Meet The Board! 2018-2019
President – Christine Melvin
Christine is going into her Senior year at GVSU. She is majoring in Advertising & PR (ad emphasis, obviously), with a minor in Graphic Design, technically studio art. Along with ad club, Christine is also on the board of an organization called Camp Kesem and is on the NSAC team.
Over the summer she had an internship in the Marketing Communications department at a company called Terumo, where she spent the summer helping with design, the website, and tackling a huge photo project. Christine currently works in the office of the math department at Grand Valley.
Vice President – Evan LaVigne
Evan LaVigne is a Junior at Grand Valley pursuing a degree in Advertising/Public Relations while minoring in writing. He enjoys working on all aspects of advertising club, especially the agency tours that the club offers.
When looking ahead into his career, Evan looks forward to working for a small agency as a strategist/copywriter. When not working, he’s usually wrapped up in a book or the newest Netflix series.
Events Coordinator- Thomas Crawford
Thomas is a senior at GVSU majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in advertising. He is on the executive board of the GVSU Advertising Club as the Events Coordinator, part of the 2019 NSAC team, and is currently working as a marketing project manager. He enjoys going to local coffee shops, traveling, and collaborating with friends about the next Shark Tank idea.
Membership Director – Kathryn Atkinson
Kathryn Atkinson is a senior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with minors in Writing and Digital Studies. If she has free time you will most likely find her buying more plants, in an antique store or hiking. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in brand strategy or copywriting.
Treasurer- Nikki Schroeder
Nikki Schroeder is a junior at Grand Valley, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. In addition to Ad Club, she is a member of the NSAC team. Nikki enjoys collaborating with peers and participating in design thinking.
Over the summer she had an internship at Mercantile Bank of Michigan, where she created a marketing video for the intern program and worked on other smaller projects. Nikki currently works at the Mary Idema Pew Library on Grand Valley’s Allendale Campus. Some Activities Nikki enjoys include crafts, running, and doing anything outdoors.
Graphic Design- Miranda Crews
Miranda is an Advertising and Public Relations Major expecting to graduate in the spring of 2019. Outside of Ad club, she participates in IM Soccer and works as a community events manager at Rebounderz of Grand Rapids. After graduation, she hopes to continue to work with brand strategists to plan promotional events in the West Michigan area.
Graphic Design Co-Chair – Noah Correll
Communications – Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard is a junior studying Advertising here at GV. She’s been with Ad Club for two years, but this is her first year on the e-board as Head of Communications. She is originally from the east side but plans on staying up in Grand Rapids after graduating. She hopes to end up at an Ad firm working with others in our field. She absolutely loves the world of advertising, and hopes you do too!
Co-Communications & Blogging- Chance Rusniak
Chance Rusniak is a junior studying Advertising and Psychology at GV. He is interested in how people view advertisements and how advertisements affect the consumer. He enjoys having a good time in the wondrous world that is Advertising! In his free time, he likes to play video games, hang out with friends, and to eat some good food.
Faculty Advisor – Robin Spring