Laker Leadership Programs
Assistant Director of Student Life - Leadership & Service Initiatives
Valerie Jones joined the GVSU Office of Student Life staff in August 2008 as one of several Assistant Directors. She directly oversees the Laker Leadership Programs and the Community Service Learning Center staff, programs, and resources. Additionally, Valerie serves as a resource for all Service & Advocacy groups on campus and is the direct advisor of several service organizations at GVSU, including Alternative Breaks and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary. Prior to arriving at GVSU, Valerie spent several years working at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) in the service and leadership office. Valerie earned her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and M.Ed in College Student Affairs Leadership at GVSU. She is originally from west Michigan and resides in northwest Grand Rapids. Outside of work Valerie is a dance instructor at a local dance studio, enjoys cooking, and is working toward her EdD.
Winter 2013 Open Office Hours: Valerie is available for walk-in appointments (no appointments necessary) on Tuesdays 4-5p (0008 KC), Wednesdays 12-1pm (0008 KC), and Fridays 9-10am (1110 KC).
StrengthsQuest Signature Themes: Discipline * Achiever * Responsibility * Harmony * Focus
Graduate Assistant, Leadership and Service Initiatives (2012-2014)
(Laker Leadership Programs)
Sarah Wojnicki is a recent alumna of Elmhurst College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Sarah is from a small town in Illinois and is excited to move to the Grand Rapids area. While completing her undergrad she was highly involved in new student Orientation, Greek Life, and Relay for Life. She is now pursuing her M.Ed in College Student Affairs Leadership at GVSU. Sarah is excited to be able to become a part of the Student Life team and can’t wait to plan and facilitate programs to help Grand Valley students become stronger leaders and thoughtful community members.
Open office hours: Find Sarah in the Student Organization Center (Kirkhof Center 0008) each week on (TBD for Fall 2012). No appointments necessary!
StrengthsQuest Signature Themes: Harmony, Intellection, Connectedness, Consistancy, Relator
I am Grand Valley Staff Assistant
Shelby is a senior studying Public Relations. In her role as the I am Grand Valley Staff Assistant, Shelby works with Valerie to promote and coordinate all I am Grand Valley activities including the nomination process, Campus Leadership Week, and the I am Grand Valley Reception. She is a former Leadership and Service Intern (2011-2012).
StrengthsQuest Signature Themes: Positivity * Communication * Maximizer * Futuristic* Includer
Andrew is a junior with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy. After graduating, he hopes to attend grad school, obtain either a P.H.d. or a master's, and eventually become a counselor and hopefully open up his own practice. Currently, he is working on starting his own organization, Lakers LIVESTRONG, and holds positions in both the Writing Center and the Counseling Center. When given some free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, playing sports, and training for an upcoming marathon. He is very excited to be a part of the Leadership and Service team, and is ready to make this the best year possible!
Aubrey is a senior at GV. She plan on getting a master's in Student Affairs and wants to be a student life advisor. On campus she is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and is an Eco-Rep for her sorority house. She really likes watching movies, reading and hanging out with her friends and sisters. She is really excited to be a part of the Leadership and Service Team.
Jordan Irving is a senior majoring in advertising/public relations. She was the education chair of That Takes Ovaries! 2011-2012. She loves to dance and was on the Rhythm in Blue dance team of Grand Valley for 2 years. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is the oldest of four and has mentored many in the Junior Police Cadet program in Detroit. After college she plans to relocate to Atlanta to pursue a masters degree in business. Jordan is ecstatic about the new experiences she will encounter throughout the duration of the Leadership and Service internship!
Megan is a senior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations, with an emphasis in Public Relations. After graduation, she plans to work in a corporate PR firm, or in a non-profit organization that has PR needs. She is an Account Associate for the student-run PR firm at Grand Valley, called GrandPR. She enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, reading, and traveling. She has four years of government administrative work experience, and is now looking forward to being a part of the Leadership and Service Team.
Rosa is a sophomore and Pre-dental student majoring in Biomedical sciences and minoring in Chemistry and business. After graduation she plans to attend a Dental school and wants to become some kind of a specialized dentist. I LOVE summer, volunteering, kayaking and shopping. On campus she is a member of the American Red Cross and Pre-dental club. She also volunteers frequently at the American Red Cross in Grand Rapids. She is very excited to get to know everyone on the Leadership and service team!
Tran (Mango) Pham
Tran (Mango) is an international student from Vietnam, currently finishing up her senior year pursuing Marketing and Management degrees. She was a Junior transferred student from Seattle! After graduation, Mango plans to either continue studying Master Degree in Business or get an internship in the Business field. On campus, Mango is a member of Asian Student Union and working at the Winter Hall Front Desk as a desk assistant. She enjoys travelling, cooking, gardening, and hanging out with family and friends. Mango is very excited to be a part of the Leadership and Service Team
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