2014 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 5th


Depart Ann Arbor

8:15 a.m.

Arrive GM Delta Township Assembly Plant
David C. Hollister, Senior Consultant of the Hollister Solutions, and former Mayor of Lansing, will board the bus and provide a brief historical perspective of the plant before entering.
Erin Davis, Plant Manager

11:00 a.m.

Depart for Capitol

11:30 a.m.

Arrive at Capitol Building Tour (Group photo on capitol steps before entering)
Matt VanAcker, Director of the State Capitol Tour Guide and Information Service

12:15 p.m.

Depart for GCSI Building

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Program
Cynthia Wilbanks, Vice President for Government Relations, University of Michigan
Žak Tomich, Deputy Director of Strategy, Office of Governor Rick Snyder

2:00 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

3: 15 p.m.

Arrive Van Andel Institute
Jana Hall, Chief Operations Officer

5:00 p.m.

Depart for Holiday Inn Downtown
310 Pearl Street,
NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

6:15 p.m.

Depart for Reception with Grand Rapids Alum Club and Scholarship Recipients
The Gerald R. Ford Museum

8:15 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Pearl Street Lounge (in lobby of hotel) (optional)
Dinner @ Pearl Street Lounge or Grill (if desired – food also available in lounge)

Day Two Tuesday – May 6

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast @ Hotel – Pearl Street Grill

8:00 a.m.

Depart for Harrison Park School
Troy Wilbon, Principal
Gwen Heatley, Challenge Scholars Coordinator

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Gun Lake Tribe
Phyllis Davis, Tribal Council Member/Health Director Jennie Heeren, Education Director

12:30 p.m.

Leave for Kalkaska

3:30 p.m.

Arrive Kalkaska Screw Products
Kevin Schlueter, President

5:00 p.m.

Depart for Cambria Suites
255 Munson Avenue (US31)
Traverse City, MI 49686

6:30 p.m.

Dinner @ Local Restaurants
Red Ginger

9:00 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Cambria Suites Lobby Bar (optional)

Day Three Wednesday – May 7

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast Discussion:
Traverse Health Clinic
Arlene Brennan, Chief Executive Officer Rene Louchart, Dental Health Coordinator
West Bay Exploration (overview @ hotel – site visit)
Pat Gibson, Vice President

9:15 a.m.

Depart for Drilling site – Milton Bradley North

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Petoskey

11:15 a.m.

Arrive North Central Michigan College
Christine Hammond, Ph.D., Dean of Instruction and Student Success

1:15 p.m.

Depart for Sault Ste. Marie

3:30 p.m.

Arrive Beaver Meadow Creek Farms
Mark and Deanna Jones
Michelle Walk, Extension Educator, MSU Extension Sault Ste. Marie

5:00 p.m.

Depart for Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway
240 West Portage Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

6:30 p.m.


9:00 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Moloney’s Alley (across from the hotel on Portage) (optional)

Day Four Thursday – May 8

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Business Incubator

8:00 a.m.

Business Round Tables @ Business Incubator
Kristen Claus, Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Midland

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on the Bus – box lunches provided

2:00 p.m.

Meridian New Tech High School
Joe Asiala, President & CEO, MITECH+
Don Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, MITECH+
Craig Carmoney, Superintendent, Meridian Public Schools
Patrick Malley, Principal, Meridian New Tech High School

4:00 p.m.

Depart for Bay City

4:40 p.m.

Arrive in downtown – Bay City- Bus Tour

5:15 p.m.

Arrive at DoubleTree- Bay City Riverfront
One Wenonah Place Park
Bay City, MI 48708

6:15 p.m.

Dinner Presentation – Great Lakes Bay Region Overview- Doubletree Hotel
Thomas Hickner, Bay County Executive
Dr. Timothy Nash Ph.D., V.P. for Strategic Corporate Alliances, Northwood Institute

8:30 p.m.

Presentation Concludes – Road Scholars only Afterglow

Day Five Friday – May 9

7:30 a.m.

Depart for Focus: Hope in Detroit

9:45 a.m.

Arrive Focus: Hope
William F. Jones, Jr.,
CEO Bill Wenzell, Manager

10:50 a.m.

Leave Focus: Hope

11:00 a.m.

Arrive at D:Hive
Jeanette Pierce, Director of Community Relations

12:30 p.m.

Bus Tour Ends at Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant for Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Bus Departs for Eastern Market

1:30 p.m.

Arrive at Eastern Market for Presentation and Tour
Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corp.
Terry Campbell, COO, Eastern Market Corp.

3:40 p.m.

Bus Departs for Mexican Town/Southwest Detroit

4:00 p.m.

Arrive at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant – Immigration Overview
Steve Tobocman, Director, Global Detroit

5:30 p.m.

Bus Departs for Ann Arbor