2011 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 2, 2011

7:15 a.m.

Depart Ann Arbor

8:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant
David Hollister, Former President & CEO of the Prima Civitas Foundation will board the bus with us and provide a brief historical perspective of the plant as the former Mayor of Lansing

9:00 a.m.

Tour of Delta Township Assembly Plant

11:00 a.m.

Depart Delta Township Plant

11:15 a.m.

Arrive at Capitol Building
10-minute overview of the Sate Capitol on the glass floor of the Rotunda as we enter the building
Matt VanAcker, Director of the Michigan State Capitol Tour Guide Information Service

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Program w/Legislators
Moderator: Cynthia Wilbanks, UM Vice President for Government Relations
State Representative Joan Bauer (D) representing Michigan’s 68th District (Lansing)
State Representative Deb Shaughnessy ® representing Michigan’s 71st District (Charlotte)

12:45 p.m.

Depart for Lansing Community College

1:00 p.m.

Presentations and Tour of Lansing Community College
Brent Knight, President Lansing Community College
Michael A. Nealon, Dean of Liberal Arts
Stephanie Shanblatt, Provost

2: 00 p.m.

Depart for St. Ignace

6:00 p.m.

Arrive/check-in at Kewadin Shores
3015 Mackinac Trail
St. Ignace, MI 49781

6:30 p.m.

Reception/ Buffet Dinner with Community Members @ the Kewadin Shores Event Center

7:30 p.m.

Panel Presentation
Dennis West, President, Northern Initiatives
Matthew Johnson, Government and Community Relations Manager, Kennecott Eagle Minerals
St. Ignace Community Events Committee Members

Day Two – Tuesday, May 3, 2011

6:45 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel

7:45 a.m.

Leave for St. Ignace Area Schools

8:00 a.m.

Tour of the District/Conversation with the Superintendent
Michael Springsteen, Superintendent, St. Ignace Schools

9:00 a.m.

Meet Tribal Liaison at Middle School
Sue St. Onge, Youth Services Coordinator, Education Department of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Tribal Health Center

10:10 a.m.

Tour of Tribal Health Center
Marlene Glaseman, Rural Health Clinic Director
Laura Collins, Traditional Practitioner Assistant

11:30 a.m.

Depart for Bridge View Park
Box Lunch – UP Pasties
Robert Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority

12:45 p.m.

Leave for Traverse City

3:30 p.m.

Arrive @ Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NMHRC)
Nikki Rothwell, Coordinator of NWMHRS and District Extension Horticulture Educator
Duke Elsner, Agriculture Educator/Regional Viticulture Educator, MAEA Vice President, President-Elect of Michigan Entomological Society

5:00 p.m.

Depart for Cambria Suites
255 Munson Avenue (US31)
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 778-9000

6:30 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own
Dinner Options:
6:15 p.m. – Mackinac Brewing Company
6:30 p.m. – Poppycocks
6:45 p.m. – The Bay Leaf
Cambria Suites (show your badge at the restaurant)
At each venue, locals from the Young Professionals group of the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce will meet us and play host – this is a chance to have great conversations with some of Traverse City’s bright young professionals – a highly active group within the chamber.

Day Three – Wednesday, May 4, 2011

6:45 a.m.

Breakfast @ Hotel

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Jen Murphey, Admission Specialist

8:00 a.m.

Tour Maritime Academy

9:30 a.m.

Leave for Traverse City Coast Guard Air Station

9:45 a.m.

Tour of Coast Guard Air Station
CDR Jonathan Spaner, Commanding Officer

11:00 a.m.

Leave for Left Foot Charley’s

11:15 a.m.

