Getting the support he needs at Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 04-02-2019 under NONPROFITS

Orlando Santiago needed all the support he could get when he transferred from Muskegon Community College to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Orlando joined Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in September 2018, and the staff helped him with the...

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Helping fellow veterans through Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

William Vanderslik has been involved with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) since April 2018. He joined VUB to help fellow veterans with their educational and career goals, and also because he liked the social aspect to the program. “I wanted to...

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"A Few Good Men" entertains, tests audiences

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NEWS

From insightful character development to a venue that transports viewers right into the show, “A Few Good Men” is a theatre experience that both entertains and pushes audiences to question their own beliefs of right and wrong, all while...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

A hard, cold rain was falling as the Mobile Food Pantry pulled up to Innovation Central High School on a Thursday evening in February. Sergeant James Peterson stood in the weather for a few minutes before deciding to move the food inside. Half a...

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Catalyst Radio: New organization helping veterans get their health care benefits

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we learn about a new organization working to connect military veterans with their health care benefits. With Michigan...

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Got questions? Get answers! WMGS Seminar features Curt B. Witcher

by (wmgs)

Submitted 09-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) announces its 2012 GotAncestors?! Annual Seminar entitled Got Questions? Get Answers!  The event is Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids....

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Honor and protect our military veterans

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

My name is Michael Tuffelmire and I served this country in Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) as a Infantry Team Leader. As a United States military veteran you tend to bond quickly with other...

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Honoring Those Who Serve

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

By: Jessica Gonyou, Volunteer Center Assistant This time of year, I think a lot about service and patriotism.  I think of heroes and sacrifice, and of acts done not for self, but for the greater good. One of my greatest heroes, my dad, is...

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Sgt. Matt Maupin: Loves never loses its way home

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 04-01-2010 under OPINION

Sgt. Matt Maupin was captured in Iraq on April 9, 2004, and his body was found several years later.  On the anniversary of his capture, he is still being remembered. This is an audio story dedicated to his memory.

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