College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

What's next for these 2010 graduates of CLAS?

Firstname Surname Plans Major
Aaron Sohaski I will be attending Johns Hopkins University this fall and will be entering their Master of Education program. Additionally, I am going to be teaching full time in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Theatre
Aiman/Wesley Mueller I am continuing on at GVSU in the College of Ed. I look at teaching as an opportunity to unblock the road for others while also learning and shaping myself. In the coming decade, I hope to use my education as a vehicle to replant myself overseas in an Arab country like Egypt or Saudi Arabia. Undergrad major: Writing
Grad major: TESOL
Abigail Dykema I will be working abroad in India for a non-profit organization. Thank you, Grand Valley State University for enriching my education and giving me valuable opportunities in the work force. International Relations
Alexander  Wilson I will be going to Arizona State University next year to get my Master's degree in Music Music
Alexandria Taylor I will be attending Pikeville College School of Osteopathic medicine in the fall in hopes of becoming a D.O. Biomedical science; minor Chemistry
Alexis Stanczuk I plan on working for Congress for a couple of years before heading to law school. Political Science; minor English
Amanda Costello I will be attending graduate school at GVSU for a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Psychology ; minor Spanish
Amanda Hiltz I will be beginning the Master's of Counseling program at Western Michigan University. Psychology and Spanish
Anne VanderBroek I will be entering Ohio Northern University College of Law in fall of 2010.  I would like to eventually work as a prosecutor either in the UK, with the ICC, or with the US Government. Political Science
Ashley Meyer I hope to find a teaching job in the area. Biology, secondary teaching certificate
Ashley  Ruth I'm hoping to be accepted into the GVSU dual masters degree program of social work and public administration. Psychology; minor Women & Gender Studies
Brian Lent I will be attending graduate school at GVSU for my master's in Physician Assistant Studies. This summer I plan on resting as much as possible before school begins. Biomedical Science
Brittany Dernberger I've accepted a full-time position as a Housing Resource Specialist with Community Rebuilders, a non-profit organization in Grand Rapids. I'm working with the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program to assist homeless persons secure stable and permanent housing. Sociology; minor Women & Gender Studies, Honors
Brittney Morgan I will attend Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Biomedical Science (Pre-Med Studies); Spanish minor
Brooke Hamilton I will be going to grad school at GVSU for Health Administration Health Communication; minor Advertising/PR
Caleb James I will be coming back for another year to pick up my CMB major and I will be doing over 1000 hours in research with Dr. Tim Evans and Dr. Ryan Thum as well. This means that I will graduate with a triple major in CMB, BMS, and Biology. I had deferred medical school for a year in hopes of getting into the the Air Force's Health Professions Scholarship Program. Biomedical Science and Biology; minor Chemistry
Caleb Ortega I will be attending the Michigan State College of Human Medicine in the fall in pursuit of my MD degree. Have a nice day! Biomedical Science/Honors
Candace Adams I will be attending Wayne State University in public relations and organizational communications.  Advertising and Public Relations;  minor in International Business
Carleen Knauf  I will be joining Americrops for a year to work with a nonprofit organization before applying for and entering graduate school for my Masters in social work.  I am very proud to be a GVSU alum. Psychology
Cassandra Nousen I will be entering the work force. Special Education
Catherine Bersuder I will be attending graduate school. Athletic Training
Chante' Liggins Will be serving in the Peace Corps as a Community Health and Economic Development Advisor in Lesotho (the little country within South Africa)!!! Exercise Science - Health Fitness Instruction and Nonprofit Administration
Chelsea Brehm I hope to enter the work force sometime soon! Sport Management 
Christyn Herman I will continue to be employed at the Executive Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Due to the Governor's term ending December 31, 2010, I will begin to look for employment this summer and fall. Masters in Communication 
Colin Harper I have had a position waiting for me at Enterprise Holdings to work at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in their Management Trainee Program. Advertising; minor Writing
Corey Kuipers I will be starting the DPT Program at GVSU this fall. Exercise Science
Crystal Moss I will be taking a year to work with City Year in Detroit. Afterwards, I have plans of going to grad school. Sociology
Danielle  Snow I will be looking for a full-time secondary math teaching job, hopefully around this area, maybe elsewhere. Mathematics; minor Spanish, secondary ed, honors
Deidre Butkus I am hoping to be attending graduate school at either University of Central Florida or GVSU in Public Administration. Health Communications
Delia Fernández I will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall of 2010 on a fellowship for their Ph.D. program in History. History ; minors  Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Derek Plumb I'm pursuing the CSAL masters program at GV' College of Ed.  (College Student Affairs Leadership)
English; Elementary Distributed
Diane Miller I have applied to GVSU graduate school -Masters in Public Administration Geography; minor in Environmental Studies