Lunch and Discussion of the Wine Industry in the Region
Bryan Ulbrich, Wine Maker and Owner of Left Foot Charley’s

11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion – City and Counties: What’s Going On?
Chuck Korn, Garfield Township Supervisor, Garfield Township
Trudy Galla, Planning and Community Development Director, Leelanau County
Dennis Aloia, County Administrator, Grand Traverse County
Ben Bifoss, City Manager, Traverse City
Roy Soyring, Planning Director, Traverse City

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

3:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids Foundations Panel
Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President Education, Communications & External Relations
Susan Broman, President, Steelcase Foundation
Mary Alice Williams, President, Nokomis Foundation
Marilyn Zack, Vice President of Development, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

5:00 p.m.

Check in to Holiday Inn Downtown
310 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 235-7611

5:45 p.m.

Depart for Reception/Dinner with Grand Rapids Alum Club and Scholarship Recipients @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Day Four – Thursday, May 5, 2011

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Dominican Center

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Round Table Discussions
Dr. Bernard Taylor, Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools
Carol Paine McGovern, Director, Kent School Services Network
Martha Boks, Community School Coordinator Supervisor, Kent School Services Network
Paul Holtrop, Executive Director, Streams of Hope
Christine Lentine, Fund Development/Community Outreach Manager, Kids’ Food Basket
Nicole DeVries, Poverty Education Director
Sr. Maureen Geary, Councilor for Finance, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Benton Harbor

11:30 a.m.

Tour Whirlpool Corporation
Darryl Bodine, Sr. Manager, GCD
Christian Gianni, Vice President, Engineering & Technology
Beat Stocker, Materials Technology Director
Reagan Craven, Director, U.S. Campus Relations

2:30 p.m.

Depart for Detroit

5:45 p.m.

Arrive in Detroit/Atheneum Hotel
1000 Brush Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-2993
(313) 962-2323

6:15 p.m.

Road Scholars Dinner at Fishbones

7:00 p.m.

Detroit Community Reception – Aphrodite Room (1st Floor Atheneum Hotel)
Welcoming Reception and Community Meet & Greet with City of Detroit and Detroit Public Schools administrators and students. Serenades during the evening will be compliments of the Cass Technical High School String Quartet, and the Detroit School of Art Jazz Ensemble.

7:45 p.m.

Program — Presentations by City of Detroit leaders and Detroit Public
Welcome by Saul Green, Deputy Mayor of the City of Detroit
City of Detroit Leaders
Detroit Public School Personnel

9:00 p.m.


Day Five – Friday, May 6, 2011

7:15 a.m.

Depart for Focus: HOPE

7:45 a.m.

Arrive at Focus: HOPE Family Learning Center
Breakfast & Presentation: “Hope Village Initiative”
William Jones, CEO, Focus: HOPE

9:15 a.m.

Tour Focus: HOPE

10:45 am

City Tour– “Detroit Moving Forward”
(Will include a walking tour, and a view of King, Northwestern, Crockett and Western International High Schools)

12:30 p.m.

Lunch UM Detroit University Center
Welcome by Feodis Shipp, Associate Director UM University Center
Panel Presentation “Detroit the City that Works”
Marja Winters, Deputy Director, City of Detroit Planning & Development
Karla Henderson, Group Executive, Office of the Mayor Dave
Olga Stella, V.P. of Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

1:45 p.m.

Depart for Detroit Schools Tour

2:00 p.m.

Brief bus stop at Western International High School
School officials will narrate aboard the bus

2:15 p.m.

Depart for Detroit School of Arts (DSA)

2:30 p.m.

Tour Detroit School of Arts

3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion – “Detroit Schools Moving Forward” DSA Alijah Theater
Welcome and ‘the Challenge’ by DPS School Board President Anthony Adams
Dr. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chief Academic and Accountability Auditor, DPS
Dr. Derrick Coleman, Assistant Superintendent, DPS
Dr. James E. Ray, School Redesign Superintendent, DPS
Rebecca Luna, Assistant Superintendent, DPS
Henry L. McClendon, Jr., Program Officer of the Skillman Foundation
Dr. Greg Harris, Executive Director, Excellent Schools Detroit

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks Robert Bobb, DPS Financial Manager

5:30 p.m.

Depart for Ann Arbor

6:30 p.m.

Arrive in Ann Arbor