“I’ve been a WGVU volunteer for some 12 years working pledge drives and auctions. I am such an enthusiastic supporter of this station and the programming it offers both on television and radio! It has been rewarding to work with the staff members here who are passionate about what they do, their enthusiasm shows in their work,” says Sharon.
Sharon enjoyed working the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW when it was in Grand Rapids. She said, “Public radio and television is about bringing that type of programming to the people. WGVU has been the home of award-winning programs that educate, inform and entertain for almost 40 years. That’s why I’m here volunteering and not home in my rocking chair.”
Sharon has a journalism degree from Michigan State University; has worked in writing and public relations; is an advocate for the arts and has served on many boards. “I was appointed by Governor John Engler to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and enjoyed translating my enthusiasm to groups around the state,” she said.
Sharon considers herself a “community activist.” She made a lot of noise to bring more state funding to West Michigan; she’s a docent at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum; a volunteer for Community Circle Theatre, the Grand Rapids Symphonette, the Cascade Historical Society; is a standardized patient at the MSU Medical School; and is active in local and state politics. “When folks ask me how I do all I do, I tell them ‘I go fast and make lots of lists,’” said Sharon.
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