Grand Valley State University Statistics

Grand Valley State University Statistics

Established to honor the memory of Madeline Siehling, a long-time instructor of Statistics 215 at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and valued colleague and friend.

Grand Valley University Foundation Leadership Committee

Grand Valley University Foundation Leadership Committee

Leadership for community and economic development results from education, experience and a commitment to work toward a vision. The Community Leadership Scholarship seeks to support and honor Grand Valley State University students who have demonstrated their willingness to combine community service with the pursuit of their professional vocations. It supports those students who pursue entrepreneurism to improve quality of life. This scholarship benefits students who major in any field, with a preference for those who major in business or public and nonprofit administration. The scholarship was established by the founding members of the Grand Valley University Foundation Leadership Committee, who seek to advance new generations of business leaders and community philanthropists.

Greta and Arthur DeLong

Greta and Arthur DeLong

Greta and Arthur DeLong are retired faculty members who were instrumental in the establishment of and the development of the Psychology Department and the teacher preparation program at Grand Valley State University. Drs. DeLong began their teaching careers at GVSU in September of 1965. Dr. Greta DeLong retired June 30, 1980 and Dr. Arthur DeLong retired May 15, 1985. Both touched the lives of hundreds of Grand Valley students who went on to pursue teaching, research, business and professional careers. Drs. DeLong are well respected by their colleagues and the whole University community.

GVSU Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Community Partners

GVSU Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Community Partners

The Orgulloso de Ser ‘Proud to Be’ Scholarship was established by a group of GVSU alumni, faculty, staff and community partners to encourage students to make the most of their freshman year by participating in programs that will set them on the right path to success.

GVSU Career Center

GVSU Career Center

The Career Center at Grand Valley State University is committed to increasing student participation in all forms of experiential education including internships, practica, and co-ops. As a result, this award has been established to help off-set the costs of working in unpaid internships for students who have demonstrated financial need.

GVSU Web Team Staff

GVSU Web Team Staff

This scholarship was established by the GVSU Web Team staff to create an opportunity for all students to showcase their web design skills.

H. James and Carole Williams

H. James and Carole Williams

The H. James & Carole Lynn Campbell Williams Scholarship in Business honors their parents: Reverend Hubert Sam and Reverend Lula Mae Williams and Clarence Charles and Rose Holiday Campbell. These parents, three fourths of whom never attended any college, understood how critical college educations would be to their children’s opportunities to live the “American Dream.”

Clarence Campbell was born in Montezuma, Georgia and moved to Flint, Michigan as a small child. He served his Country bravely during World War II, primarily in North Africa and Italy. He came home to Flint, Michigan where he and Rose Campbell built a beautiful life for their family of six children, including Carole. Clarence Campbell distinguished himself while working for 30 years at General Motors (in Flint, Michigan), including 10 years as Plant Supervisor before his retirement. Rose Campbell was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She worked primarily as a stay-at-home mom, providing the careful love and attention that created and preserved the children’s successful growth and development and wonderful memories.

Reverend Hubert Williams and Reverend Lula Williams both grew up in Hemmingway, South Carolina where they met and married. The two moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where they have remained. The Williamses also raised a family of six children, including H. James. Reverend Hubert Williams worked 20 years with Hanes Hosiery (now Sara Lee) and 18 years with R.J. Reynolds. He also served as pastor for eight African Methodist Episcopal (AME) churches over 40 years. Reverend Lula Williams worked for 27 years at Sara Lee; she also served as pastor for six AME churches during her 20-year career as a minister.

Carole Williams graduated from Southwestern High School in Flint, Michigan at a time when the city flourished. She and most of her high school friends went on to college. Carole attended the University of Michigan (at Flint), where she earned a BA degree in Business. She completed an MBA at Clark Atlantic University before working for ten years as a Financial Analyst with International Business Machines (IBM), for which she worked in locations around the world, including, most notably, White Plains, New York, Zurich, Switzerland, and Tokyo, Japan. After giving birth to her first child, Michelle and while expecting the second child, Garrett Carole decided to leave the professional ranks to spend quality time with the children. She re-entered the work force on a full-time basis fourteen years later as a certified Public Accountant with Grand Valley State University to monitor a significant Federal Grant.

