping, snorkeling, and worked on a sailboat in Key Largo where he found his passion for teaching people new skills. He moved back to Grand Rapids after traveling the country and living in south Florida for several years.
 
"The best part of West Michigan is, without a doubt, the people in our community. We have the pleasure of a vibrant collection of persons from all walks of life who really enjoy coming together to help each other. In any event around our cities, large or small, you can find an amazing group of people volunteering to lend a hand. We vary in age, religion, sex, socioeconomic status, political view and many, many more things but we all share a common sense of community. A warm smile, warm heart and a helping hand, binds us all together in one of the best places I have set foot and I am proud to be a part of once again."
 
Eric’s favorite place to volunteer is still the phone banks for WGVU where he gets to meet new people from the community and laugh with those who help out regularly.

Other volunteer spotlights

GVSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ROB AND CHRIS GEER NOTRE DAME CLUB OF GRAND RAPIDS RON BARKEL KRISTIN ARMSTRONG ALPHA IOTA OF GRAND RAPIDS OHIO STATE ALUMNI CLUB OF WEST MICHIGAN PRIORITY HEALTH CYCLING TEAM SHARON YENTSCH MARCIA DE YOUNG LIZZIE WILLIAMS JENNA PUISIS MARIE BYL JOANN FLOWERS KATY ATCHISON CHRIS MALLEY JOY CHAPMAN BILL AND KATHIE PENDERGAST DEIDRA MCCLELLAND SHONDREKA LOTT KATIE FAVALE JACQUIE LOVEGROVE TELEPHONE PIONEERS JON HELMRICH NANCY BROZEK KISHEN NEWTON

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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