The University Record, May 21, 2001

Photo Story: Road Scholars 2001

The third Road Scholars bus tour traveled throughout the state April 30–May 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 O’Grady (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 O’Grady (left), Harriet M. Wall (second from right) and Powell (partially hidden).

At right, Charles R. Doering (left) and Lew Morrissey (right) learn about Jill Bentgen’s business, the Mackinac Straits Fish Co. Photos by David Lossing, courtesy Office of State Outreach, Office of the Vice President for Government Relations

2001 Road Scholars Participants

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 O’Grady, 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.