H. James finished East Forsyth High School, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at a time when tobacco made Winston-Salem very prosperous. He witnessed a few of his close friends who could not move on to college. H. James attended North Carolina Central University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Accounting. After working as a Certified Public Accountant with a major public accounting firm, he completed an MBA, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He, subsequently, completed a PhD in Accounting and two law degrees (in securities and taxation law). H. James worked for twelve years as a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, and Florida A&M University, before serving 11 years as Assistant Dean (at Texas Southern University) and Dean (at Delaware State University’s School of Management and North Carolina Central University’s School of Business). He assumed his current role of Dean of the Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business in July of 2004. He has also worked as a public accountant and as a securities and tax attorney.

Since they worked their way through undergraduate school, before securing scholarship funds for advanced studies, both H. James and Carole understand the difference financial support can make for a student striving to achieve academic excellence. Moreover, they understand the current circumstances under which many young persons labor to educate themselves in Michigan’s inner cities. Consequently, they intend this scholarship to support the educations of students from the cities of Flint and Grand Rapids who possess the intellectual capacity and desire to achieve higher education but who lack sufficient resources to pursue it.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Club

Hospitality and Tourism Management Club

Established by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Club of GVSU. The purpose of this organization is to provide members of The Hospitality and Tourism Management Club with the knowledge and experience to benefit the Grand Valley community as well as each member’s future career endeavors.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

Established by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department in honor of Lois’ twenty-one years of service in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department. Lois was an instrumental part of the growth of the HTM department over the years. Her knowledge and experience in University matters was an asset to the department, and she was a constant source of information and help to our students.

Howard Sutton

Howard Sutton

This scholarship was created to honor and memoralize Ira Brad a Grand Valley State University student who, during a hiatus from his studies, was killed in a work-related accident in 1972. Howard Sutton, uncle of Ira Brad, was instrumental in initial funding for the Ira Brad Memorial Scholarship. Ira’s younger brother, Louis, recalled,

“He was taken from us much too soon and our family and many friends were deeply affected by his passing. My relationship with him was typical, we were three years apart in age and had our share of battles over the years. When we went off to Grand Valley (from Chicago) I vividly recall our relationship changing to friendship. He was a unique person, and I have always had a desire to do some good for others in his memory, and this scholarship in his name is what I’ve always thought about. If we can make just one student’s life a little easier through this scholarship, I will be thrilled.”

HTM Department in memory of Benjamin Mutnick

HTM Department in memory of Benjamin Mutnick

The Benjamin Mutnick ‘Mettle’ Award was established in the memory of GVSU HTM Professor, Ben Mutnick. Despite being diagnosed with stage IV cancer, and constant and relentless repercussions from this illness, Professor Mutnick maintained an extraordinary dedication to both his students and to GVSU. Though he lost his battle with cancer, the legacy he leaves behind represents more than a professor going out of his way for GVSU’s students, but rather an unbridled spirit which would not be defeated by a tragic illness that touches so many of our lives, and the lives of our friends and loved ones.

The purpose of this award is to recognize an HTM student who, like Professor Mutnick, has persevered through and/or overcome challenging or adverse conditions in their own lives while, at the same time, achieving success in the HTM Program. Each award recipient will demonstrate a sincere motivation to succeed, despite such trials and tribulations. Students should note that this award is not limited solely to those individuals who may have overcome severe illness, but is available to those students who endured any significant obstacle with an optimistic aspiration to succeed, despite all odds.

Picture: Ben Mutnick

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors established a scholarship in 2003 for undergraduate GVSU accounting students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time and have an interest in a career in public accounting in West Michigan. Recipients are expected to demonstrate good scholarship, interpersonal skills and continued involvement in the business community. Recipients receive $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) toward tuition and fees at GVSU. Hungerford Nichols is a locally owned and controlled, full-service CPA firm, serving West Michigan since 1941.

