Day One
Monday, May 5

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7:00 a.m. Depart Ann Arbor

8:15 a.m. Arrive GM Delta Township Assembly Plant (Lansing)
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

Environmental Article

11:00 a.m. Depart for Capitol

11:30 a.m. Arrive at Capitol Building. (Lansing)
Group photo on capitol steps before entering.
Matt VanAcker, Managing Tour Guide
Capitol Building Tour

12:15 p.m. Depart for GCSI Building

12:30 p.m. Lunch Program
Zak 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 (Grand Rapids)
Jana Hall, Chief Operations Officer

5:00 p.m. Depart for Hotel

6:15 p.m. Depart for Reception with Grand Rapids Alum Club and Scholarship Recipients

8:15 p.m. Daily Debrief at Pearl Street Lounge (in lobby of hotel) (optional)

Day Two
Tuesday, May 6

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Depart for Harrison Park Academy (Grand Rapids)
Troy Wilbon, Principal
Gwen Heatley, Challenge Scholars Coordinator

10:00 a.m. Depart for Gun Lake Tribal Camp (Grand Rapids)
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 (Kalkaska)
Kevin Schlueter, President

5:00 p.m. Leave for Hotel

6:30 p.m. Dinner at local restaurants (Traverse City)

9:00 p.m. Daily Debrief at Cambria Suites Lobby Bar (optional)

Day Three
Wednesday, May 7

7:00 a.m. Breakfast Discussion: Traverse City Health Clinic
Arlene Brennan, Chief Executive Officer
Rene Louchart, Dental Health Coordinator

West Bay Exploration (Overview at hotel - site visit)
Pat Gibson, Vice President

9:00 a.m. Depart for Drilling site

10:00 a.m. Depart for Petoskey

11:15 a.m. Arrive North Central Michigan College (Petoskey)
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 (Sault Ste. Marie)
Mark and Deanna Jones
Michelle Walk, Extension Educator, MSU Extension Sault Ste.

5:00 p.m. Depart for Hotel

6:30 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Daily Debrief at 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 at Business Incubator (Sault Ste. Marie)
Kristen Claus, Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

Depart for Midland

Meridian New Tech School (Sanford)
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 Hotel

6:15 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 (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 end 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

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