Elizabeth Fetzer Internship with VanAndel Research Institute this summer. Attending MSU College of Human Medicine in the fall. Biomedical Science
Embriette Hyde I will be attending graduate school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, obtaining my PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology.  Biomedical Science and Spanish; minor in Chemistry
Emily Hoss I am entering the work force. I currently hold a full-time, permanent position at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as an Administrative Asst. in the office of the dean at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. I plan on going for my master's in about 2 years Political Science
Emily Nyland I will begin GVSU Masters degree Physician Assistant Program in Fall 2010 Biomedical Sciences
Emily Place beginning a year of travel as a Delta Zeta Sorority National Leadership Consultant, visiting universities all over the country! I then hope to begin a graduate program in Student Affairs/Educational Leadership. Thanks! Psychology
Emily Pradko I will be starting the Physician Assistant Studies graduate program at Grand Valley this fall. Biomedical Sciences
Emily Solecki I hope to be entering the work force shortly. Thanks! Health Communications major,with a minor in Spanish and Advertising and Public Relations
Eric Garvelink I will be pursuing my masters degree through the CSAL program at GVSU. I also accepted the Club Sports Graduate Assistantship in The Office of Student Life starting this Fall. Sports Leadership
Heather Schellie I will be taking a break. Biology
Holly Kellogg Starting in July I will be attending an Osteopathic medical college called Edward Via Virginia college of Osteopathic medicine, abbreviated VCOM. Biomedical science
Jaimee Reyna I accepted a Graduate Assistant position at Georgia College & State University where I will be the athletic trainer for the baseball and softball teams. While there, I will be completing my M.Ed. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Performance. Athletic Training;   Minor in Spanish
Jake Carpenter-Thompson I will be attending an MD/PhD program at UofI. Biomedical Science
James McCann I'm applying to GVSU's school of social work (MSW). Psychology
Jamie Belisle I am going into secondary education.  I am hoping to start off my teaching career in September by teaching abroad for a year or two. I plan on entering graduate school for my 18 credit hours that I am expected to earn after graduation for my professional certificate.  English and minors in history, Spanish and Applied Linguistics.
Jared Smith I will be going to GRCC's culinary school next fall. Writing
Jeffrey Neering M.A. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Sanskrit Language at Naropa University and a writing fellowship with that university. Political Science
Jennifer Butts I will be starting at MSU this summer in the College of Human Medicine. Biomedical Science and Spanish; minor in Chemistry
Jennifer Friesema In the fall I will be attending University of Illinois at Chicago for the dual MS/OTD program (occupational therapy). Behavioral Science with Sociology emphasis and a minor in Latin American Studies
Jennifer VanHamlin In September I will be starting a 10-month internship at the School of Medical of Technology at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. When I complete the internship I will be able to take the board exam for national certification as a medical technologist with the ASCP, then I will be entering the work force. Biology
John Barber I have accepted a seat at the Michigan College of Optometry. Biomedical Science; minor in Spanish
Jonathan Cutting I plan to enter the workforce back home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mathematics major with significant coursework in physics and geology
Josh Spencer I plan to enter the workforce. Possibly enter either grad school or law school in a few years. Political Science; History Minor
Kaitlyn Lange I will be entering the work force as a Sales Representative for Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Benton Harbor. advertising major and hospitality minor.
Katelyn Patterson I am applying to GVSU's Master of Education program -- Special Ed (C.I.). Secondary Ed (English) Minor: Psychology
Katherine Hyde I am planning on joining Americorps NCC in the fall. Biology
Katherine Veltman I will be attending the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Fall 2010. BMS major and a chemistry minor
Kathryn DeGrande I am hoping to get into medical school and join the Navy Medical Corps. If I am not accepted to med school I will be going to school to get my Masters and hopefully work as a research assistant. biomedical science
Katie Booms I am headed to the University of Wyoming MFA program in the fall, to study poetry, offbeat mapmaking, and other creative writing hybrids. English and Creative Writing double-major
Katy Leedy I will be attending Marquette University in the fall to pursue my Ph.D. in English. My graduate assistantship will include being the assistant editor of Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. MA in English
Layla Bottrell Graduate School @ WMU for Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Political Science and a minor in Environmental Studies
Kaylee Momany I will be attending grad school at Michigan State for a masters in clinical social work. Behavioral Science Major/ Psych. emphasis
Kelly Funk I will begin working as a Human Resources Coordinator at Hastings Mutual Insurance Company. Communication Studies
Kendall Cook I will be attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science pursing a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Clinical Exercise Science.