Hy and Greta Berkowitz

Hy and Greta Berkowitz

This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to a Grand Valley student who is handicapped with a preference for student whose handicap substantially affects his or her mobility. The donors hope that this scholarship will provide an added incentive to encourage such a student to enroll and continue enrollment toward a goal of obtaining a university degree.

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South

The Hyatt Place Wyoming HTM Scholarship was established to celebrate the grand opening of the new Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South, which is an innovative hotel designed for today’s business travelers. The first general manager, Bo Schmitz, has taught at GVSU in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and is pleased with the quality of Grand Valley’s hospitality students and graduates. At the time of opening twenty five percent of their employees were affiliated with Grand Valley State University.

Ilene Schooley

Ilene Schooley

Ilene Schooley was a resident of Grand Rapids. Her career was in professional table service at the well-known and long-respected Schitzelbank restaurant in Grand Rapids. She was the requested waitress for many renown patrons of the restaurant over her 30-year career in this role. Ms. Schooley, addressing future recipients of her scholarships, said: I appreciate and thank you for your interest in Biomedical and Health Sciences. It is my hope that the scholarship will help you be a better student and some day enjoy the satisfaction and honor of discovering causes, preventions and cures of many of our health problems.

In honor of James "Jamie" J. Hosford

In honor of James "Jamie" J. Hosford '77 and Gloria Hosford

This scholarship was established in honor of James “Jamie” J. Hosford ‘77 and Gloria Hosford’s family to continue their legacy and passion for athletics, Grand Valley Statue University and their community. Hosford was an All-American football player and wrestler. He is a charter member of the GVSU Football Alumni Association and has served as the president. A strong supporter of alumni programs, Hosford helped lead the Capital Campaign for the Alumni House in Allendale in 1998. For more than 35 years he served in various roles in Grand Rapids and Rockford Schools including coach, teacher and administrator. Their passion for athletics and Grand Valley was continued through their twin sons, Dan and Tom, who were members of the 2002 National Championship Laker Football Team.

Initech Global

Initech Global

Initech Global established the Initech Global Technology Scholarship to encourage the next generation to pursue higher education in Information Technology fields, where talent is in high demand. Initech Global helps their clients deliver on their business objectives by offering cost-effective resourcing solutions that leverage best-in-class talent.

Jack J. Korff

Jack J. Korff

This scholarship, initiated by Jack J. Korff, provides awards to Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business students who major in Finance. Entering Junior year students with a 3.00 GPA and who demonstrate financial need are eligible. Jack Korff, a generous donor to Grand Valley, has had a long career in securities brokerage with a number of firms in west Michigan, most recently with McDonald & Co. and Century Securities. He and his late wife, Kathryn Hanchett Korff, established the Korff Foundation in 1994 from which he makes philanthropic contributions to a number of higher educational institutions and other charities.

Jad Abou-Maarouf

Jad Abou-Maarouf '05, '08 and Selene Lacayo '06

Jad Abou-Maarouf and Selene Lacayo are proud graduates of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Jad from Lebanon and Selene from Mexico were international students who benefited greatly from experiencing the world and want to help students access these same experiences. Jad and Selene established the Jad Abou-Maarouf ’05, ’08 and Selene Lacayo ’06 Scholarship to encourage and assist international students studying in the Seidman College of Business.

James and Kristine Mullendore

James and Kristine Mullendore

This scholarship, created by James and Kristine Mullendore, benefits Grand Valley State University Criminal Justice and Legal Studies students who demonstrate financial need. The Mullendores express the following about their motivations:
As we both were recipients of scholarship monies during our undergraduate and graduate education, we know that without the generosity and financial support of the donors to our scholarships we would not have been able to pursue the careers of our choice. In recognition of those who came before use who willingly sponsored the educational opportunities of students of limited resources but great abilities and in outreach to those who follow us, it gives us great pleasure to make a small contribution to the future success of those aspiring to be a legal professional

James M. Mullendore is a 1968 graduate of West Virginia University receiving a B.S. in business Administration and a 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law receiving a Juris Doctor degree. In the years 1968 to 1972, James served as a US Army office with tours of duty in Germany, Vietnam (where he received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and Army Commendation medal), and in Anniston, Alabama. He has been in private legal practice in Greenville, Michigan since 1976. He had a 30-year career as a football official, working for high schools, small colleges, the USFL, the Mid-American Conference, and, during his last fifteen years (1987-2001), for the Big Ten Conference.

