2016 Road Scholars Itinerary

Michigan Road Scholars

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

Day One – Monday, May 2nd


Depart UM- Fleming Building – Ann Arbor

8:30 a.m.

Arrive Lansing

8:30 a.m.

Brief Talk on Bus
David Hollister, for Lansing Mayor

9:00 a.m.

Tour Grand River Plant
Erin Davis, Plant Manager

11:00 a.m.

Depart for Capitol

11:15 a.m.

Arrive at State Capitol

11:30 p.m.

Tour of Capitol
Valerie Marvin, Capitol Historian

12:30 p.m.

Legislative/Public Policy Luncheon
Rebecca DeVooght, State Relations Director, UM
Senator Curtis Hertel
Representative Chris Afendoulis

2:00 p.m.

Depart for Grand Rapids

3: 15 p.m.

Arrive Network 180
Eric Achtyes, Behavioral Health Medical Director
Alan Bolter, Associate Director of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

4:45 p.m.

Depart for Hotel

6:00 p.m.

Depart for Reception with Grand Rapids Alum Club and Scholarship Recipients @ Thousand Oaks Country Club

8:30 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Pearl Street Lounge (in lobby of hotel)

Day Two – Tuesday, May 3rd

7:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Program
Teresa Weatherall Neal, Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools

9:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel for Big Rapids

10:30 a.m.

Arrive at Wolverine Worldwide
Gail Taylor, Director of Operations, Big Rapids Factory

12:00 p.m.

Depart for Chase

12:30 p.m.

Arrive at Chase Creek Smoke House

1:30 p.m.

Depart for Traverse City

3:00 p.m.

Arrive at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Raymond Minervini, Partner Minervini Group

4:30 p.m.

Depart for Hotel

6:30 p.m.

Depart for Left Foot Charley

9:00 p.m.

Depart for Hotel

9:15 p.m.

Daily De-Brief @ Hotel Bar

Day Three – Wednesday, May 4th

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast at the Hotel

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Program
Cecil McNally, Executive Director, Goodwill Northern Michigan
Tony Lentych, Executive Director, Traverse City Housing Commission

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Leelanau Peninsula

9:30 a.m.

Arrive Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center
Nikki Rothwell, Center Coordinator

11:00 a.m.

Depart for Harbor Springs

1:00 p.m.

Arrive at Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa
Jannan Cotto, Education Director

2:30 p.m.

Depart for Wycamp (Spirit) Lake

4:30 p.m.

Depart for St. Ignace

5:30 p.m.

Arrive at Hotel

6:30 p.m.

Dinner @ Hotel
Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant

9:30 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Hotel

Day Four – Thursday, May 5th

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast @ Hotel

7:45 a.m.

Depart for Carmeuse Lime & Stone

8:30 a.m.

Arrive at Carmeuse Lime & Stone
Mark Snyder, Site Operations Manager

10:00 a.m.

Depart for Great Lakes Boat Building School

10:15 a.m.

Arrive at Great Lakes Boat Building School
Ryan Hinnen, Recruiting & Placement Services Manager

11:30 a.m.

Depart for Hessel

11:45 a.m.

Arrive Les Cheneaux Culinary School (lunch at this site)
Zachary Schroeder, Program Director

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Bay City

4:45 p.m.

Arrive downtown Bay City- pick up tour guide
Eric Jylha

5:15 p.m.

Arrive @ Doubletree Hotel

6:15 p.m.

Depart hotel for walk to Old City Hall Restaurant

6:30 p.m.

Dinner with Bay City and Bay County business, non-profit and government officials at Old City Hall Restaurant

8:45 p.m.

Daily Debrief @ Hotel Lobby Bar

Day Five – Friday, May 6th

7:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel

10 a.m.

Arrive at Osborn Neighborhood Alliance (ONA)
Quincy Jones, Executive Director

11:45 a.m.

Depart ONA for UM Detroit Center (UMDC)

12:10 p.m.

Arrive at UMDC for lunch
Cynthia Wilbanks, V.P. Government Relations, University of Michigan
Addell Anderson, Director, UM Detroit Center

1:00 p.m.

Detroit Schools Presentation
Dan Varner, CEO, Excellent Schools Detroit

2:10 p.m.

Leave UMDC

2:20 p.m.

Arrive at Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC)
Angela Reyes, Director and Founder

3:45 p.m.

Leave for Belle Isle State Park

4:00 p.m.

Arrive at Belle Isle
Lori Feret, Belle Isle Conservancy

5:30 p.m.

Leave Belle Isle for Ann Arbor/UM Campus

6:30 p.m.

Arrive Ann Arbor