2010 Road Scholar Itinerary

Michigan Road Scholars

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

Day One – Monday, May 3, 2010

7:00 a.m.

Depart Ann Arbor

8:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant
David Hollister, President & CEO of the Prima Civitas

9:00 a.m.

Tour of Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant

11:00 a.m.

Depart Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant

11:25 a.m.

Arrive at Capitol Building

11:30 a.m.

10 minute overview of the State Capitol on the glass floor of the Rotunda
Matt VanAcker, Director of the State Capitol Tour Guide Information Service

11:45 a.m.

Lunch Program w/Legislators
Cynthia Wilbanks, Vice President for Government Relations, Moderator
Andrew Kandrevas, Michigan State Representative, 13th District
Re bekah Wa rren, Michigan State Representative, 53rd District

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility

1:50 p.m.

Arrive at the Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility

2:00 p.m.

Tour the Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility

4:00 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

5:00 p.m.

Arrive / check- in at Holiday Inn
310 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

5:30 p.m.

Depart for University Club
Reception with our host, John Logie, Former Mayor of Grand Rapids (1991-2003)

6:20 p.m.

Depart for Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

6:35 p.m.

Dinner w/Alum Scholarship Students

Day Two – Tuesday, May 4, 2010

6:45 a.m.

Leave for Herman Miller

7:30 a.m.

Arrive Herman Miller
Breakfast provided by Herman Miller

10:10 a.m.

Leave for the Dominican Center

11:00 a.m.

Arrive at the Dominican Center
Lunch and Panel Discussion
Sister Maureen Geary, Councilor for Finance, Dominican Sisters – Grand Rapids
Marsha DeHollander, Program Director for Access of West
Tyler Nickerson, Affordable Housing Advocate for the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness
Robert McKown, Director of Heart of West Michigan United Way 211
Liz Gensler, Food Coordinator for the Essential Needs Task Force of Kent County
Gloria Dunbar is a struggling single mother of two teens who will share her story and talk about resources that can help families facing poverty

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Cadillac
John Helmholdt, Director of Communications & External Affairs, Grand Rapids Public Schools

3:00 p.m.

Cadillac Chamber – Industry Round Tables

5:00 p.m.

Leave for Traverse City

6:15 p.m.

Arrive at Cambria Suites
255 Munson Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Day Three – Wednesday, May 5, 2010

7:15 a.m.

Depart for Hagerty Center

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Program: Health Care and Health Care Education in TC
Jim Fischer, Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, Munson Medical Center
Damel M. Webster, Community Asst. Dean for the MSU College of Human Medicine Traverse City Campus
Arlene Brennan, Executive Director of the Traverse Health Clinic Timothy J. Nelson, President of Northwestern Michigan College
Marguerite C. Cotto, Vice President for Lifelong and Professional Learning at NMC
Tino Breithaupt, Senior Vice President of Economic Development TC Chamber of Commerce

9:30 a.m.

Depart for Village at Grand Traverse Commons

9:45 a.m.

Program and Tour of Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Raymond Minervini

11:45 a.m.

Wander to Left Foot Charley’s

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Panel – Value Added Agriculture
Bryan Ulbrich, Owner/Wine maker, Left Foot Charley
Jim Sluyter, Policy Specialist, Get Farming! Michigan Land Institute
Mike Powers, SEEDS
Penny Krebiehl, Little Artshram

2:00 p.m.

Depart Traverse City

4:30 p.m.

Arrive in Midland at Alden B. Dow House (Tour)

6:00 p.m.

Reception/Panel w/ Midland Community Leaders
Sid Allen, President & CEO of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce
Bridgelle Gransden, Midland County Administrator/Controller
Mr. Carl Ellinger, Superintendent, Midland Public Schools
Jon Lynch, City Manager of Midland
Scott Walker. Chief Executive Officer, Midland Tomorrow

7:00 p.m.

Depart for The H Hotel
111 West Main Street
Midland, MI 48640

7:30 p.m.

Scholars Reception/Dinner

Day Four – Thursday, May 6, 2010

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at H hotel

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Panel
William F. Banhozer, Executive Vice President, Ventures. New Business Development & Licensing and Chief Technology Officer
Michael R. Gambrell. Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering Operations

8:30 a.m.

Depart for Dow Chemical Company

10:15 a.m.

Depart for Detroit

12:30 p.m.

Arrive Gleaners Community Food Bank for Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Urban Agriculture in a Changing Detroit”
Janese Chapman, City Planner/ Historic Preservationist
Kathryn Lynch Underwood, Senior Planner, City of Detroit City Planning Commission
Ashley Atkinson, Director of Project Development and Urban Agriculture for The Greening of Detroit
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Educator, Business Owner and Activist

2:30 p.m.

Depart for Catherine Ferguson Academy

3:00 p.m.

Arrive Catherine Ferguson Academy

3:10 p.m.

Great Eight+ Two
“Student Presentation on South Africa Trip”

3:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Alternative Approaches”
Ms. Asenath Andrews, Principal
Mr. Paul Weertz, Science Teacher
Mr. Andre Drewery, Homeroom Teacher
Mrs. Valerie Evens Counselor

4:25 p.m.

Urban Garden Tour

5:00 p.m.

Depart Detroit

6:00 p.m.

Arrive Ann Arbor