Our Donors

David G. and Mary L. Annis

David G. and Mary L. Annis

David Annis, employed at Grand Valley State University since 1987, has served as Department Chairperson for Advanced Studies in Education and as compliance officer and field representative for the University’s charter school office. Before coming to Grand Valley,...

David Parmelee

David Parmelee

Established in 2009 by David Parmelee and Grand Valley State University to honor the life of his brother, Lt. James Wheeler Parmelee. James graduated from a military prep school, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and later attended the U.S. Naval...

Dematic

Dematic

Dematic is an international material handling and logistics automation company. It has production and management sites in Europe, China, Australia and the USA and is represented in 35 countries on all continents. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic’s history includes...

Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Department of Modern Languages and Literature

The Modern Languages & Literatures Study Abroad Scholarship was established by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures to encourage language students at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to study abroad and immerse themselves in the language and...

Desiree A. Sanders '04 in loving memory of Amos Sanders Jr.

Desiree A. Sanders '04 in loving memory of Amos Sanders Jr.

Established by Desiree A. Sanders ’04 in loving memory of her father Amos Sanders Jr. Amos was a licensed electrician who began his automotive career at General Motors as a skilled tradesman (Toolmaker). He worked in the Livonia and Hamtramck locations until he...

DeWitt Barrels

DeWitt Barrels

From its inception in the spring of 1893, DeWitt Barrels was passed from father to son and operated as a sole proprietorship until 1976 when it was incorporated. Today it is run by brothers Tim, Michael & Peter DeWitt. As a member of the Reusable Industrial...

Dickson and Kathleen Small and family

Dickson and Kathleen Small and family

Established by Dickson and Kathleen Small and their family to encourage students who may have experienced some hardship and are working full or part-time to pay for their own education. Dickson and Kathleen are both educators, and proud parents of two Grand Valley...

Dirk Koning

Dirk Koning

Dirk Koning was the founding Director of the Community Media Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University. Dirk was a media visionary, a passionate ambassador for public access to the media, who believed that “the...

D.J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation

D.J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation

In recognition of the outstanding service of Dr. Ronald W. Ward to Michigan’s Grand Valley State University, to the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, and to the Scientech Club of Indianapolis, this scholarship is hereby established by the D.J....

Don '67 and Diane '67 Paton

Don '67 and Diane '67 Paton

Established in 2009 by Pioneer Class graduates Don ‘67 and Diane ’67 Paton whose involvement with Grand Valley State University (GVSU) began with Diane being the first student admitted, and continues through the 50th anniversary celebration. Don and Diane continue to...

Donald and Barbara VanderJagt

Donald and Barbara VanderJagt

The donors recognize that there are two activities on campus that take a considerable amount of time and commitment, namely, majoring in mathematics and participating in athletics. A significant number of students do either of these; a considerably smaller number of...

Donald and Dawn Wagner

Donald and Dawn Wagner

This scholarship was established by Dawn and Donald Wagner in memory of Caprice R. Wagner. Caprice earned her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 2007. In 2008 she was pursuing a master’s degree in public administration when she lost a four-month...

Donald and Wilma VanderZwaag

Donald and Wilma VanderZwaag

Donald and Wilma VanderZwaag, 1969 GVSU graduates in business and English respectively, have followed GVSU’s development and growing reputation since their graduation. The VanderZwaag’s created the VanderZwaag Business Scholarship to benefit students in the Seidman...

Don and Millie Wagner

Don and Millie Wagner

Don and Millie Wagner created a scholarship in memory of Caprice R. Wagner, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2007. In 2008 she was pursuing a master’s degree in public administration when she lost a four-month battle to...

Donations given on behalf of William Hegarty

Donations given on behalf of William Hegarty

William Hegarty retired in 1998 after serving 16 years as Grand Rapids police chief. It was announced soon after this retirement that $20,000 had been raised to create a scholarship in Hegarty’s name. An annual scholarship to be given to a Grand Valley State...

Doris Volkhardt

Doris Volkhardt

The Volkhardt scholarship was created by Mrs. Doris M. Volkhardt with the assistance of her son, J. Stevens Volkhardt, alumnus of the Class of 1970. This scholarship is available to students who demonstrate financial need and are attending the Kirkhof College of...

