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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
Marcia De Young

MARCIA DE YOUNG

Marcia De Young graduated from Union High School about the time Grand Valley State was just beginning! She graduated from Michigan State University and began her teaching career in Lansing, Michigan, then went overseas teaching for the Military Schools in Okinawa (1 year), Germany (5 years) and Turkey (2 years).  She returned to the USA in time to celebrate the bicentennial in the Silver Spring, Maryland area, and taught for 13 more years there. She retired in 2005 and returned to her home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Throughout those teaching years, Marcia has appreciated educational programs and has used them in teaching. By supporting WGVU she is helping to ensure these quality educational programs continue for teachers today. Marcia also feels the importance of cultural programming. WGVU has great music and classic theatre available to those who may not experience live performances, or observe cultural differences through traveling as she has over the years. Marcia feels that travel does broaden one’s experience, and loves the programming of WGVU and travel.

Since retiring, Marcia has volunteered in many areas. She ushers patrons in four local theatres for music and theatrical productions and sings in the Kentwood Senior Chorale at various venues around Grand Rapids. Volunteering is her simple way of saying thank you to a broader community. Only recently has she joined the volunteers at WGVU and has helped at KidsDay at the Zoo, and Food, Wine & All That Jazz night at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

In the role of WGVU Member Correspondent, Marcia has committed to coming to WGVU twice monthly and contacting WGVU members to say “Thank You” by phone or in a personal note. Every cent that is given to WGVU, aids in continuing quality educational programming to our West and Southwest Michigan communities.

Other volunteer spotlights

ERIC FASSLER 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 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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