School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
Melissa Miller, MPA '10
Alpha Women's Center of Grand Rapids *
Melissa Miller is the General Manager for Alpha Women's Center of Grand Rapids. Alpha Women's Center shows compassion and love to families and women facing unplanned pregnancies. Through their programming, women are offered basic parenting education and family resources dealing with setting personal boundaries, finances, pregnancy, and much more. While participating, they receive resources such as baby clothes, diapers, and hygiene items. While in the Master of Public Administration program, Melissa worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Life within the Laker Leadership Programs and as a research assistant for the Public Administration Department. Melissa and her husband live in Grand Rapids and serve on the Program Committee for SowHope, an international nonprofit serving women.
"Concentrating in Nonprofit Management and Leadership prepared me to enter the nonprofit sector feeling certain that this was the right direction for my life. Professors were passionate and knowledgeable in their subject areas and I received a balanced and holistic view of the sector. Encouraged to gain relevant experiences outside of the classroom, I came to truly appreciate and understand the importance of nonprofits and their role in society."
* Organization affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. All statements are the personal opinions of the individuals and do not reflect an organizational endorsement of GVSU or its MPA program.
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