Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Photos from the 2012 Road Scholars Tour

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The 2012 Michigan Road Scholars' first stop was the state Capitol in Lansing, where they met with elected officials and gathered for a group photo in the rotunda.
Front row, from left: Hari Conjeevaram, Lisa Ruby, Dave Ballou, Emily Nicklett, Maiyoua Vang, Kim Kinder, Pam Davis-Kean, Barb Garavaglia, Sarah Stoddard, Nancy Mason, Tracy Hall, Heidi Kumao, Veronica Wilkerson-Johnson.
Back row, from left: John Schotland, Alex Blackwood, John Gillespie, Scott Lyons, Mitch Rosenwasser, Janet Haley, Danielle De La Mare, Suleyman Uludag, Mariel Lavieri, Michael Hortsch, Di Bowman, John McMorrough, Peggy Daub, Andrew Chang, Bill Piskorowski, Howard Hamerink, Mike Rein. (Photo by Lian Zhu, Office of the Vice President for Government Relations)

On the first day of travel, the Road Scholars listened to members of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians talk about the importance of learning about and living in traditional Anishinabek ways. Front row, from left: Nancy Mason, Mitch Rosenwasser, Kim Kinder; second row, from left: Heidi Kumao, Di Bowman, Mariel Lavieri; third row, from left: Tracy Hall, Barb Garavaglia, Lisa Ruby, Andrew Chang, Pam Davis-Kean. (Photo by Lian Zhu)

Nick Carlson (center, in white shirt), director of environmental sustainability at Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, talks about the group's efforts to derive value from every donation. Scholars shown are, from left, Dave Ballou, Heidi Kumao, Mariel Lavieri, Michael Hortsch, and Alex Blackwood. (Photo by Dana Sitzler, Office of the Vice President for Government Relations)

The scholars' second day began on deck, inside the Soo Locks at Sault Ste Marie, where their boat rose 20 feet to meet the level of Lake Superior. Front, from left: Dave Ballou, John Gillespie, John Schotland, Alex Blackwood, and Maiyoua Vang. (Photo by Lian Zhu)

Day 4 concluded at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., where chair and founder Angela Reyes (right) led a tour of DHDC facilities, including this designated youth space, designed and used by DHDC-affiliated students. Foreground, from left: John McMorrough and Dave Ballou; rear, from left: Mitch Rossenwasser, Nancy Davis, Mariel Lavieri, Tracy Hall. (Photo by Lian Zhu)

The Road Scholars traveled the Detroit Riverwalk, where they paused at General Motors headquarters at the GM Renaissance Center to learn about riverwalk's development and its role in the revitalization of downtown. (Photo by Lian Zhu)