Past Emeritus Award

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Fátima Nieves

2018 Emeritus Award

"Fátima started her career in 1979, working with English as a second language students in the Grand Rapids school district. In 1985, she became an academic advisor with what was then Grand Rapids Junior College. She was known for her patience in helping students -- especially international students and those who spoke limited English -- navigate higher education. Colleagues say she always brought the student perspective to processes and proposed changes, and was a dependable volunteer at events on and off campus."


Year Award Winner
1985 Mrs. Alecia Bowles DuRand, Mr. Albert Smith
1986 Mr. E. Ray Baxter, Mr. Wendell Shroll
1987 Mr. Gordon Hunsberger, Mr. Richard Wherity
1988 Ms. Elizabeth Knapp, Ms. Theodora Quick
1989 Dr. Anne V. Miller, Mr. O. Stewart Myers
1990 Dr. Raymond Boozer, Mrs. Lucille Thomas
1991 Mr. Leonard Anderson, Mr. John Regenmorter
1992 Dr. Albertus H. Elve
1993 Dr. Marinus Swets
1994 Mr. Anthony LaPenna
1995 Mr. Francis J. McCarthy
1996 Dr. Allen G. Gerrard
1997 Mr. Harvey Meyaard
1998 Mr. Harvey Olsen
1999 Ms. Anne E. Mulder, Ph.D.
2000 Mr. James Skidmore
2001 Ms. Bobbi Schrader
2002 Ms. Nancy Clouse
2003 Ms. Phyllis Fratzke, Dr. Till Peters
2004 Ms. Alice Donahue
2005 Dr. Richard Kurzhals
2006 Granville Brown
2007 Keith Longberg, President Emeritus Richard Calkins
2008 Roger DeVries
2009 Charles Chamberlain
2010 Cornelius Eringaard
2011 Marilyn Smidt
2012 Dr. Velvie Green
2013 Dr. Gary Burbridge
2014 Paul Chardoul
2016 Walter Lockwood
2017 Dr. Joseph Hesse