DeVos Living Center
There are 11 suite-style living centers named for Grand Valley Board of Trustees members Richard M. DeVos, Icie Macy Hoobler, Paul A. Johnson, William A. Kirkpatrick, Arnold C. Ott, Robert C. Pew, William F. Pickard, Bill & Sally Seidman, Dale Stafford, Maxine M. Swanson, and Ella Koeze Weed. All the buildings are divided into suites consisting of two double-bed rooms and a bath.
DeVos Living Center is named for Richard M. and Helen DeVos. It was completed in 1989. DeVos features suite style living, with four students per suite. Each suite provides two bedrooms and shared bath Students have access to a kitchen facility and a community area for student activities.
Richard M.(Marvin) DeVos is co-founder of the Amway Corportation (restructured as Alticor in 2000), and owner of the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. In 2012, Forbes magazine listed him as the 60th wealthiest person in the United States, and the 205th richest in the world, with an estimated net worth of USD$ 5 billion.
DeVos and his wife have been major leaders and benefactors for Grand Valley State University. DeVos Living Center, the DeVos Center and the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences are all named for generous donors Richard and Helen DeVos.
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