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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
Bill and Kathie Pendergast

BILL AND KATHIE PENDERGAST

Bill and Kathie Pendergast most recently assisted with the WGVU Real Oldies Car Show at the Ballpark on June 30th. They also volunteer with Experience Grand Rapids, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the Steelcase Care Center, as well as WGVU. 

Bill spent 37 Years at Steelcase doing a variety of jobs including engineering, production control, finance & purchasing. Bill’s last title was Project Manager when he retired from the Steelcase in 1994. Back in the 70s Bill became (too) involved in the All American Soap Box Derby and ended up spending 2 years on the National Control Board in Akron. Bill also was a member of the Grand Rapids Jaycees during this time.
 
Kathie has held a number of office positions including Executive Secretary to the Grand Secretary of the local Masonic Lodge, Secretary to the President of Redi-Bake, and Administrative Assistant to the President of Van Eerden, a food distribution company. She, too, retired in 1994.
 
Bill and Kathie took up sailing in 1985. With their second boat, they left the waters of Lake Michigan in 1996, traveled down the East Coast and spent two seasons as live aboard sailors in the Bahamas, their adventure of a lifetime. They sold the boat in 1999 and bought a motorhome. Cruised the States for 2 years and found a spot they like in South West Florida. They built a park model home there in 2001 and have been spending half their time there ever since. (Winters, of course.)

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 MARCIA DE YOUNG LIZZIE WILLIAMS JENNA PUISIS MARIE BYL JOANN FLOWERS KATY ATCHISON CHRIS MALLEY JOY CHAPMAN 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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