Family and Friends of Frederick A. Bell

Family and Friends of Frederick A. Bell

Frederick A. Bell served as CEO of Steelcase from 1985-1988, and he was a supporter of Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business. He retired from Steelcase Inc. in February 1988. Fred was active in the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). He also served on the advisory committees of the Faculties Management Program and Seidman School of Business, both at GVSU.

According to his family, Mr. Bell “loved business and had a very international perspective, long before globalization became a popular buzzword. He would be pleased to know the scholarship continues to move forward.”


“Because of this scholarship, I will be able to study business in Rome, Italy which provides an international perspective to my business education. I will be placed one step closer to my ultimate career goal which is to work for Nike, Inc. as a part of their brand management or marketing team dealing with overseas promotions and marketing strategies. I am grateful that I was chosen to be a recipient of this scholarship.” -Natasia Long, Senior