Michael and Susan Jandernoa
Michael and Susan have been friends of Grand Valley for almost 20 years and Michael continues to serve as a trustee of the Grand Valley University Foundation. Michael is a graduate of University of Michigan and worked as a Certified Public Accountant for BDO Seidman, and later served as a Director of Steelcase. In 1979 he joined Perrigo, an Allegan based pharmaceutical company, where he served almost 35 years in various capacities including CEO and Chairman of the Board. Susan Jandernoa taught elementary school for 30 years in East Grand Rapids and is passionate about early childhood development and the importance of proper nutrition and health care for young children.
Michael and Susan have established a scholarship to invest in future entrepreneurs involved in the Seidman College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship to create new opportunities that will be critical to future economic success in West Michigan. Their wish is to reward well-rounded students who have begun to build personal networks through involvement in athletics, extra-curricular activities and community service.