Kristine is a 1974 graduate of Michigan State University Honor College receiving a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude, and is a 1977 graduate of Boston University School of Law receiving a Juris Doctor degree. After working for approximately a year at the Michigan Court of Appeals as a Pre-hearing Attorney she accepted a position in 1978 with the Kent County Prosecuting Attorney where she worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney until resigning in 1990 to accept a teaching position at Montcalm Community college. She is currently a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Program at GVSU where she has been employed since fall of 1995.

As active members of the Michigan Bar and experienced practitioners the Mullendores recognize the importance of financial support for those pursuing a career in the legal profession. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward students who major in either Legal Studies or Criminal Justice with the intention of entering and contributing to the legal profession and also encourage them to participate in international educational opportunities. They also wish to recognize the quality of the students engaging in study within the School of Criminal Justice.

James and Virgini Goode

James and Virgini Goode

James and Virginia Goode have been associated with Grand Valley State University (GVSU) since 1986 as history department faulty and chemistry department staff respectively. Having led study abroad programs in Egypt and Turkey, and witnessed the positive impact such engagement with foreign cultures can make on student leaning, we hope this scholarship will provide similar opportunities for future students.

Jane Toot

Jane Toot

This scholarship was established by Jane Toot in loving memory of Charles L. “Charlie” Toot. Charlie served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and afterwards began his career with IBM where he worked for many years. He attended First Congregational United Church of Christ in Muskegon and was trustee for Grand Haven Township on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Grand Haven School Foundation Board. He was an avid golfer and promoted the qualities of courtesy, good sportsmanship, civility and compassion for others.

Jarrett K. Martus

Jarrett K. Martus '12, Derrick A. Smith '11, Daryl Ann Trout '11 and Chelsea (Johnson) Uphaus '11

This scholarships was created to assist students athletes to complete his/her degree after their eligibility as an athlete is exhausted.

These four individuals were roommates in college and participated in or supported Laker Athletics from the minute they stepped foot on campus. Chelsea and Daryl Ann were members of the women’s tennis team, Derrick was a member of the football team and Jarrett was, and continues to be, and avid supporter of Laker Athletics.

All credit their success to Grand Valley and appreciate the experiences that Laker Athletics provided them on and off the court and field. They want to ensure the future generations of Lakers have the same opportunity they did to succeed in the classroom, finish their degrees, and start their careers.

J.C. Huizenga

J.C. Huizenga

J.C. Huizenga is an active member of the Grand Rapids business community. His passion for business, education, and philanthropy is influenced by a family history of entrepreneurship and service. J.C. owns manufacturing, financial, and educational businesses, most notably National Heritage Academies and JR Automation. J.C. has earned many awards throughout his career, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service and Leadership Award, and he has been inducted into the Dutch-American Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame. He continues to be committed to the GVSU community, serving both as a GVU Foundation Director and as a Seidman School Advisory Board member. He has been instrumental in a number of campaigns for the university, including Shaping Our Future. The J.C. Huizenga Business Scholarship was established in his name and he initiated the J. Patrick Sandro Education Scholarship in honor of his friend, Pat Sandro. In 2001, he served on the Honorary Executive Cabinet for the Building for Life Campaign. In 2012, J.C. received the Enrichment Award.

Jean Enright

Jean Enright

This scholarship is named in honor of Jean Enright for her seventeen years of service to Grand Valley State University as Executive Assistant to both presidents Lubbers and Murray. In this role and in others, Jean Enright exemplified how an intelligent and gifted woman can make significant change happen. She has been devoted to education and service her whole life. She personifies what a mentor is – a wise counselor and teacher. Providing this scholarship in her name secures her legacy for generations at Grand Valley State University.

