The Family of Rodney and Lucarol Mulder
Established by the family of Rodney and Lucarol Mulder to continue their legacy and passion for education. Dr. Mulder is perhaps best known as a faculty member from the French, sociology, and social work departments at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), with a tenure that lasted 44 years. In 2008, he retired from his post as the dean of the College of Community and Public Service after 15 years as a dean of the School of Social Work and the College of Community and Public Service. Dr. Mulder was an admired professor, colleague, dean, therapist, and activist who fought social injustice and impacted thousands of lives. He served on community boards, including the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Project Rehab, Grand Rapids Christian High School, and as a member, deacon, and elder at Madison Square Church for over 40 years. This scholarship will help students pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work with the costs of their education at GVSU.