Van Andel Millennial Board

A Vital Campus Connection and Millennial Perspective

The Van Andel Millennial Board is a 14-member student board consisting of one presidentially-selected student from each Michigan Colleges Alliance member campus and was created to engage students and their respective colleges and universities in MCF’s work.  An endowed gift from the David and Carol Van Andel Foundation funded the creation of the Van Andel Millennial Board.

By serving as a vital campus link to MCA’s efforts, the Millennial Board helps MCA develop and implement its strategies to attract and retain students in Michigan and to position MCA institutions in the transformation of the state’s economic climate.

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The 2013-2014 Van Andel Millennial Board

Megan Vandekerkhove | Adrian College
Marissa Cloutier | Albion College
Josh Spratt | Alma College
Matthew Master | Andrews College
Nick Anderson | Aquinas College
Laura Sterenberg | Calvin College
Anthony Manno | Hillsdale College 
Ashley Fraley | Hope College
Erran Briggs | Kalamazoo College
Kayla Daughtry | Madonna University
Robert Tompkins | Marygrove College
Rachael Wagner | Olivet College
Jennifer Sylvester | Siena Heights University
Kendra Dixie | Spring Arbor University


Actively Engaging Our Students

The Millennial Board’s specific objectives are to:

  • Educate fellow students on the advantages of living and working in Michigan, via social media strategies, speaker events and campus fairs.
  • Support the development and implementation of the MCA Think Michigan Millennial Marketing Campaign, a campus-wide effort to promote the quality of life and career options available in Michigan to MCA students.
  • Formulate ideas for new collaborative ventures among students on MCA campuses to build the collective identity of member colleges and universities.
  • Advise MCA staff on tools and strategies for student marketing and engagement, especially in the areas of website development and social media.
  • Create visibility and engagement on home campuses for ongoing MCF initiatives through special communications, personal networking, and student activities.
  • When possible, serve as student ambassadors at MCA local community functions and trustee meetings.
Casey Hoffman, Chair of the Van Andel Millennial Board speaks at a Grand Rapids event.