Kira Berry I will be beginning full time employment with Auto Owners Insurance company the second week of May while still searching for a teaching job in Michigan. Mathematics, elementary education emphasis
Kirk Wyatt I will be attending Medical School in the fall.  The exact school is to be decided. I am waiting on decisions from Mayo Medical School and University of Michigan, so those schools are still possibilities. Otherwise, I will be attending Cornell. Chemistry
Krista Tarrant Over the summer, I will be spending 10 weeks backpacking through Europe. In the fall, I will start in the occupational therapy program at western michigan university-grand rapids campus. Psychology
Kristin Coppens I will be joining the work force for a few years and then joining the Peace Corps afterwards.  I am still hunting for a job as of now. Political Science; international relations minor
Kristin Kuczera Next year (Fall 2011), I plan on going to Western Michigan University to pursue a Master's in Counseling Education. I will be working as a full-time staff member at GVSU. Psychology.
Krysten Binfet I will be attending Western Michigan University, pursuing my Master's degree in Athletic Training. I will also have a graduate assistantship as an athletic trainer for WMU football and women's track & field. Athletic Training
Kyle Jennings Looking for a job teaching middle school science or an elementary education position in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, and North Carolina Elementary Education Major: Integrated science Minor: Elementary education dist.
Kyle Nolan I will be attending Emory University's Candler School of Theology in the fall in the Master of Divinity program. Writing
Lamia Ghannam I was accepted into the MSU French graduate program next fall where I will be a student and T.A. French
Lauren Cleveland I am attending Cooley Law School in the fall to pursue a law degree in environmental law. Political Science; minor History
Lauren  Ramer In the fall I will begin a 3 year graduate program at the University of Michigan-Flint where I will earn a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. Clinical Exercise Science
Lindsey Versola After graduation, I will finish planning my wedding and look for a job in the Grand Rapids area. English--language and literature emphasis
Lisa  Genovese I will be attending Vanderbilt University for a degree in Medical Physics starting this fall. I am interested in diagnostic imaging (MRI, PET scanning, CT scanning). I'm very sad to be leaving Grand Valley but very excited to start this new chapter of my life. Physics and minors in Mathematics and French
Luke Scott I will be traveling to Guatemala and Honduras to work with mission groups and visit family in the Summer of 2010 and then working at ES Safety & Security in Wyoming, MI after I return.  I plan on starting graduate school next fall and earning my Masters in either Public Administration or Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice and Political Science
Marcus Salo I plan on attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the summer and starting the long journey to becoming an Osteopathic Physician! It will be well worth all the work in the end! Biomedical Science
Mary Pritchard I am graduating next week and moving to Seattle for an internship at Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for the summer. Hopefully I will find a job after the internship and be able to stay out there. If not, I plan to possibly return to grad school in 2011 for either English, Student Affairs, or Museum Science. Journalism with an anthropology minor
Matthew Makowski I am currently working as an Operation Technician at FOX 17 WXMI in Grand Rapids and also interning with The Todd Chance Radio Show at 105.3 HOT FM. Eventually I plan to earn my Master's Degree in some area of communication studies, arts or broadcast operations. Film/Video Production and Broadcasting
Matthew  Slenk I will be starting the job hunt. Graphic Design
Melanie Coughlin I will be attending graduate school as a master's student at the University of South Florida in Tampa in the applied anthropology program. There I will be concentrating on public archaeology and cultural heritage management, as well as museum studies. anthropology and classics as well as a minor in archaeology.
Mezraq Ramli I will be attending graduate school at Miami University of Ohio majoring in music performance.  I specialize on the oboe but will also be studying bassoon.
