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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
jim Vander Maas

JIM VANDER MAAS

Jim Vander Maas is a producer-director at WGVU.  He has managed numerous projects during his 10 years with the station.  Past awards recognize Jim’s contributions in several areas; most notably the inaugural ArtPrize 2010 in Grand Rapids, the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, and profiles on student-athletes at Grand Valley State University.

Jim brought WGVU his experience in the field of video production, along with a genuine interest in sports.  He loves producing Grand Valley State Sports Report which highlights both the top-notch athletic program at GVSU, and the students who make GVSU an all-around Division II contender.  Another area of interest for Jim is developing the talents of students at GVSU who are interested in the field of video-production.  He enjoys being part of a team atmosphere with the students at WGVU and helping them get experience and knowledge to start their own careers.

Jim has been involved in video production for 30 years.  His wife Diane is currently serving as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer in Kent County.  Their daughter Rose, a registered dietician, is married and lives in St. Louis, MO;  son Tyler is currently studying in East Lansing, plans on attending graduate school next year, and fulfilling his career ambitions of composing and arranging music.

Other staff spotlights

DAVID MADISON BARB PLUMB 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 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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