Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra

Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra

Established by Steven and Kathryn ‘83 Bandstra to encourage and prepare the next generation of health care professionals throughout Michigan. Kathryn earned her bachelors in social sciences from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) as a nontraditional student in 1983. In the late 1970’s Steven started his health care career by owning and operating senior care facilities in small communities throughout Michigan. He saw how these facilities were the economic drivers for their communities because they were providing jobs and attracting individuals to care for their residents. Through their experience, they recognize the need for educated and qualified health care professionals in smaller communities throughout Michigan.

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