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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
GVSU Alumni Association

GVSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The GVSU Alumni Association volunteers for WGVU for many reasons. As alumni of Grand Valley State University, we try to help & support all of the University’s endeavors. Additionally, we enjoy meeting and networking with other alumni who are volunteering and take great pride in being able to promote GVSU & the Alumni Association on the University’s very own media outlet. We have been volunteering for WGVU TV and radio membership drives for over 15 years now and have volunteered for the WGVU Auction as well.

The GVSU Alumni Volunteer program helps in a number of different efforts. In addition to providing volunteer support to GVSU and its students (through providing career advice/mentoring, guest lecturing in classes/to organizations, assisting with admissions efforts, staffing alumni and university events), we are actively involved in community service. Some projects we have been involved with in past include Habitat for Humanity (alumni builds); Relay for Life (fundraising walk for American Cancer Society - top fundraising team at GVSU per participant 2 years running!); Feeding America (helping sort and distribute food for food banks); and also a host of other organizations during Make a Difference Day and Community Outreach Week (a full week of service projects throughout the country). We’ve helped local organizations such as the Renucci House at DeVos Children’s Hospital, Blandford Nature Center, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Love Inc., Salvation Army (canned food drives), Cesar Chavez March, Degage Ministries, Mel Trotter Ministries, John Ball Zoo Society, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Camp Blodgett and God’s Kitchen among others.  We also have regional alumni groups who plan a host of service projects in their respective areas.
 
All graduates of GVSU are members of the Alumni Association, now over 77,000 members strong. The Alumni Volunteer Program boasted over 1,100 volunteers last fiscal year. For more information on the Alumni Volunteer Program and upcoming opportunities, visit www.gvsu.edu/alumni/volunteer

Lastly, we can’t help but mention that it is neat to get your 15 minutes of fame and see yourself on TV!

Other volunteer spotlights

ERIC FASSLER 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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