2002 Road Scholar Itinerary

Michigan Road Scholars

The Office of State Outreach within The Office of the Vice President for Government Relations

Day One – Monday, April 29, 2002

7:15 a.m.

Depart Ann Arbor for Detroit< br class="wp">Watch a video about Focus: Hope while on bus

8:15 a.m.

Tour of Focus:Hope
Eleanor Josaitis, Executive Director

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Southwest Detroit

10:30 a.m.

Tour of Southwest Detroit Neighborhoods
Kathy Wendler, Executive Director, Southwest Detroit Business Association

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Driving Tour

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

12:15 p.m.

Depart for Dearborn

12:30 p.m.

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Agency Tour

2:30 p.m. – 3:30

Panel Discussion
Ishmael Ahmed, Executive Director, ACCESS

3:30 p.m.

Depart for Flint

5 p.m.

Depart tour of UM-Flint campus
Harry Blecker, Associate Director
University Outreach

5:15 p.m.

Arrive/Check into hotel

5:50 p.m.

Depart for Flint Institute of Arts

6 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts: community reception/dinner and program
Presentations by:
Dr. Renate McLaughlin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs University of Michigan-Flint
John Henry, Director of FIA
Louis Nagel, School of Music

8:00 p.m.

Return to the hotel

Day Two – Tuesday, April 30, 2002

6:15 a.m.

Continental breakfast

7:15 a.m.

Depart hotel for GM Truck & Bus Assembly Plant

7:30 a.m.

Welcome and Remarks at GM Truck and Bus

7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Presentation

8:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Plant Tour
Mike Dulaney, Plant Manager
Mark Hawkins, Chair, Plant Bargaining Committee
Leroy Taylor, Human Resource Rep., Tours & Human Resources

9:30 a.m.

Depart for Lansing

10:45 a.m.

Tour of Michigan State Capitol

11:45 a.m.

Legislative discussion/Luncheon – State Capitol
Senate Committee Room 402-403
Invited to attend: State Sen. John Schwarz
State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith
State Rep. Chris Kolb
State Rep. John Hansen
State Rep. Ruth Ann Jarnnick

1 p.m.

Depart for Battle Creek

2 p.m.

Sojourner Truth Institute – interactive oral tour
Michael Evans, Executive Director, Heritage Battle Creek

3:30 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

5 p.m.

Arrive/check in at hotel

5:50 p.m.

Depart for Ford Museum (walking)

6 p.m.

Gerald R. Ford Museum community reception/dinner
John Logie, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids
Dennis Daellenbach, Director

8 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Day Three – Wednesday, May 1, 2002

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast; Sully’s

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Academia De Español


Academia De Español visit/tour br class=”wp”> Kristina Martinez-Precious, Principal

9:45 a.m.

Depart for Muskegon

10:45 a.m.

Tour of Muskegon Correctional Facility

12:45 p.m.

Depart for Muskegon Community College

1 p.m.

Muskegon Community College luncheon
Stevenson Center for Higher Education
Dr. Frank Marczek, President
Andy Lofgren, Assistant to the County Administrator

2:30 p.m.

Depart for Traverse City

5:30 p.m.

Arrive/check in to hotel

6:45 p.m.

Depart for Dennos Museum Center

7 p.m.

Reception/Dinner at Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
Eugene Jenneman, Director, Dennos Museum Center
Performance by Interlachen students, introduction by
Ed Downing, Interlachen President

9 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Day Four – Thursday, May 2, 2002

6:15 a.m.

Breakfast; Shimmers

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Empire

8:15 a.m.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Bill Herd, Interpreter
Chuck Olson, Professor Emeritus, SNRE

10 a.m.

Depart for Glen Arbor

10:15 a.m.

Cherry Republic: Bob Sutherland, President

11:00 a.m.

Tour in small groups at GTBOCI -Double Eagle Restaurant
Topics of interest:
Law Enforcement
Natural Resources/Conservation

12 p.m.

Lunch at GTBOCI

1:15 p.m.

Depart for Traverse City

1:45 p.m.

Michigan Lighthouse Project
Steve Belko, Project Manager

4 p.m.

Mackinac Straits Fish Company
Jill Bentgen, President

5 p.m.

Depart for Sault Ste. Marie

6 p.m.

Arrive /check into hotel

7:30 p.m.

MRS Dinner

Day Five – Friday, May 3, 2002

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast; Freighters Restaurant

7:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel

8 a.m.

Sao Locks Boat Tour

10:10 a.m.

Depart for Pellston

11:30 a.m.

UofM Biological Station
11:30am – 12:30pm: luncheon
12:30pm – 1:30pm: walking tour
Brian Hazlett, Interim Director
Bob Vande Kopple, Resident biologist

1:45 p.m.

Depart for Ann Arbor
Road Scholars finish evaluations and hand in

5:30 p.m.

Arrive home- unload luggage
Home Sweet Home!