Long before she came to GVSU, she was a widely respected educator and member of the Grand Rapids community. Like so many women, Jean understood that education could change people’s lives. From her time as a classroom teacher, through her rise in administration, and finally to the University, she has never lost sign of the principle that education is the key to personal growth and societal change.

Jean’s constant generosity of her time and talents is remarkable. She guides others to envision their dreams and then mentors them to success, offering advice and championing causes. She readily gives credit to others yet eschews it for herself. Her unassuming spirit in all these activities provides an important model for anyone who works with her.

Jean has made significant community contributions through her service and board membership. Among the organizations that have benefited are the Michigan Women’s Foundation, Planned Parenthood, the West Michigan Academy of Music for Girls, the YWCA, and the American Red Cross. In addition, Jean served the community widely as chair and co-chair of the GVSU United Way Campaign for seventeen years. During that time, she helped raise almost 2 million dollars for a variety of local non-profit agencies.

In many circles Jean has been recognized – both formally and informally – as a woman who has made a difference by modeling leadership success. For these contributions, she was the recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute Award (2000) and the keynote speaker for the Women’s Resource Center Women of E-Quality Award Ceremony (2004).

All recipients of the Jean Enright Scholarship will reflect her commitment to education and her spirit of community service – a fitting tribute for a woman who has blended both with passion and grace.

Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Jean Martin, PhD, RN, CPNP has been with Grand Valley for more than 15 years and currently is an Associate Professor in the Kirkhof College of Nursing. She received a B.S.N. from the University of Michigan in 1968, a Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing from Boston University in 1969, a Post Master’s Certificate (1990) and a D.N.Sc. (1993) from Rush University. Jean is active in several local and national professional nursing organizations and is passionate about health promotion with children and adolescents.

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Jeanne Arnold

Jeanne Arnold

Dr. Arnold is the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity at Grand Valley State University. The First Generation Urban Schools Scholarship was established by her to provide opportunities for students who are the first in their families to attend college and may receive little encouragement and financial support to attend.

First generation students are at a disadvantage when preparing to attend college; and may not have access to college graduates to help navigate them through the financial aid and application process. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, high school students whose parents never enrolled in college are less likely to enroll in postsecondary education. The First Generation Urban Schools Scholarship will provide financial assistance and encourage students to utilize resources and networks on campus that will help them achieve their goals.

Jim and Donna Brooks

Jim and Donna Brooks

Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Donna Brooks of Holland, MI, seek to provide financial aid to minority students at Grand Valley State University through The Brooks Family Minority Scholarship. Donna Brooks serves as a Trustee of the University. At the establishment of this scholarship, the Brooks’ described their philanthropic initiative as follows: “The donors wish to express their belief to recipients that true happiness and fulfillment in life are achieved not through the material possessions one amasses, but through the sharing of one’s talents and blessings to help others. This scholarship is awarded in this spirit with the hope that the recipients will use their education and a portion of their blessings to positively impact the lives of others.”

Jim and Ginger Jurries

Jim and Ginger Jurries

This scholarship was created by Jim and Ginger Jurries of Holland, Michigan. The Jurries Family Scholarship was created for qualified candidates who are working toward either a business or a writing degree.

Jim, a graduate of Hope College, has been a leader in the business community, and Ginger has been a writer since her Hope College days when she majored in English.

The Jurries are mindful that God is the giver of all they have been blessed to receive and it is their desire and privilege to be channels of God’s goodness and resources to the causes that are meaningful to them. Education, they believe, is the pathway to freedom, creativity, and productivity. It is with gratitude to God that they give this scholarship.

Jim and Shirley Menacher

Jim and Shirley Menacher

This scholarship was created by Jim and Shirley Menacher to continue Eric Gillette’s memory by providing financial support to students with financial need who are completing an undergraduate degree in the computer sciences.