2007 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 30, 2007

7:15 a.m.

Depart Ann Arbor for Detroit
Watch Video about Focus Hope

8:15 a.m.

Tour Focus Hope
Eleanor Josaitis, Co-Founder

10:00 a.m.

Depart Focus Hope

10:15 a.m.

Arrive at The Bing Group Campus

10:20 a.m.

Northend Initiative
Dave Bing, Chairman, The Bing Group
Community Tour

12:00 p.m.

Depart for Martin Luther King High Schools
Detroit Public School

12:20 p.m.

Arrive Martin Luther King High School
Paul Gray, Principal

12:30 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Tour Martin Luther King High School
Dialogue with Educators

3:30 p.m.

Depart for Flint Holiday Inn Tour

5:00 p.m.

Tour Flint Campus

5:15 p.m.

Arrive / Check into hotel

Day Two – Tuesday, May 1, 2007

6:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfat: 6 am-7am

7:15 a.m.

Depart for GM Truck & Bus

7:30 a.m.

GM Truck & Bus visit/tour

9:45 a.m.

Depart for Jackson

11:20 a.m.

Arrive Jackson Armory
Art Gallery, 634 Mechanic St. Jackson, MI

11:30 a.m.

Lunch/Presentation & Tour
Jane Robinson, Director of Creative Industries, Jackson Enterprise Group

1:30 p.m.

Depart for Lansing

2:10 p.m.

Arrive at Capitol

2:20 p.m.

Tour Capitol

3:00 p.m.

Dialogue with Legislators

4:10 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

5:15 p.m.

Arrive/Check in at Days Inn

6:15 p.m.

Depart for Pen Club
2nd Floor

6:30 p.m.

Alumni Scholarship Reception/Dinner
Peninsula Club

9:00 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Day Three – Wednesday, May 2, 2007

6:00 a.m.

Breakfast: 6 am-7:15 am (Sully’s Restaurant)

7:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel

7:35 a.m.

Gerald R. Ford Museum
James R. Kratsas, Deputy Director
Barbara McGregor, Educational Specialist

8:50 a.m.

Betz Industries
Gregg Betz, Vice President

10:00 a.m.

Van Andel Institute
Joseph P. Gavan, Vice President, Communications & Development

11:00 a.m.

Community Tour with Rick Chapla

11:30 a.m.

Lunch at Frederik Meijer Gardens

12:00 p.m.

Tour of Inside Gardens

12:30 p.m.

Tour of Outside Gardens

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Traverse City

3:30 p.m.

Arrive at Traverse City
(Hotel, for Check-In)

4:30 p.m.

Depart for Black Star Farms

5:15 p.m.

Arrive Black Star Farms
Don Coe, Managing Partner
Lee Lutes, The Wine Maker

9:00 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Day Four – Thursday, May 3, 2007

6:15 a.m.

Breakfast: 6-7:15 a.m.
(Minerva’s Restaurant)

8:00 a.m.

Forum: The Economics of Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation of the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

9:00 a.m.

Bus tour and highlights of Traverse Bay

10:15 a.m.

Depart for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

10:55 a.m.

Arrival Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Visiting Center

12:30 p.m.

Depart for Reservation GTB Ottawa Chippewa Tribe
Robert Kewaygoshkum, Tribal Chairman

2:45 p.m.

Depart for Sault Ste. Marie Hotel
Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway

6:30 p.m.

Dinner Reception
Freighters Restaurant, Ramada Plaza Hotel

7:00 p.m.

Freighters Restaurant

Day Five – Friday, May 4, 2007

6:30 a.m.

Freighters Restaurant

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Ferry-Dock #1
Soo Locks Boat Tours

8:15 a.m.

Soo Locks Boat Tour
Professor Susan Schacher of Lake Superior State University

10:20 a.m.

Depart for Mackinac Straits Fish Company

11:20 a.m.

Arrive in St. Ignace

11:30 a.m.

Presentation and Tour-Jill Bentgen, Founder
Mackinac Straights Fish Company
11:30 am-12:10 pm

12:15 p.m.

Depart for lunch

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