Carl and Claudia Bajema
Carl and Claudia Bajema share a commitment to the City of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Public School District, and Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Four of their children are graduates of the Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) District, and three are also alumni of GVSU. Claudia, too, is an alumna having earned both a B.S. and M.B.A.
Claudia retired in 2015 as Director of Graduate Business Programs for the Seidman College of Business; and Carl, Professor Emeritus, taught biology at GVSU for more than 40 years. Both have long and varied histories of service to Grand Rapids, GRPS, and GVSU.