Dorothy and Forrest Armstrong

Dorothy and Forrest Armstrong

The Graduate Teacher Certification Program (GTC) was begun in 1996 by Dorothy and Forrest Armstrong to serve students who chose a commitment to k-12 teaching at least years after having earned a baccalaureate degree. The goal is to help provide a stream of unusually...

Doug '05 and Christen '07 Fox

Doug '05 and Christen '07 Fox

Doug ‘05 and Christen ’07 Fox aspire to invest in the academic and professional life of Grand Valley student with a declared major in Marketing and/or Management. As a business student, Doug majored in both Marketing and Management from the Seidman College of...

Doug and Joan Budden

Doug and Joan Budden

Doug and Joan Budden have ties to health care careers and believe in creating a future where we compassionately take care of one another. Although they did not attend Grand Valley State University (GVSU), they are both impressed with the quality education and in...

Doug and Linda Woods

Doug and Linda Woods

The Doug and Linda Woods Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship was established in the name of Doug and Linda Woods to help promote Athletic Training as a career and to provide student athletic trainers with financial aid so they can excel in their pursuit of...

Douglas C. and Kimberly K. Fenbert Memorial Scholarship

Douglas C. and Kimberly K. Fenbert Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Douglas and Kimberly Fenbert in memory of their daughter Jennifer (Jeni) K. Bleich who was passionate about helping people in need. She worked in the healthcare field and was working towards a degree in nursing when she...

Douglas K. Chung

Douglas K. Chung

This graduate Social Work scholarship was established by Douglas K. Chung to promote social work services in the Asian countries and communities. Douglas K. Chung, MSW, MA, Ph.D., has been a professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Community and...

Doulatram (Ram) Chattulani

Doulatram (Ram) Chattulani

Established in loving memory of Doulatram (Ram) Chattulani by his family and friends. Ram was born in Kobe, Japan in 1941 to W.D. Chattulani and Masuyo Kimura. He came to the United States in 1960 in pursuit of a strong education and access to better resources for...

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Dr. Charles and Susan Baker-Clark

The Charles and Susan Baker-Clark HTM Scholarship is created in honor of Dr. Charles Baker-Clark, former HTM Department Chair, and his wife Susan Baker-Clark, both long-time supporters of internationalization and study abroad opportunities for Grand Valley State...

Dr. Earl Harper

Dr. Earl Harper

The Earl Harper Management Scholarship was estblished in 1988 by Dr. Earl Harper to assist minority students studying management at Grand Valley State University. Earl joined Granf Valley State University in 1971, serving as Assistant Dean from 1971-76 in the College...

Dr. Erin Chillag '01, '08, '13 and Dr. Kipp Chillag

Dr. Erin Chillag '01, '08, '13 and Dr. Kipp Chillag

Dr. Erin Chillag ’01, ’08, ’13 and Dr. Kipp Chillag are both dedicated healthcare professionals. Kipp specializes in pediatric and adult neurology at Metro Health in Wyoming, MI, and Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and...

Dr. Greg and Lisa Kulesza

Dr. Greg and Lisa Kulesza

Dr. Greg and Lisa Kulesza have been active members in the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) community. As parents of three Grand Valley alums, they have seen firsthand how transformative a Grand Valley education can be, and they hope to provide those same...

Dr. Gunter Stein

Dr. Gunter Stein

Dr. Gunter Stein established a scholarship in memory of his father George Stein. Both George and Marianne were immigrants from Germany. George worked for many years as a tool and die maker at Fisher Body in Grand Rapids. He believed in education as a key to...

Dr. James V. Buzzitta and Family

Dr. James V. Buzzitta and Family

Dr. James V. Buzzitta completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Butterworth Hospital where he won numerous...

Dr. Janet G. Brashler

Dr. Janet G. Brashler

The Mnomen Native American Scholarship was established by Dr. Janet G. Brashler, Professor and Curator of Anthropology at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Dr. Brashler has taught and conducted research related to Pre-Columbian North America peoples and...