2003 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 28, 2003

7:15 a.m.

Depart Ann Arbor for Detroit
Watch Video about Focus Hope while on bus

8:15 a.m.

Tour Focus Hope
Eleanor Josaitis, Co-Founder

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Highland Park/Detroit neighborhoods

10:30 a.m.

”The Hope, Despair and Challenge of Rebuilding Detroit”
Herb Strather, CEO
Strather Associateds, Inc.

12:00 p.m.

Box Lunches

12:15 p.m.

Depart for Port Huron

1:45 p.m.

Tourism and Trade: How a Michigan border community survives
Doug Alexander, Executive Director
Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
Honorable Mark Neal, Mayor of the City of Port Huron
Marci Fogal, President of Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

3:30 p.m.

Depart for Flint

4:45 p.m.

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

5:15 p.m.

Arrive/Check into hotel

6:15 p.m.

Depart for University of Michigan-Flint campus

6:30 p.m.

UM-Flint: Community Reception
The Honorable James Rutherford, Mayor City of Flint
6:30pm-7:30pm: Reception, Ontario Room
7:30pm-9pm: MRS Dinner, Riverview Room

9:00 p.m.

Return to the hotel

Day Two – Tuesday, April 29, 2003

6:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfat: 6:15 am-7:15 am

7:15 a.m.

Depart hotel for GM Truck & Bus Assembly Plant

7:30 a.m.

Welcome and Remarks for GM Truck & Bus
7:30-8:15 am: Welcome and Presentation
8:15-9:30 am: Plant Tour
Mike Dulaney, Plant Manager
Mark Hawkins, Chair, Plant Bargaining Committee
Leryo Taylor, Human Resource Rep., Tours & Human Resources

9:30 a.m.

Depart for Lansing

10:45 a.m.

Tour of Michigan State Capitol

12:15 p.m.

Legislative discussion/Luncheon
Anderson House Office Building, Room 308
The Honorable John Cheny
Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan

1:30 p.m.

Depart for Battle Creek

2:30 p.m.

Heritage Battle Creek-“The Road to Wellness”
Michael Evans, Executive Director, Heritage Battle Creek

4:00 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

5:30 p.m.

Arrive/Check into hotel

6:15 p.m.

Depart for University Club

6:30 p.m.

University Club community reception/dinner
The Honorable John Logie, Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids
Mr. Jamie Goebel, President of the University of Michigan Alumni Club-Grand Rapids
6:30 pm-7:30 pm: Community Reception
7:30pm-9pm: MRS dinner

9:00 p.m.

Return to hotel

Day Three – Wednesday, May 2, 2003

6:30 a.m.

Breakfast: 6:30 am-7:30 am (Sully’s Restaurant)

8:00 a.m.

Depart for driving tour of a Grand Rapids neighborhood
Anita Jones, Senior Analyst, North West Community Resource Team
Kristi DeKraker, Neighbors of Belknap Outlook

8:45 a.m.

Coit Arts Academy elementary school
8:45 am-10:15 am
Bert Bleke, Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools
Tina Barwacz, Principal
Barbara McGregor, Educational Specialist

10:30 a.m.

Depart for Muskegon

11:30 a.m.

Tour of Muskegon Correctional Facility
11:30am-1:30 pm

1:45 p.m.

Depart for Muskegon Community College

2:00 p.m.

Muskegon Community College luncheon
Dr. Frank Marczek, President
Honorable Steve Warmington, Mayor (invited) of the City of Muskegon

3:15 p.m.

Depart for Traverse City

6:15 p.m.

Arrive/check in to hotel

7:15 p.m.

Depart for Dennos Museum Center

7:30 p.m.

Reception/Dinner at Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
Eugene Jenneman, Director, Dennos Museum Cetner
Honorable Marguret Doo, Mayor (invited) of Traverse City
7:30pm-8:30pm: Reception
8:30pm-10pm: MRS Dinner

10:00 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Day Four – Thursday, May 1, 2003

6:15 a.m.

Breakfast: 6:15-7:30 a.m.

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Empire

8:15 a.m.

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

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Glen Arbor

10:15 a.m.

Cherry Republic
10:15 am-11:30 am
Bob Sutherland, President

11:45 a.m.

Depart for Suttons Bay

12:30 p.m.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
Double Eagle Restaurant 12:20pm-2:30pm
Luncheon/Break-out groups
Topics of Interest: Law Enforcement, Health, Education, Natural Resources/Conservation

2:45 p.m.

Depart for Sault Ste. Marie

6:30 p.m.

Check into Hotel

8:00 p.m.

MRS Dinner

Day Five – Friday, May 2, 2003

6:30 a.m.

6:30am-7:30am; Freighters Restaurant

7:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel

8:00 a.m.

Soo Locks Boat Tour

10:30 a.m.

Depart for Pellston UofM

11:45 a.m.

Biological Station
11:45am-12:45pm: Luncheon
12:45pm-1:45pm: Walking Tour
Paul Webb, Interim Director
Bob Vande Kopple, Resident Biologist

2:00 p.m.

Depart for Ann Arbor
Road Scholars Finish Evaluations and Hand in

6:30 p.m.

Arrive Home-Unload Luggage
Home Sweet Home!

12:20 p.m.

Lunch Forum: Upper Peninsula Perspectives
Village Inn Restaurant
Dennis West, President, Northern Initiatives
Jill Bentgent, Mackinac Straits Fish Company

1:30 p.m.

Depart for Hartwick Pines State Park

2:55 p.m.

Arrive Hartwick Pines State Park
Greg Kasmer, Site Historian
Robert Burg, Park Interpreter

3:45 p.m.

Depart for Ann Arbor

6:45 p.m.

Arrive in Ann Arbor