Michael Saldana I am attending Grad School here at GVSU and am majoring in CSAL Communications
Michael Stoll I will be attending Grand Valley this fall pursuing my Masters Degree in College Student Affairs Leadership. I will also be working as a graduate assistant for the Housing Department. Political Science
Mikyia Aaron I am entering grad school for criminal justice starting in the fall of 2010 Psychology; minor Criminal Justice
Miranda Homrich I'll be joining the work force. i just got hired in as a bank teller at Lake Michigan Credit Union! History
Molly  Thompson I will be pursuing a Master of Health Administration at GVSU beginning Fall 2010. Sociology and Women & Gender Studies
Paul Gezon I will be joining the Peace Corps. International Relations
Paul Yokabitus I am registered to attend Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC starting in August. Criminal Justice/Political Science Double-Major
Rachael Munn Taking a break abroad. Spanish major/ International Business minor
Renee Heeringa I am planning on entering the job force after graduation Psychology
Robin Dykema My future plans include teaching English abroad in Taiwan for a year. After doing this, I may pursue other ESL jobs abroad, join the peace corps, or look for teaching jobs in the United States. Spanish major / psychology minor for secondary education emphasis
Diane Rosen I have been working full-time in my current position for over 10 years while I went to school part-time.     I am taking a year off (just to breathe a little) and then will be applying to graduate schools with the hope of being accepted in the Masters of Sociology program at either MSU or Western Michigan. Behavioral Science
Ryan Limbeck I will be performing as orchestra guitarist on board the Celebrity Equinox for Celebrity Cruises from November of this year through May of 2011. I plan to attend WMU for graduate studies in guitar and jazz studies in the following year. music
Ryan Pagel I will be attending Drake University Law School in Des Moines, IA in the fall of 2010 to pursue a J.D. degree History
Ryan Reece I'll be attending medical school in August Biomedical Sciences
Ryan Topley I had an internship with NBC Universal at CNBC in New York over the summer of 2009, which has turned into a great job opportunity. I am in the process of applying for various positions within NBC Universal in NY and LA where my resume is under review. I hope to either return to CNBC or other NBC departments. I will no longer be living in Michigan, but I had a great 4 years at GVSU. Film and Video Production major with an Advertising and Public Relations minor
Samantha Seaberg I am going for my PhD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. It will either be in Cellular Biology and Molecular Physiology or Cell and Molecular Pathology. Cell & Molecular Biology
Sarah Hooker I will be going to graduate school in the fall at the University of West Florida to study Historical Archaeology. Anthropology with a minor in Archaeology.
Scott Kerkstra I will be attending the GVSU graduate school of social work. Psychology
Sophia Herrera I will be continuing my studies at Liberty University's graduate school. I will be working towards a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am happy with my time here at GVSU, but also looking forward to this next chapter. Psychology
Stefanie Hosford I will be starting grad school in the fall, working towards my masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in non-profit management and leadership here at GVSU. English and Russian Studies
Steven Bell This upcoming fall I will be attending Des Moines University for my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Biomedical Science
Tara Crawford I will be taking a job at Fresh Start Legal Group in Milwaukee, WI Psychology; minor in Legal Studies
Tempest Robinson I will be continuing my employment at Spectrum Health Hospital, and I plan to enter a Masters Program in Public Health next winter semester. Health Communications
Thao Le I will be looking for a teaching job, and if I cannot find one, I will be continuing to graduate school at University of Florida. Mathematics (Secondary Ed.); minor in Psychology (Teaching)
Tracy Danalds I will be attending medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine beginning in August 2010. biology major (premed emphasis) and chemistry minor
Troy VanKoevering This fall I will be attending grad school at GVSU, pursuing a Master of Higher Education degree in CSAL (College Student Affairs Leadership). I was recently awarded the graduate assistantship in the Dean of Students office. I start the assistantship on August 2. English Language & Literature, Meijer Honors College graduate, winner, "Outstanding Senior Honors Project" award
William Selesky In the fall, I will be attending law school at Michigan State University College of Law to pursue a law degree. Political Science
Laura Durisin I will se substitute teaching around Michigan while I look for a teaching job. English with a minor in Elementary Education
David Kosmak My wife (also graduating) and I are applying for the Peace Corps. In the year or so interim, we will take a break from school and work, though I do plan to go to grad school eventually. English (Language & Literature); Minors in German and Applied Linguistics (first to graduate with this!)
Marenta Aukeman I am enrolled to begin Grand Valley's Masters of Health Administration program this coming winter ('10) semester.  
Amy Stubblefield I had the time of my life at Grand Valley and will never forget everything I learned and I'm so thankful for the innumerable and invaluable ways the last four years as a university student in Allendale, Grand Rapids and all over West Michigan have shaped me. I look forward to keeping in touch with contacts at GVSU and staying updated on everything 'Lakers' as I venture out into the workforce. :) Photography
Nicole Vanzegeren I will be looking for a teaching job and going back for my master's within the next 3 years hopefully. Group Social Studies with minor in History (Ed.)
Amanda Taylor I was accepted to both WMU and GVSU's Master of Social Work programs and ended up accepting GVSU's offer. I'm excited to start in the fall. Psychology
Darcy Kaufman I graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, and plan to get my Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology with the Research Emphasis from GVSU as well. Cell and Molecular Biology
Ryan Reece I have been accepted to MSU! I begin a post-baccalaureate program with the guarantee of admission into the College of Human Medicine next year. Biomedical Sciences
DarLisa Meanders I will be joining the AmeriCorps National Aids Fund Program, providing HIV/AIDS awareness, HIV testing, pre & post test counseling and outreach to a Chicagoland community.  After the year of service I plan to go back to school to obtain a Master's in Public Health with a focus on Community Health Sciences. Biomedical Sciences

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