The third Road Scholars bus tour traveled throughout the state April 30May 4. The tour aims to familiarize faculty with areas of the state that the majority of U-M students call home and to promote interdisciplinary discussion among tour participants. At several sites, community residents and civic and educational leaders joined the Road Scholars for events and to talk about their regions industry, education system, health care and tourism.
At top left, Road Scholars listen to Ann Stephens, interpreter at Hartwick Pines State Park, during a May 1 tour.
At top right, Bradley R. Smith (left), Michelle OGrady (partially hidden, second from left), Thomas J. Powell (second from right) and Silvia Pedraza (far right) talk with David Irwin, principal of Alger Elementary School, while learning about a partnership between Grand Rapids Public Schools and Steelcase Corp.
On the bottom left, Sara Courtneidge (second from left), deputy director of the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, gives a tour of the facility and answers questions from Road Scholars OGrady (left), Harriet M. Wall (second from right) and Powell (partially hidden).
At right, Charles R. Doering (left) and Lew Morrissey (right) learn about Jill Bentgens business, the Mackinac Straits Fish Co. Photos by David Lossing, courtesy Office of State Outreach, Office of the Vice President for Government Relations
Suresh K. Bhavnani, assistant professor of information
Janice Brady, assistant professor of health professions, U-M-Flint
Maria Clara Castro, assistant professor of geological sciences
Charles R. Doering, professor of mathematics
Pierre Goovaerts, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
Michael L. Falk, assistant professor of engineering
Jacqueline R. Francis, assistant professor of art
Suzanne M. Gray, assistant librarian
Joan S. Hellmann, lecturer in mathematics, U-M-Flint
Mark C. Holter, assistant professor of social work
Lydia W. Li, assistant professor of social work
Michelle OGrady, lecturer in nursing
Silvia Pedraza, professor of sociology
Mark Perry, assistant professor of economics, U-M-Flint
Thomas J. Powell, professor of social work
Steven Rudich, assistant professor of medicine
Emily D. Silverman, assistant professor of natural resources and environment
Bradley R. Smith, associate professor of art and design
Kenneth W. Stoffers, clinical associate professor of dentistry
G. Keith Taylor, lecturer II in English
Stephanie D. Taylor, assistant professor of pharmacy
Antonia M. Villarruel, associate professor of nursing
Harriet M. Wall, professor of psychology, U-M-Flint
Betty Anne Younker, assistant professor of music
Other participants were Lisa Rudgers, vice president for communications; Matt Schafer Powell, senior producer of Michigan Radio; John King, dean of the School of Information; and members of the State Outreach Office: Stephanie Brugler, Road Scholar administrative assistant; Richard Carter, associate director of state outreach; David Lossing, Road Scholar project coordinator and state and community relations officer; Lew Morrissey, director.