About Us

Our mission is to offer support and resources which provide access for students to pursue an education through:

  • A staff dedicated to innovative, proactive solutions
  • Identifying, creating, and delivering resources through personal counseling and outreach efforts to provide a financial plan for families

Our vision is to be the leader in providing the greatest customer service experience. We will make a Grand Valley State University education affordable, one student at a time.


Our Staff

Name Email Title  
Matthew Allore allorema@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Matthew Allore
Erin Braginton braginer@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Erin Braginton
Nicholas Bromley bromleni@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Nicholas Bromley
Martha Chase chasema@gvsu.edu Student Employment Assistant View more information about Martha Chase
Susan Dix dixsu@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Susan Dix
Robert Flannery flanner1@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Robert Flannery
Francesca Golden goldenf@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Francesca Golden
Julie Haskin haskinj@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Julie Haskin
Suzy Herman hermasuz@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Literacy View more information about Suzy Herman
Melissa Horning horninme@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Melissa Horning
Wendy Johnston johnstow@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Wendy Johnston
Tanisha Kuykendall kuyktani@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Tanisha Kuykendall
Raul Lozano lozanora@gvsu.edu Financial Aid & Scholarships Counselor View more information about Raul Lozano
Lauren McElrath mcelrala@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Scholarships View more information about Lauren McElrath
Samantha Mulder muldesam@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Samantha Mulder
Jenna Poll pollj@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Jenna Poll
Audra Pretty-Smith prettyau@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Audra Pretty-Smith
Ben Rhodes rhodesbe@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Ben Rhodes
Michelle Rhodes rhodesmi@gvsu.edu Associate Vice President for Financial Aid View more information about Michelle Rhodes
Christine Scott scottc@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Christine Scott
Katie Shuert shuertka@gvsu.edu Office Coordinator View more information about Katie Shuert
Enrica Verrett verreten@gvsu.edu Admissions/Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Enrica Verrett
Maryelise White whitema1@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Scholarships View more information about Maryelise White
Anne Zalud zaluda@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Student Employment View more information about Anne Zalud

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Our Student Assistants

Name Title  
Sydney Bartlett Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Sydney Bartlett
Kelly Berg Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Kelly Berg
Ricyra Braziel Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Ricyra Braziel
Terria Crank Graduate Assistant - Scholarships View more information about Terria Crank
Jessica DeWyse MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Jessica DeWyse
Amanda Dotson Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Amanda Dotson
Rachel Dzapo Graduate Assistant - Financial Aid & Student Employment View more information about Rachel Dzapo
Virginia Franklin Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Virginia Franklin
Carmen Galloway Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Carmen Galloway
Abigail Gbewonyo MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Abigail Gbewonyo
Allyson Gilmore Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Allyson Gilmore
Bryn Goodman Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Bryn Goodman
Ashley Harris Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Ashley Harris
Sage Holland Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Sage Holland
Andrew Jenks MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Andrew Jenks
Brianne Kerr Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Brianne Kerr
Emily Koons MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Emily Koons
Andy McDonough Graduate Assistant- Financial Literacy View more information about Andy McDonough
Cassidy Monroe Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Cassidy Monroe
Joseph Montney Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Joseph Montney
Olivia Nurenberg Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Olivia Nurenberg
Makenzie Scheider MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Makenzie Scheider
Elizabeth Schrems Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Elizabeth Schrems
Avion Silas MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Avion Silas
Nyia Slade Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Nyia Slade
Domonique Stevens Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Domonique Stevens
DeJa Talley Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about DeJa Talley

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